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:
-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!!
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..