I feel like I live weekend to weekend these days, plugging away at my job and workouts during the week just to survive to the fun stuff. This weekend was no exception in my current trend of crazy-busy – Stanley had a dog show and I had a big training block to wrap up!
Since we were down in Carmel for the dog show, e21 teammate Mary took us out for our long ride on one of her usual routes on Saturday morning. 30 miles out from the coast on Carmel Valley Road, it gets very quiet and sometimes VERY steep. But it was gorgeous and we had a blast!
Made it to the top of the pass!
I returned to the dog show to discover Stanley had gone Best of Breed and was about to head into the Herding Group – perfect timing! I had so much fun cheering him on in his first Group outing and was thrilled he made the judge’s cut to her final dogs.
I was fast asleep by 8:30 that night, all worn out from our big adventures. And back on the bike by 5:10am and out for my long run by 6:10am and back at the dog show by 9:30am. Phew!
On the upside, I was able to replenish some depleted calories Sunday night with a birthday dinner for Nigel!
We are all grateful today was a rest day.