Visiting Olympia, Washington!

18 Aug

I headed up to Olympia, Washington to hang out with some tri friends. Joann and Jenny are doing Challenge Penticton next weekend. We have been planning on having a training weekend + pizza + cake. Luckily enough we picked a weekend that they were in super taper mode. Since I am in my “off-season” I haven’t been riding my bike much.

I arrived Friday night. We got caught up on boys, race goals, and next years races. We went to bed at a decent hour. We got up on Saturday morning and had oatmeal for breakfast.

We were off on a 25 mile ride and they were going to give me the “bike tour” of Olympia.
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We went by the Capital Lake Park: a 5 mile loop around the Capital and lake. We went through downtown. We made our way to Boston Harbor via lots more parks.
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Boston Harbor

Boston Harbor

Olympia State Capital

Olympia State Capital

The biking was great. There are bike lanes everywhere. Olympia did not disappoint with the hills. We had a great rolling hills “taper” ride.

We got home and did a 2 mile transition run. Which felt surprisingly good. I might just do that sprint tri in September that I had been thinking about after all.

After showering and cleaning up we went to La Gitana. We got pizza and salad.
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We finally got to the good stuff!! The chocolate cake was what we were there for. But we decided to get the puff pastry cream puff also! Delicious!
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What a fun time I had in Olympia. Thanks to Joann for hosting. Good luck ladies: Trust your training!! You guys are going to rock next weekend!

5 Responses to “Visiting Olympia, Washington!”

  1. Change of Pace August 19, 2013 at 3:55 AM #

    Sounds like a fun weekend and a nice place to train!
    Good luck to your friends next weekend!

  2. Joann August 19, 2013 at 6:19 AM #

    Thank YOU!!! Leslie! For coming and visiting! It was a really fun time! I will remember to “trust my training” next weekend!!! 🙂 have a great time at HTC!! Until next time…. 🙂

  3. Kristen L August 19, 2013 at 1:45 PM #

    So much fun getting to catch up with friends! And do a bike/run with them as well. Aaand, those desserts look delish!

    • Leslie @ TriathleteTreats August 20, 2013 at 11:27 AM #

      I love being able to go on “vacay” (not really) but be able to work out while I am gone!! 🙂

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