Spending the night in Denver

I’m spending the night in Denver for the evening with Bethany, as she is preparing to walk 39.3 miles over the next two days for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  We ended up getting a hotel down here, as she needs to be up at 4:30am to have breakfast at Washington Park before the race kicks off at 6:30am with opening ceremonies.

This weekend I’m going to be all over the place. I’ll be sleeping in until about 6am and then head over to Washington Park to watch the race commence.  I’ll then hop on my bike and ride around town for the first few cheering stations.  I’m a little nervous about riding my bike in Denver, but I’m sure I have nothing to worry about.  I’ll be following the race route until about 9am, where I’ll head back to my car and drive it to band practice. Afterwards I’ll be hauling my drum set to church, then will try to relax a little bit.  I need to turn in early so I can get back down to Denver at 8am and get back on the bike to see if I can find the cheering station closest to the walkers.

I found the bike route map for the Denver area, where you can download about 30Mb’s of PDF’s (geez!) on their web site.  I need to finish plotting my course for Sunday.

Of course my busy schedule doesn’t compare to what Bethany needs to do this weekend: get up really early and start walking, walk 28 miles and 9 hours later, try to rest up and keep hydrated, get some sleep and get up the next day to talk another 11 miles.  She’s going to do great, but I definitely will be thinking of her throughout the weekend.