Paula and I visited New Mexico to see my mother for her birthday. It was a quick trip, but we managed to squeeze in a few of our old habits. Friday morning, I was able to hop on the bike and ride the Jemez Dam route. I wanted to ride some hills and get some miles in.
Here's a quick video I shot:
Then, I drove on down to ABQ proper and met up with Dave for a morning run. We had a good few miles in the gloriously beautiful Sandia foothills. Too bad I didn't bring my phone to take some pictures. And in proper New Mexican form, we followed up with a Golden Pride breakfast burrito. So good.
It was good to see my mother, sister, her husband, and my cousin and her fiance. We had a real good dinner in Santa Fe and spent some quality time together. Its rare for multiple members of our family to congregate, given our various geographic locations.
I managed to hop on the bike for one more ride up to the Jemez Dam and a short run before jumping in the car for the 8 or so hour drive back to Oklahoma.
Back to the relative grind. Next week is Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake. I'm hoping for a solid, injury-free finish.