|Isn't the bike path here scenic?|
|These were $10 a can! Better be good....|
Friday (44,542 steps) - Work from home, rest day.
This took a LOT longer than we planned. And thankfully, we started really early, because it was super hot by the time we were coming down. Home long enough to take a quick shower before taking Ariel to meet a friend at the park. While we waited, we went to New Image for a beer.
We sat on the patio and planned on taking Pika for a quick walk before dinner.
Things did not quite go according to plan... So we were doing our normal walk and Ariel noticed that there was a baby duck swimming alone in the lake, peeping up a storm. We didn't see any adult ducks nearby, and even the closest geese were almost out of sight. I quick googled what happens to a hatchling if they get separated from their parents. I had no idea that random hens will DROWN babies that don't belong to them. Thus began the big rescue. While the baby was clearly scared and alone, he was also evasive. Between Ariel and Ben it probably took close to a half hour to rescue the duck. He is so cute, and we named him Bob.
Sunday (34,650 steps) - After getting virtually no sleep, Ben and I were up early again, this time to meet Sheila and Alison for a run at Centennial Cone. I had only been there once, years ago, and never run the full loop. I messed up mapping times and we barely made it there on time. I hate being late when we are meeting people.
Thankfully it was overcast and even a little chilly for this run. I can imagine it gets very hot out on these trails because it's pretty exposed. We decided to meet up at the Two Bears Tavern outside Idaho Springs. I had never been there before, their signage was amusing. Even though it was chilly, we sat on the patio. We basically froze to death, but at least we got beer and a really good burger.
Monday (68,601 steps) - Work from home, rest day. Dog walk during lunch and after work. Very uneventful day.
- 287,643 steps
- 37.3 miles run