We hit about 11 locations and found all but two of the caches. It was a lot of fun. (Sorry, this post is going to be kind of picture heavy.)
|Preston - 1st cache|
|Preston, Kaiden and Brandon - 1st cache|
|me signing the log at the 2nd cache|
|Brandon, Kaiden and Preston at the 3rd cache|
|4th cache - nothing there but a history lesson|
Where you see Preston and the boys standing is called four corners. Brandon is in one county in Nebraska, Kaiden is sort of in one county in Nebraska and Preston is in a county in Colorado. The next corner away from Preston is yet another county in Nebraska. Pretty neat. :)
|Preston 5th cache|
|a magnetic nano was the 6th cache|
|Kaiden and Preston (and Brandon) at the 7th cache|
|Preston with the 8th cache log|
|Brandon with the 9th cache|
We are trying to be more active outside with the kids and I think we've hit a great activity. It was kind of cool - a lot of the locations we'd been to before but had no idea those caches were there because we weren't looking for anything. Plus, we learned a lot about different places we'd been to before in passing. The kids had a blast. The boys are really into treasure hunting so this was right up their alley. :)
I haven't ran since my five miler on Friday, so I had a feeling it was going to be rough today. I did three miles and it was HOT and kind of tough. I had a full belly (ate dinner late and then decided I really needed to run), not enough water and it was still 80 degrees. It could have been worse. I know, I gripe a lot about running, but it's been pretty rare for me to have a good run. I keep hoping it'll get easier, which is why I keep pushing myself. It'll come, right?
|3 miles, 39:30, 13:10 pace, 385 calories burned|
Slower than I'd like, but I'm trying to quit obsessing about my pace. I just need to concentrate on getting to the finish line, right? One foot in front of the other...