|Main entrance to the lodge|
In case you've never heard of it, Great Wolf Lodge is a chain of indoor water park resorts based in Wisconsin. The water park at the Concord lodge (which is one of the newest) features a number of water slides, a wave pool, a preschool play area, an activity pool, and a treehouse/splash pad featuring a 1,000-gallon water bucket! My two-year-old son loved the Cub Paw Pool and my four-year-old son couldn't get enough of Slap Tail Pond, but my favorite attraction was the Howlin' Tornado, a pulse-pounding vortex slide that is very hard to describe. You'll just have to experience it for yourself!
|The whole gang|
As for my triathlon training, it has been very sporadic over the past few weeks due to our vacation, so to see how that impacted me, I did an indoor triathlon yesterday morning. Surprisingly, I did fairly well considering how relatively undisciplined I have been recently. I swam 550 yards, biked 10 miles, and ran a 5K in 1:29:01, including transitions. Those are the same distances as the Downtown Columbia Triathlon, which is coming up in a few weeks, so we'll see how I improve between now and then!