Bloomsday packet pick up, I’m pretty sure Makenna was thrilled to be there haha
Well, Bloomsday started off with a bang. Met at my place and got a ride downtown from Dan. My brother Ray, my brother from another mother Libey, and I ran!
Here we are at the start line!
Things were going great, we were in the groove, weather was nice, were were actually sticking together throughout the madness… BUT THEN…. Libey hit the curb wrong and went down, we thought he twisted his ankle, so we headed to the medic station
Here we are waiting for him
He kept going for a bit but couldn’t, he was in so much pain 😦 We tried to get him a ride, but they were unable to get anyone out, so he walked back to the start, against the crowd, with a BROKEN FOOT!!! What a trooper! I’m sure I would have been in tears.
Yup, definitely broken…
My last long run before Bloomsday!
So, a week before Bloomsday, I decided to bang out a 5 miler (which turned into a 6 miler due to an important phone call I had to take). I headed toward Argonne, I love parking in the lot on Maringo, just East of Argonne and running east to Mirabeau Park for a nice out and back. Here are a few pics, it was gorgoeus! I love our city ❤
But, my absolute favorite part is the bridge…
This is the Denny Ashlock bridge. I’m not sure if the name Ashlock confuses people, or if the bridge is just so beautiful that people feel like they’re in Paris. There is a bridge in Paris called the Pont des Arts, where people put a padlock on the brige, and throw the key in the water, locking their love there forever, how romantic!
According to Huffington Post, “The Pont des Arts was the city’s (Paris’) first love-lock bridge. When the municipal government cleared the locks off the bridge in 2010, the tradition continued on the Pont de l’Archevêché (Archbishop’s Bridge), with its romantic view of Notre Dame.” Here is a picture of that one I stole from the net:
This is as close as it gets here in Spokane ❤
I love this!!
I finished the run slowly, I’m blaming the phone call haha
Then made myself a recovery protein shake. Have you guys seen this vegan organic protein powder at Costco? It’s only $23.99 and it tastes amazing!! My girlfriend Megan recommended it to me, and she was right, so good!!
Have a great week everyone, and remember to love where you live ❤