Near downtown Eugene and along the Willamette River, a 3 mile loop was closed to traffic from 12-4 PM. After the manfriend arrived home from a LONG drive back from Las Vegas for work, he needed a little nap.
Several people were even making the rounds on elliptigos! Have you ever seen one? They're actually pretty cool/space age looking.
We saw all kinds of bikes and some interesting outfits too. Don't ask me HOW he gets off this bike...
The manfriend and his murse (man purse)
This makes a strong case for not drinking soda. Ironically, this sign was sitting at the stand for locally made ice cream that we bought. But I'll take fresh, tasty ice cream over soda ANY day.
Overall, the event was a lot of fun. There were a TON of volunteers out helping to keep the streets safe and a lot more people out enjoying the event than we expected. It was definitely a carefree way to spend a few hours of the last weekend of summer.
The manfriend was in the mood for some beer after our slow 3 mile spin in the sun. We stopped by Ninkasi Brewing, but unfortunately they were closing early.
No beer for us. It's okay, we managed to find some at Steelhead, another local establishment with a nice outdoor patio where I had an orange wheat ale.
And just like that, another weekend has come and gone!
On the Marathon Training Front: My body is feeling pretty tired. I did an 8.5 mile run this morning and had to take a few walking breaks for my glute's sake. I need to stay on top of the fatigue and soreness these next three weeks and be smart about my training!
I picked up some more epsom salts and am planning to use it during a few baths. I was shocked to read how many benefits this powerful stuff contains - from flushing toxins from the body and easing muscle pains to lowering blood pressure and relieving stress.
But just like anything, I'm wary about believing everything I read (or see on tv), so you should be too. Hello, corn syrup ads telling us that high fructose corn syrup is JUST like regular sugar. Yeah. Right.
Nighty night! Time to foam roll.