Tuesday, June 30, 2009

You know it’s close to Independence Day in DC when…..

I had jury duty today and the trial goes into tomorrow which really messes up things at work.  However, I did want to get picked.  So many people complain about jury duty, but hell I would rather intelligent people on the jury (especially if my ass is on trial) than Judge Judy watching whiners who think the system is out to get them or they think the $30 a day is a lot of money. 

This morning I was up and at the pool.  I arrived a little late, but I was still able to get in 2200 yards.   I started out with a 350 warm up and the rest went like this:

  • 5 x 100 odds hard, even easy
  • 1 x 500 free
  • 3 x 100 kick
  • 8 x 25 sprint
  • 5 x 100 free odds hard, even easy
  • 4 x 25 sprint
  • 150 cool down

I felt good in the water and I am always glad when we work sprints into some longer swims.  I need to work some 1000 yard plus sets in soon. 

After we left the court today, I picked up the bike and headed out for an hour ride.  I got out to Hains Point to some loops and the gates where locked.  Then it dawned on me that the 4th of July is Saturday.  They store can secure the fireworks at Hains Point.  No one can get to them and if they did, then the explosion would not really effect anything. 

On the way back I stopped to watched the planes landing at Reagan National.  I love it when the planes land from the north.  They flight right over your head.  Final As you can see from this photo the plane is following the Potomac and is on final  to land.  The planes come in at about 70 or 100 feet and you can feel the wind from them.  Landing



It really is a sight to behold.  If you ever get to the DC Area make sure you stop at Gravelly Point to watch them land.   Then I looked over and got a view of the Capitol Dome.   One clear days like today it reminds that I am lucky enough to live in a pretty cool place.  Capitol

Tomorrow is back to court and then heading to Georgia to do some more work on my mother’s house.  I hope everyone has a great Independence Day and remember the real meaning.  The beer, burgers and fireworks are just a way to celebrate, they aren’t the meaning. 


Rainmaker said...

Gravelly is perhaps one of my favorite places in DC. When I first moved out here, I'd go there all the time and watch planes - especially around 8-9PM in the summer near sunset. Just hanging out on the knoll there.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Nice job on the swim, I can't wait to build up to a workout like that!

Kelly said...

Happy 4th of July!

Velma said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really love DC and try to get there often. I want to do Marine Corps next year.

Trishie said...

I would love to be on a jury... but as a prosecutor I don't think I'll ever get picked (well, not for a criminal trial anyhow). nice swim and happy fourth !

Al's CL Reviews said...

That last pic is so pretty.

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