My 12 Miler:
I wanted to do one last long run for my marathon training before I started tapering for the Boulder 70.3 on the 8th. My marathon training is mixed into my 70.3 training plan, so it's not exactly to the point I would be at if I was just training for a marathon. But, I'm hoping that my tri fitness will get me to the point I need to be when I actually "just" train for the big 26.2!
Anyways, I decided to head out mid morning to try and simulate the hot race conditions for my HIM.
But, wouldn't you know that the day I planned on doing my long run it was in the mid 70s and absolutely perfect running weather! I wanted to do an out and back course from my house that lead to my favorite running trail, the Highline Canal.
I'm not sure if all of you know that I am a vegetarian. I would actually say that I am closer to being a vegan than a vegetarian. But, although I love animals, I chose this eating lifestyle for health reasons above all others. That is why there are some things (like Jimmy John's Turkey Tom sandwiches) that I just won't give up. Or, when certain opportunities present themselves I'm not going to not go along with them because of how I normally eat. This is kind of off topic, but I thought I needed to explain that before I get to the point of this post!
Now, we don't really eat fish, but every time we go camping, we pick places by streams so my husband can fish. He loves fishing and is really good at it. And, if you've ever had wild trout, you know how delicious it is! So camping is actually one of the few times that we'll eat fish. My husband is really excited that our boys are at the age now where they can actually go fishing together. And when we camp, he'll help them fish and try to find good places for them to use their poles. But, it is really hard to catch wild trout, especially when you're 3 and 5 and don't really know how to fish! So, enter Grandma and Grandpa's Fishing Pond!
Sunday, my husband and I decided to bring our boys here for some fishing fun. It is a stocked trout pond up in Idaho Springs, that is perfect for little kids to experience catching fish. This place was so awesome! As soon as we got close to the pond we could see fish jumping out of the water. The boys thought it was the coolest thing and were so excited to start fishing! We had our boys take turns fishing so my husband could help them. I was busy taking tons of pictures..ha ha! Here are some of my favorites:
The boys had a complete blast fishing and were so excited when they reeled one in! The experience was definitely worth it! That night, we grilled the trout with some fresh rosemary from our garden, garlic, and lemon. We served it with wild rice and steamed veggies and it was delicious! Yum!
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