One of my absolute favorite parts about traveling is exploring the new area with my running shoes. I am taking a running break right now (so I can let my body fully recover from the marathon) so instead of running I left first thing in the morning to go on a walk for an hour.
Just me, Regina Spektor (in my headphones) and the gorgeous scenery (my bro lives in the country and there are so many barns and acres and acres of trees). It felt so good… Although, I couldn’t imagine running in the heat/humidity that was hanging out even though it was early.
First major activity of the day (we did so many yesterday that it felt like 4 days all in one) was to Churchill Downs in Louisville. My first experience watching horse racing.
I should have placed some bets on the horses that Brooke said would win (she really would say a number when I asked her who she thought would win) because her picks kept winning.
I could not believe how fast these horses were and their muscles were bulging. We were right up against the rail and I think the coolest part of the whole experience was hearing the thunder of the horses as they ran by.
PS I am proud of my iPhone for taking this picture:
We were ready for lunch afterwards and hit up a place that a lot of you guys from Kentucky recommended. I now trust your food opinion (it takes really good food for me to really trust people with this important matter).
I started with a salad with the world’s best dressing… This hit the spot.
And you can’t go here without getting dessert. This 4-layer chocolate dessert spoke to my soul the second I saw it and I had to have it.
I also tried some of Brooke’s birthday cake ice cream and that was incredible too!
Brooke is living the dream while we are here. Ice cream and cousins (not pictured is her cousin that is just 2 months younger than her).
After lunch we went to a huge splash pad and then to the Big Four Bridge. It used to be a bridge for trains but they turned it into a walking bridge and it goes over the Ohio River and one side of the bridge is in Kentucky and the other side is Indiana.
Pretty sweet. You know you are a runner when you go somewhere like this and you can’t stop thinking about how fun it would be to run there all of the time.
And as if that wasn’t enough we went to the pool afterwards. So far Kentucky is one of my new favorites.
And two randoms:
1. Just taking some selfies on the couch while we watched Frozen.
2. My sis-in-law is brilliant and cuts the top of the bag cereal off and puts it in this container so it is a million times easier to pour and keep the cereal fresh. I will be copying her.
Best dessert that you have had in the last month?
Do you exercise on vacation—> always, sometimes, never?
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Weekends are for ________, ________ and _________.