Sunday, January 23, 2011

A good weekend

I can't believe the weekend is already over, but it was a good one!
On Friday we went to REI and came home with this haul:Love REI!!!

We started Saturday with a difficult 12 mile run over Green Mountain. I took all of this with me:**I didn't end up eating the GU or LUNA bar but we did have Qudoba after, YUM!

Cory caught some great pictures of me warming up.

Thanks honey for always getting the weirdest pictures of me.

You should know that I take my warm-ups very seriously and I am NOT normal.

The run started out great it was windy and steep but beautiful.

It is a big climb but you are rewarded with great views of Denver and the Front Range at the top. We ran back down the other side with no issues. Soon we were headed back up to our car on a bike path when the wind picked up. It was not fun to spend the last 3 miles struggling up a hill feeling like you are being blown back down, but I was super happy to be done.

We spent the rest of the day eating, taking an ice bath and resting. This morning we headed out early for a 30 mile bike ride. I was so excited to actually be outside on my bike, although I was very cold. We then headed to a friends house to watch the Bears lose to the Packers. I am not really a fan of either team but our friends are from Chicago so we were sad to see them lose.

Now it's just laundry and getting ready for tomorrow morning. What did you do this weekend?


  1. This looks gorgeous! Ahh, sunshine and blue skies. I miss Colorado! You look so cute warming up. :) Off to catch up on your other blogs.

  2. 9 mile run Saturday in 3 degree temps, and downhill skiing Sunday. Hmmm, I may have a bit of weather envy...

  3. I've never been up to Green Mountain - must do so SOON! Looks amazing. A guy I work with lives there and does that hilly run weekly.

    I used to work at REI near Park Meadows...I had to quit cuz I spent waaaay too much money there. haha.

  4. Glad you had a good training weekend despite the cold! I was stuck waiting in line outside for the Aquarium when it started snowing..yuck!

  5. I just saw that you have Pacific Crest HIM on your 2011 schedule. I did it in 2009....and loved it! I guess the run was brutally hot but I didn't really notice. Have fun!

  6. Looks like a great weekend. Man I wish I had an REI near by... or maybe I don't...