6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Beauty of a new place to RUN

Stats for 3/3:
Time- 54:29
6.5- Miles
8:26- Pace
Beautiful day in the hills of Beaver Creek Colorado while on business.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE!!

To tell you that my run was awesome is a total understatement. It was Majestic!! I talked to the concierge about running options. She told me that I could run down the hill and find the path along the river, then take the shuttle back up.. Hmmmm.. I knew I had a little over an hour to play with if I got up early enough.

Set out my gear the night before, put on my cold weather duds and new Sugoi tights and headed out. The run started with 2.3 miles down hill and I finally found my SPEED at high altitude. It felt GREAT to run fast!! I hoped to get in 6-8 miles, but knew I only had about an hour. And look what I found...

A paved trail with uninterrupted running for miles! And it overlooked this river with snow and icicles, so pretty!! I was in Runner Heaven. New place to run, explore and see the land by the power of my size 10's. THIS IS WHY I RUN!!!

I brought my phone for safety and about midway through I felt it buzz, I am working an event so I was sorta curious what it would be. Buzzed again.. UGH!! So I stopped, replied to the email and tried to start again. Stopping was a bad idea, I got cold and the altitude caught up to me. So I opted to turn and head back. Here is a list of all the COOL things about this lovely run in the beautiful state of Colorado:

-Icicles
-Million dollars homes covered in snow
-People in their cars staring at me like I was an alien
-A Hawk perched next to a little bird that was pestering it
-Deep Pools of deep water, so clear you could see the bottom
-Treadmill runners inside a hotel that bordered the path (hmmmm people go outside!!)
-Blue sky and mountains

Thanks to everyone for your support while I have been finding my way during this busy time in a new place. I know now that I can get in a long run and I am REALLY looking forward to it!! I am soooo sorry for being absent in commenting, but I barely have time or an Internet connection. Also Thanks for entering the Inperspire Giveaway!!

HAPPY THURSDAY!!

PS. I pre-apologize I doubt that High Five Friday will happen this week :(

PPS. My brain is toast so the "STU" alpha post will have to wait until next week..

37 comments:

Staci Dombroski said...

How gorgeous!!! I love running in new places. Enjoy your time and have a great weekend :-)

Lisa said...

wow, this run sounds and looks amazing! Definitely a great reason to run! I'm glad to hear you've been able to keep up with your running while in Colorado. I imagine it must help with any stress and other stuff you have going on - to clear your head! I think YOU deserve a 'high five' for your dedication this week!

J said...

OMG must have been the best run ever!! I love running in new places! I just need to start traveling more!

Shanna said...

Soo pretty! You should have taken a pic of the treadmillers ;) Looks cold and amazing none the less!!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Yay for a beautiful awesome run! That is why I live in Colorado! I'm glad you were able to get in a long run on an actual trail instead of on the dreadmill! :)

Fair Weather Runner said...

isn't colorado so fantastic and beautiful?! i'm so glad you are getting out and enjoying some runs there. LUCKY! :)

Jen said...

Sounds divine.

If you do have time for High Five Friday - I have a giveaway going on at my blog for a sport's bra.

Katie A. said...

What an awesome place to run! Great job on getting out there girly! Hope all is well!

Marlene said...

You are doing a fine job of keeping up with everything going on this week. Give yourself a break. :)

Awesome run... your photo and description make me want to run there! Love it!

marathonmaiden said...

omg that is stunning! lucky you. exploration runs are the best :)

Anna said...

What a beautiful view! Thanks for sharing a bit of the scenery with us. Enjoy!

Tiffany said...

Colorado can be a very cold place to run in the winter but it is just beautiful. I run in the cold weather here but I have a breaking point and I am always amazed to find people running in zero degree or colder weather!

Glad you had a great run along the river, that trail - paved path sounds like heaven!

teacherwoman said...

running in a area that is visually pleasing is always nice! Great job!

Jill said...

Happy Thursday, Mel! Sounds like you're getting to enjoy our fabulous country in Vail this week...have a great time!

Linda said...

Yup - Beaver Creek is beautiful. Everywhere you turn is another gorgeous view.

Enjoy

Talitha said...

That's beautiful! I really don't get why people run on treadmills... UGH!

Hannah said...

Colorado is so breathtaking! Glad you're enjoying it - way to go on your run! :)

Sarah said...

Beautiful! I'm always amazed at peeps who can run in the snow and high altitude. You are rockin it!

Ewa said...

Colorado people are truly lucky. No wonder so many great trail runners live and train there.
Enjoy it while you are there.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

It is so beautiful there. I am happy for you that you found your high altitude legs and lungs! Enjoy the rest of your time in the mountains!

aron said...

soooooo beautiful!!!! :)

Kerrie T. said...

Gorgeous! Isn't it fun to have an adventure?! Enjoy the rest of the trip and see you when you get back!

Twincerely,Olga said...

sounds gorgeous!!! wonder what the people are scared of??(going outside)Thanks for taking the time to share and posting the pics!!!

Lisa said...

You mean you don't have time for us while you are working? Oh puhleeze.

Just kidding. Nice job on fitting in some runs. Gorgeous pics.

Jameson said...

Sounds like an awesome place to run for sure!! I need some new spots.

Steel Springs said...

That sounds like a gorgeous run! Way to take on the altitude!

ajh said...

It is gorgeous! Of course I am partial to snow and trees near rivers so it works for me! What a great way to see a new place. Glad you are finding outside trails.

Alyssa said...

Exploring a new place by foot is the only way to go!
Looks absolutely beautiful, keep exploring!:)

RunKathyRun said...

Man, it is beautiful in Colorado. Congrats for getting the workouts in while traveling - it can be a challenge.

Rio said...

That is why I wanted to move to Colorado. But nope. We're here. But that's okay.
Great job on running while travelling!

Kelly said...

Wow, Colorado looks beautiful. I've never been but my parents went to Beaver Creek a long time ago and brought me home a sweatshirt :) I always think its so much more fun to exercise, especially walking or running outside in a new place!

Lisa said...

sounds like a beautiful, beautiful run

Laura said...

That looks/sounds awesome! Congrats on being able to experience such a great run.

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Melissa said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love new scenery for running. I found a new place close to my dad's home, so I think he's going to be thrilled with more babysitting opportunity while I run. :)

Good for you!!

Tricia said...

so pretty!