I got up super early on Sunday because I had a 3hr. bike/30min. run brick scheduled and I wanted to get it done before all of the festivities began! I set my alarm at 4:45, and got to the bike trail by 5:40. This is what the sky looked like when I got out of my car:
I decided to do a route inside Chatfield Park because it has a good mix of hills, fast flats, and lots of steady inclines. I got into my groove and started cranking out the miles. Because of the impending storm there was some wind. And of course, the headwind was during the steady inclines and hills. Ugh! It started sprinkling a little bit, and I was afraid the skies might open up, but they never did. Phew! My legs started to feel fatigued around the 1:45 mark, but I kept on keeping on and ended up riding for about 2:40. I would have ridden longer, but I made it back to my car sooner than I thought and didn't feel like going back out again.
The sky was still pretty dark, so I was hoping again to finish my run before the rain came. I actually don't mind running in the rain, but it's nice not to have soaking clothes when you finish a workout. I changed into my running stuff and headed out. I thought my legs would be completely dead, but I was surprised by how good they felt. There were a lot of people on the trail by this time and I saw lots of families biking with their kids. It was awesome! I got back to my car and snapped this picture:
Another brick for the books! Woohoo! :)
Rain and fireworks:
My oldest son turned 5 today. :) Because his birthday is right after the 4th of July holiday, we always have his birthday party in late June. So, what do you do to make a boy's 5th birthday fun?
How about a trip to Chuck E. Cheese!
Gotta love the off-road jeep ride! Ha ha :)Oh, but that's not all. After the boys took a nap, we loaded them up in the burley and rode our bikes to the swim beach. I think the whole city was there, but we still had fun swimming in the water and playing in the sand. After we had our fill of vitamin D, we rode to Jimmy John's for some dinner, followed of course with a chocolate dipped cone at Dairy Queen. They're right next to each other and you have to give your kid some kind of dessert for their birthday! Right? Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it! :) I think we were able to make our son's day special, and it was just a great end to a great holiday weekend.
I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!