Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mini Vaca...

That's what we called last weekend. I signed up a while back for the Little Voo Du in Baton Rouge and we decided to make a weekend out of the trip.

We drove out on Friday - it was an awful drive taking 4 hours rather than the expected 2 - but once we finally made it to our hotel, things settled down quite a bit. Brent found a great room for us! It was more like a full condo than a hotel room really with plenty of room for us to mill around and store my bike out of the way.

After a good night's sleep (I know...hard to believe but we divide and conquer in 2 queen beds when we stay in hotels these days so the babies sleep sound and snug), we got ourselves together and went to the zoo. Brent's childhood friend Jay met us there with his 2 boys and Mommom ended up joining us a bit later! We had such good day there. The weather was beautiful and after walking through the main parts of the zoo, the kiddos got a little restless in their strollers. So we decided to sort of park in a green space and let them run around a bit. They had a wonderful time!

We had a really busy afternoon / evening with a few errands and picking up my race packet for the next day.

Sunday, we muddled through getting ready (always a difficult feat at 6am) and made our way to the race. Kyle and I participated together again in another short duathalon (run 2 miles, bike 10 miles, run 2 miles). This time, the route was along the levee in Baton Rouge.

We both cut a number of minutes off of our previous times and both did very well in our age groups with Kyle getting first in his and me getting fourth in mine!

During the race, Mary Louise, with Mommom's encouragement, actually pet a horse on the nose! There were stables along the park property where the race began and a young girl happened to be riding along the fence where the family was waiting for Kyle and I to pass. It apparently didn't take long to coax Mary Louise into touching the sweet stead on the muzzle. I'm so proud of her for breaking out of her little shell a bit!

So, all really went well - and I'm back to training! Half marathon coming up in February!!



  1. So much fun--such huge blessings! xxxooo

  2. Congratulations on your great race placement! I'm breaking down and buying a road bike and want to do several duathlons next year too.

    Good luck with the marathon training!