This weekend I went to visit my best friend and we spent Saturday night at the rodeo. It is held at the horse farm where she rides, so initially we helped out the rodeo company by manning one of the gates. We got to do a lot of people watching and also saw all the bulls being hauled in.
Seriously look at that Holstein bull (the black and white one). Can you imagine getting on that thing? I actually ended up getting a picture of the guy who won on Saturday night. Here he is at the beginning of his winning ride (in the short round):
And here he is after his “dismount” once he hit 8 seconds:
But they say it doesn’t hurt when you stay on for the full 8 seconds. We were there until nearly midnight and I didn’t get to bed until after 1:30 AM. That is at least 3 hours past my bedtime.
Since my friend rides at the horse farm that hosts the rodeo (and since we usually work the gate/do whatever they need help with) we get to hang out in the VIP section. That means free VIP food! I failed to get any pictures of the food, but I do have a funny story for you. It looked like they had mini hamburgers and chicken with pineapple shish kabobs. I had one of each and thought they both tasted pretty good. Come to find out the mini “hamburgers” were actually turkey burgers and the “chicken” shish kabobs were pork. Apparently my taste buds were a little off…. but either way the food was good!
I bet you can’t guess how many miles I had on my training schedule today for the Thunder Road Marathon. Hint: it resembled the past two weeks’ weekday run distances. Sure enough it was 3 miles! Are you getting tired of me saying that? I’m kind of getting tired of writing it. But no worries- things are going to get wild next week. It was a bit of a tough run today because it is hot, hot, hot outside. I took this picture of our thermometer around 5:00 PM, and it was in the shade.
Once Barry and I got home from our run I gave one of my new hydration products from my StrideBox . Today I tried the tri-berry flavored GU Brew electrolyte tablet. I thought it tasted pretty good! Don’t mind Hank… he likes to photo bomb.
Now don’t hate me for this, because I know there are a lot of Nuun lovers out there, but I gave my grape-flavored Nuun a try last week and I did not like it. There was just something funky about the after taste. It’s not for me, but if you’re a fan of Nuun just think of it as more for you!
Would you ever ride a bull (for a bet, money, etc.)?
Nope! I would maybe ride a steer, though.
Are you having a hot week this week?
Have you tried Nuun or Gu Brew before? Did you like them?