Anne had to work on Saturday and was starting so early in order to get the distance in and beat the heat. Unfortunately, we were only able to accomplish one of those. The weather wasn't so forgiving...it was 83 degrees at 3:30 am! There was a slight breeze throughout the run which helped but it was warm. There was also a ton of lightning off in the distance. We stopped at her house around mile 3 to check the radar but it looked like the storm was over 20 miles away so we kept on going. I got 8 miles in with Anne and was headed back home before the sun was even up.
The fun started after I took my first nap of the day...the inaugural Tri to Remember for the Alzheimer's Association was being hosted at the end of my street. I took Hershey and walked down to the park to cheer on my triathlete friends. One of my coworkers was participating on a relay team doing the bike leg too. The course was challenging with a very hilly 15 mile bike course. The run also included some challenging uphills. The overall winner had a time around 1hr 8 min which was blazing fast. Hershey was extremely tuckered out from all the fun...cutest thing was a little girl came over to pet Hersh and wanted to know what tricks she could do. Hershey isn't that talented in the tricks department, she knows how to shake and high five and that's about it.
|The Jr. Livestock Auction at the Benton County Fair|
Sunday was laid back and started with a 5 mile run with my brother-in-law Scott and his friend Matt. They are training for a 10K on Labor Day and this was their farthest run so far in their training. They wanted some help with new places to run so I took them on a tour of Bentonville. The weather was cooler but extremely humid. The guys were pleasantly surprised when I told them we were at the 5 mile mark and that they were done. Both said they felt they could have gone further which is great for their race coming up. It wasn't the easiest route too...there was a mix of hills and they did awesome.
|Brent, Kyla, me, and Cole enjoying the shade during our bike ride.|