Lincoln Memorial Bridge
A portion of the ramp leading to the Lincoln Memorial Bridge.
The ramp leading up to the bridge was at least 2/10ths of a mile long with a steady incline. While I was on the bridge, I had a nice bird's eye view of Cliff's swim start, the island they had to swim around and finally, the bridge in the distance he swam under to get to the finish line. It sure put his swim into a whole new perspective for me. The view was just gorgeous!
Bird's eye view of the swim start.
The bridge Cliff had to swim under to get to the finish line.
After a refreshing shower and packing up, we were on the road again. Homeward bound. It was going to be a long trip and even with a keen imagination, the ride home can get very boring. There are limitations to what you can do in a car.
The leg, the dashboard.
So what's a girl to do? Pamper! That's right, I decided I needed to pamper my running legs a bit. Not long after getting on the interstate, I plopped my feet and legs up on Cliff's dashboard and proceeded to slather them good with copious amounts of lotion. About that time, Cliff's dry humor kicked in and he asked, "So when (as a woman) do you decide is a good time to put lotion on? Do you ever decide that it's a good time to prop them up on a pew and put lotion on them at church or a grocery buggy at the grocery store?"
~Ha~Ha! Cliff is funny! At least when he's cracking jokes, he's not experiencing road rage. In case you didn't know....there's a conspiracy out there. As I discovered, there are a few things a wife can say to calm the rage for a while. "Do you want me to drive?" and "I need to stop, I feel like I'm going to vomit." ~Ha!~
A few of the sights on the trip home.....
The Great Smoky Mountains and Cherokee National Forest
No Place Like Home
And in case you were wondering, there will be no more "Ironman Louisville". I can't take it. I'm sure Cliff will think about it and may even argue that he believes next year will be different. And it may be...he is strong and fit, after all. He can swim and bike like nobody's business. But, the heat seems like the danged bottle neck and what in the world can you do to change the weather? Not a ding dong thing. Louisville is HOT! End of story! So, as his wife of 33 years, I'm putting my foot down. I prefer health over a hard head......any day!
Til another day,
P.S. August exercise stats are coming soon.