Someone had a blast at the pool today for the puppy plunge. He was able to play meet many new friends, some even were his kind and work on his swimming which could use some improvent. He is exhausted and will probably spend the next day recovering. More photos coming soon.
Today is supposed to be back up in the 90s. We can’t wait until the temperatures get cool and stay that way. Oshie is ready with his Quicksilver sun hat.
He also participated in a puppy plunge at the outdoor pool on base. He had a blast and is exhausted. It is apparent that he needs swimming lessons. He doesn’t use his back legs very well which leads to him tipping way back instead of staying level. He will learn eventually. Pictures of the puppy plunge to come soon.
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!
The moon was out early last night and the way it was illuminated allowed me to capture some great detail even with a limited focal length of 300mm. Shot with my Canon 7d mk2 and Tamron 70-300 and processed in Adobe Lightroom to enhance the detail and attempt to color correct a little.