Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Might as well make it fun...

Instead of plodding through a few miles on the same old streets, we decided to make use of our season passes and walk around Six Flags. Just walking from the parking lot to the front gate is nearly a mile (since we never get up-close parking) and meandering around the park all day gets in another 3-4, with one more done on the way back out to the car.

It's not a spectacularly long distance, but it keeps me on my feet for several hours, with pockets of stopping here and there to do things and see awesomeness like this:

This little guy is a Fennec Fox, and they were taking him for a walk today. We've seen them taking the camels for walks before--I'm guessing because they don't have the biggest enclosures--and once they were walking an elephant, but this is the first time I've seen them out with one of the little guys.

He was so excited, he peed for us.

I didn't overheat this time--it was about the same temp as the last time we went and I nearly horked up my toenails because of the heat--but wearing shorts makes a huge difference over black jeans. All in all I think we got in 5 miles, plus I got a really cool hat.

It might be a smidge too small, but it's spiffy and it's a funky shade of pink.

And it totally clashed with my bright orange shirt, but hey...I never set out to win any fashion awards.

Tomorrow: the gym an an hour in the pool. I'll probably take Friday as a rest day since Saturday is a high mileage day. On the schedule Sunday has a chunk of miles listed, but I think I'm getting to the point of not sticking 100% to the schedule. I've got other cardio work to get done, and apparently I have pink spandex bike video to have shot...

But if the photographer suddenly had other plans, I'd be fine with that.




dkm3day said...

Oh she DOESN'T have other plans - what time should I be there.

Camie's Kitties said...

Love the hats, and the fennec. I love their ears.

Can't wait to see the pink spandex bike video.