Left work an hour early, barreled down E-470 to DIA, caught a late flight on Southwest to New Orleans, then drove an hour north to Baton Rouge.  Marathon weekend in the Bayou – woo-hoo!

Woke early & drove to Baton Rouge’s River Center – sandwiched between the city’s historic downtown & Mississippi river. Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, Planetarium (housed in an old train station), the USS Kidd & of course…the mighty Mississip’.  Yep, super scenic – even in January.  Sunshine & 50 degrees – cool, a little windy but BEEEE-UT-IFUL.

Spent at least 30 minutes on the banks of the Mississippi, watching barges slowly travelling through its muddy waters.  This river has witnessed so much American history — WOW!  No more than a mile wide, I can now swim this distance twice (thanks to consistent Ironman training) 🙂

Bib pick-up, quick stroll through the Runner’s Expo.  While I enjoy the solitude of hiking our high mountains, gotta say LOVE the unity & camaraderie of the runner community.  This run is gonna be a fun one – happy to be in Cajun Country!

 

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