Bernie enjoying the weather
Since our busy weekend of racing last weekend, Mike and I have been up to a few things. Unfortunately, the Monday right after Flower City we got a stomach bug that caused us to both come home from work early. We basically slept the day away and then because we were so weak on Tuesday, we didn't go into work that day either.
Luckily we are in taper mode for the Cleveland Marathon so this wasn't that big of a deal, and better that it happened this week and not in a few weeks! My runs haven't felt that great since Flower City, but I'm hoping that I will feel better this week.
After recovering, this weekend was full of fun summer activities! We met up with our friend Jess for a 12 mile run yesterday morning, which went alright as I mentioned before, and then we got dressed up for a Derby Day party.
Mike in his element
Me and my new friend, Bethany
Our friends Eric and Sheila host an annual party on the day of the Kentucky Derby and everyone gets dressed up. I opted to forgo the hat, but I did wear a dress which never happens.
Mike and Eric at the OTB
The betting group
We even made a trip to OTB and placed a few bets, I don't think anyone at the party won any money though!
Oh yea, check out my tan lines (or sunburn lines)
After going to bed early because of all the sun we got, we were up and ready for a 35 mile ride this morning. The route was extremely hilly, there was almost a 900 foot elevation gain, but it was gorgeous out there today! I enjoyed seeing some horses, cows and I especially liked seeing "Ziggy's Farm" toward the end of the ride.
We ended the ride and quickly got ready to go to our friend Greg's daughter's kid's tri. It was so cute! I loved seeing all the kids swimming, biking and running their hearts out. We brought our cow bell so that we could cheer for everyone.
The transition area
This weekend was really fun, but exhausting. We only have two more weeks until our next marathon and I can't wait! We're just going to try to enjoy the taper and the summer-like weather!
How is the weather where you are? Did you go to a Derby Day party?