Thirty-Nine Days of Running

Even after logging almost a 5 mile hike earlier in the day, a run was still completed. I set out for a minimum of 20 minutes – hoping for 30 minutes. While I managed a little over 20 minutes – 1.84 miles, I still logged a longer run than the…

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Devil’s Backbone

This morning our Hiking Club heading north to Loveland, Colorado, for what was supposed to be a 4 mile hike. Continuing the theme of “Every Hike is a New Hike for Me,” I saw Devil’s Backbone for the first time. A hogback that has eroded into this rocky spine, Devil’s…

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70 degrees today; Snow tomorrow

When I originally started running many years ago, I ran outside almost exclusively. Rarely would anything keep me from running outside. Rain? Outside. Snow? Outside. Cold? Outside. In fact, my running stats only made mention of the times that I ran inside. Fast forward to today, and I run almost…

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Hiking and Running Continues

This morning started off with heading to the Nederland area of Colorado for a hike. Four of us made the hike this morning which was at Lost Lake via Hessie Trail. Rated as moderate, Lost Lake was to be about a 4.1 mile lollipop route – out and back but…

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Running: January 2020

So January is in the books, and I have now equaled my longest sequential days of running at thirty-one days. The picture above shows me before my 31st run in a row, and then after. It’s obvious I sweat quite a bit. It also shows my new shirt and shorts…

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Hiking, Meats, and Running

Our normal bi-weekly Hike Club hike was canceled due to a variety of reasons, but I still managed to get outside and get a hike done. I met up with one of our Club’s members (even though her last day at work was on Friday, she’s still a member –…

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Eighteen Days Down; 348 To Go

Halfway through January, and I’m beginning to feel a bit more tired than usual which could probably be attributed to the fact that I have now worked out every day for eighteen straight days. I finished off my last pair of “old” shoes this week, and am now running full-time…

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From the Summit to Summit Council

This past Saturday was the latest hike in our hiking club’s winter season. A little before 8am, we headed out to Evergreen to hike Chief Mountain. This peak is out by Indian Springs where we’ve done a few other hikes, both the summer and winter versions. During the drive, I…

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Eleven Days In . . .

Even though it’s only been eleven days, I’m still feeling pretty confident in my running goal for 2020: Run at least one mile a day Run 1,000 miles in the year After 11 days, here’s where I’m at: Week Total: 21.20 miles January Total: 37.65 miles 2020 Total: 37.65 miles…

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Lone Pine

I’m not exactly sure why, but every now and then I find myself looking at location tags on Instagram. And sometimes I find some surprises. It is how I found my dentist and the local caterer where I got our last Thanksgiving’s turkey from, so it does work. But over…

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