Tracktown USA - Day 6

Tracktown USA - Day 6

For me, day 6 in Tracktown USA can be easily summed up with the words running, eating and sleeping; I'll add in some photos, though, for added interest. 

A local running shop, Run Hub Northwest, hosted Oiselle on Wednesday morning for a group run along Pre's Trail; the options were for a 3-4 mile run or a 5-6 mile run. 

The trail has several different turns, loops, etc. and, as many of you are already aware, I am often directionally challenged. Thankfully, my Oiselle teammate Rebekah, from Colorado, offered to run with me; otherwise, I might still be out there. 

Wednesday's weather was fantastic and Rebekah and I got in six miles together; I wish I'd gotten a picture with her, but there's still time. The great folks at Run Hub took a photo of all of us together and, if you look closely, you can find Rebekah (to my left) and I standing next to one another.

Photo courtesy of Run Hub Northwest.

Photo courtesy of Run Hub Northwest.

We returned to Provisions in the Fifth Street Market for some post-run fuel and it was just as delicious as it was a few days ago; with full bellies we returned to Home Tweet Home to scrub the dirt off and relax.

I had a little afternoon nap, and then woke up to enjoy a treat I'd picked up at the market and chat with my homies.

Kaleigh offered to cook dinner last night, homemade falafel, and Lynn whipped up some fresh tabouleh to go along with it. These ladies have some serious skills in the kitchen; I could get used to this! 

We had some ice cream in the freezer, which looked pretty tasty, but Paulette suggested a local creamery she'd tried in the past and that's the only push we needed to get out the door. We ended up at Red Wagon Creamery and it is the cutest little spot! 

They are purveyors of handcrafted, small-batch ice cream from their tiny 200 square foot dairy pant...and it is a taste sensation.

I had a scoop of their Spirit of '45, a brandy lemon ice cream with Corum cherries; the gal behind the counter added a little bit of fresh lemon curd on top and I thought I might die of delight.

We all hit the sack pretty early last night because we'll likely be up pretty late this evening. There's some big action on the track this evening - the women's 3,000m steeplechase final, with three Oiselle athletes - followed by a gathering hosted by the lovely folks of Picky Bars. More to come soon!  

Steeple Action and a Picky Party!

Steeple Action and a Picky Party!

Oiselle-palooza and Tracktown Movie!

Oiselle-palooza and Tracktown Movie!