Even with all of our weekend adventures this summer, I am happy to report that I haven't missed a long run! I've adjusted some mid-week runs here and there to accommodate my schedule, but the ones that count (long runs) have been going very well.
After our visit to Penn State, we traveled to Spokane for a family wedding! It was my first time to WA and after a brief layover in Seattle, MarathonMike and I agreed that we want to go back! Don't be fooled. It wasn't the airport that got us, even though it was very nice. The views flying in were amazing and we want to check it all out someday.
We got in on a Thursday and traveled to Coeur D'Alene, Idaho with our cousins for dinner. Cute little town with lots of shops and restaurants surrounding a beautiful lake. Highly recommend Crafted Tap House + Kitchen for drinks and dinner. Delicious!
Most of the family was arriving on Friday, so Friday morning was the perfect time to go out for a long run. Our hotel was in a busier part of Spokane, so I apologize, but I don't have any pictures from my run because it was mostly sidewalks and road construction. Since I wasn't familiar with the area, I picked out a 3 mile loop from the hotel and ran it 4 times for 12 miles. Before our trip, running in MA was hot, sticky, and just plain awful. It was so refreshing to run in the cool, dry morning air. Great run, for sure!
That afternoon, MarathonMike and I traveled to downtown Spokane and walked all around Riverfront Park. Beautiful place with space to relax, walk, run, or bike. Plus, there was a merry-go-round, children's amusement park, a fountain, and a really cool running sculpture that celebrates the Bloomsday Run. So glad we got to see this part of Spokane!
Of course, the whole point of our visit to Spokane was to celebrate the wedding of our cousin Ben to his beautiful bride, Katy. The ceremony was outdoors along the Little Spokane River with a barn reception and Huckleberry Pie for dessert. So much fun! And here's proof that MarathonMike and I clean up well. At least, I think so!
Hope you are enjoying your summer as much as I am! Even if it is going fast!