Oshie having a blast rolling around in the sand. He loves doing this and it looks hilarious. Unfortunately this means that there will be sand falling out of his coat for a few days, even after a long bath outside. He loves doing it though and we just can’t say no to him (even if we did he would still do it).
We decided to take Oshie to the beach on Tuesday. The recent temp cool down made it much more pleasant to spend a few hours out on the hot sand. Nancy was finding Shark teeth without even trying and Oshie just didn’t want to stay out of the water. After almost 3 hours out in the sun we could tell he was getting tired (we were too) and we called it a day.
A short car ride home and a bath for Oshie and we all settled down for a quiet evening at home. Oshie was so exhausted that he slept for the rest of the day and this morning he didn’t want to get up. He may have over done it a bit because it looks like his sore hind leg from a few months back was bothering him again. Nothing a bit of rest won’t fix and he had fun so I am sure in his mind it was worth it.
I can’t remember if I mentioned this or not but I have been training to run my first half marathon in September. I am not sure what made me wan to run because normally I hate running if some kind of sport is not involved. Anyway, two weeks ago I convinced my wife, brother his roommate to do join me in an 8k beach race. I was more than ready for it and so was my wife and Scott (brothers roommate) but my brother not so much. It kicked is ass but in true Marine form he pushed himself through it and finished.
This is what happens when you don’t run Ethan!
We competed as a team and none of us were really concerned about time ( I was a little because I am always competitive). We did all finish together sort of ha-ha. I finished first with Scott a minute or two behind. I then circled back to run in with my brother and wife. Nancy hung back with Ethan to make sure he would be alright and partly because it was hot and humid and she just didn’t want to run fast. In the end we all crossed the finish line together and had a excellent time.
Best part was taking a dip in the ocean to cool off afterwards.
So one race down and more to follow. Unless we find one soon, my next race will be the Marine Corps Half Marathon which is what started me on this running kick. At the moment I don’t plan to run a full marathon but I also had never planned on running a half so who knows. Happy running!
It is officially summer and that means it is time to hit the beach. This is what we have to look forward to with Oshie. With the amount of sand he will carry home we could build our own beach in the backyard. Stay safe out there and have fun this summer folks!