After looking at the weather predictions of colder temps here in Des Moines and then seeing a clear calendar week, we decided to head south to savor the warmer weather in Kansas. We have family there and a house to stay at and a sweet ride that is just made for road trips. We already are planning the next trip back!
Jaymon and I ran barefoot in the lovely Oakdale park and also at Tuttle Creek while visiting my dad before he heads south for a warmer winter in New Mexico.
Being a barefoot runner and not a big fan of cold weather in general it really makes life easier to have the freedom and flexibility to take a road trip to warmer temps. I had the sun kissing my skin and the breeze was warm and the roads were perfect!
I had to watch the road to avoid the masses of grasshoppers that were hopping about and then I saw this fella. He has a huge grasshopper leg hanging out of his creepy mouth.
I find arachnids intriguing from a nice distance. It about did me in to get close enough to take this picture. A little butt clenching fear just makes for a more exciting adventure I suppose!
I am just shy of a half marathon away from meeting my 1000 miles for the year goal! I am headed to Grays Lake to hopefully polish those off today.
We are planning our next trip for Thanksgiving and I just ordered my goggles and helmet for my costume for Living History Farms Race that happens right before we set off on that road trip. That sucker filled up fast and I am so glad I signed up the day after it opened!