After Thursday’s race, I was up for a little cross training on Friday. My legs were still pretty sore, but I was really looking forward to hopping on the bike and hitting the Shining Sea Bikeway.
We rounded up the kids, and I hitched the trailer onto my bike. My father-in-law bought us a beautiful Giant bike trailer a few years ago, and I am sad to say it has not seen nearly as much action as it should. I plan to rectify that this summer!
We parked at the Old Dock Road parking lot and biked from there down to the Falmouth Hospital lights and back. My two year old enjoyed the ride so much that he fell asleep after about 10 minutes!
The path was packed with other like minded individuals biking and running. I know I have said it before, but this bike path is truly stunning. In particular, the views along the Sippewissett stretch are unbelievable (see pics). In the marshes, we saw the osprey nesting and several egrets.
After the ride, we stopped at the Village Cafe for a quick bite–what a gem! I ordered a black bean and sweet corn quesadilla that was fantastic (complete with homemade guacamole and salsa). I would definitely recommend stopping there for breakfast or lunch–just remember to bring cash because they don’t accept credit cards!
If you ever visit Falmouth, you HAVE to check out this path. It’s great for long runs too, as it runs all the way from North Falmouth to Woods Hole (10.7 miles). It’s definitely a must-see.
On the running front, I ran for an hour on Saturday in the sweltering heat and humidity and then took Sunday off. I was supposed to run long on Sunday, but I decided to take an extra day off. Thankfully, my legs are less achy today. I am going to try and squeeze in one last run along the beach before I head out of town early this afternoon.
How did you beat the heat this past weekend?