This vacation isn't fitting in real well with my training for Pikes Peak next month since there are no incline treadmills, weight machines, or stair steppers in sight to get me ready for the trek up the side of a mountain. However, I do have some extra time on my side since I don't have to go into work. Also a plus is that this is a real vacation where I can relax in the lake or by a campfire and not have to run around to tourist traps all day following an itinerary. What I'm trying to say is
|We're staying at a resort called Sunset Beach for obvious reasons.|
I'm happy to say I've been getting a full 8 hours sleep at night for a change. By the time I get up, eat a bite, and hit the road, it is about 9:00a. In Kansas, the heat would be beating on me like Casey Anthony by that time. Here, it's been in the upper 50s or low 60s, and I can finish 10+ mile runs without being dehydrated. My daily runs take me by several lakes.
|Big Pine Lake (the one we stayed on)|
|Don't know the name of this lake, but I thought the cows added|
something to the picture.
Now that the running formalities are out of the way, I'll post a few family vacation pics:
|My oldest boy, Colter, caught his first fish, and his uncle tried to get him to kiss it.|
|For those who like wildlife, we had chipmunks running around camp.|
|My adventurous wife taking her chances in water outside of a pool.|
I will not comment on the lack of contrast between her and the raft, but
I'm sure it's my fault for not knowing how to take a picture.
|Minnesota's state bird, the Mosquito.|
|Lunchtime with 2Slow's mom and brother.|
|My 4 year old, Hayden|
We will be heading back to Kansas Saturday where I will have no guilt about my workouts here, but I will have to man up and hit the inclines and stairs hard next week.