A Good Sunday

This has been a good day.

Woke up this morning and drove up to Lanesboro, MN where Steph and I hopped on our bikes and followed the Root River State Trail all the way to Rushford.  That’s a mere 19 miles away.  When we got there, we turned around and headed back.  Total distance ridden – 38 miles in 3 hrs, 23 minutes.

Once back in Lanesboro, we had a delicious lunch at the Pedal Pusher Cafe, one of our favorite restaurants in the area.  Really should go there more often.

Believe it or not, we did have a purpose for this aside from our usual demented nature.  I’m one of the organizers for a 150km Relay Race for Luther’s Sesquicentennial celebration and a portion of the course follows the route we biked today.  We had to scope out exchange points and anything else worthy of note.  One of those notes was a very friendly dog that ran with us for 9 miles, outpacing us for the entire time (and we were doing 5 minute miles) until his owner met him at the next town.

Back home in Decorah, there was no rest for the weary as I changed and headed out to play 2.5 hours of Ultimate Frisbee. I played Ultimate a great deal as a kid and only this past year discovered that there is an ‘open’ league that plays games every Sunday.  It attracts all sorts of people – good, bad, young, old – and the focus is on fun.  So I fit in great.  I call it my social event of the week.

After Ultimate, Steph and I ate dinner before heading down to the bowling alley.  We’re in a league with a handful of other couples (and Steph’s parents).  Level of play varies from good to lousy.  I fit in the lousy category today  but last week I set a high score (174) and followed that up with a 100.  Whoops.  It’s all fun though since everybody cheers for everyone else.

And now you know why I call it a good day.  Now it’s time for bed.  Night night.