Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Monday, September 9, 2013

September 9, 2013

Today started out early, with Jason needing to be over at his TRS (not sure what the letters mean, other than something to do with transitioning) training, over at MCRD. I initially thought we were going to be going over to Miramar, but this morning Jason said it was at MCRD. The good news is that it is effectively just across the street from his house. The tougher part was that access to the depot is a little tighter, and we had to make people aware that I would be going back and forth, without Jason in the van. It all worked out, and Jason got to class with time to spare and I was allowed back on to the depot with not problems at all.

After dropping Jason off I took the girls up to Balboa, to the Child Development Center (CDC), so the girls could get to their respective classes, and then I simply came back to the house and figured I'd wait to hear from Jason, as to when he wanted to be picked up. Shortly after arriving back home it occurred to me that I had some time available to me that I had not had in several weeks, and decided to go for a much needed bike ride. I sent Jason and text and then took off a few minutes later.

It was a nice ride, as there really wasn't much traffic, with the commute being over and lunch traffic not having started yet. There were just a relatively small number of pedestrians around and so my ride along the harbor was almost like a Sunday morning ride. It was a regular loop that I have made several times and by the time I was done with the 12 mile ride, I was pretty tired. I knew I had not ridden in several weeks, like I said earlier. I guess as you get a little older you get further out of shape much faster, and I really don't like that. I need to find the time and discipline to ride more often.

The rest of the day was spent hanging around the house and talking to various folks on the phone, and keeping my email up-to-date. It was a nice day to kind of relax. I went to pick up the girls when I went over to purchase some printer ink, and a few other things. Then tonight we had spaghetti with sausages for dinner. Anthony Netto had come over for dinner, so it was a great chance to discuss some plans with him and to just kick back and have some carefree conversation. I am hopeful that tomorrow is as much fun. Thank you, for all the continued prayers and support coming our way. Take care and stay positive.

1 comment:

  1. So Jason made it through the whole day's session?
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