Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Running in the Garden of the Gods and on the Santa Fe Trail -Mostly Pics


Wow!  Wow! Wow!  The Garden of the Gods has to be one of the most beautiful spots on Earth.  I was running in it early this morning when it was still cool.  M rode her bike as her foot has been bothering her.  There were so many beautiful things to look at the entire run. I have certainly been lucky this summer with running in so many beautiful spots!  Later this afternoon we went on a very small part of the Santa Fe Trail.  I wanted to get a little more running in as tomorrow I will be airports or on airplanes all day. M  was only too happy to oblige and dying to show me more parts of this fantastic city.  My vacation is coming to an end but I have wonderful memories and many stories to take home with me!!

The kissing camels on top left!  Look at the gorgeous sky!


I love the red rocks and the evergreens


Happy to be running here


Running by Balanced Rock


Looking back where I already ran.  This was another hilly run!


I liked seeing some of the rocks in shadows.


All the different shapes!


The following pics are from a very small part of  Santa Fe Trail







Watching gliders at the Air Force Academy






I saw this sign when I was done.  But truthfully I was more worried about snakes.  

Another photo from Summer Round Up 12K


I'm home now after a loooooooooooong day getting back.  I have had some great vacations this summer!  I do love Vermont though and look forward to a short run tomorrow before I start to catch up on things to do around here!



19 comments:

Christina said...

Gorgeous views! I love the camel shot.

HappyTrails said...

Beautiful pics! Glad you had a fun time and were able to experience so many locations from our "stomping ground". We will look forward to a return visit sometime! You amaze us - not even taking a day or two off to recover - we would be passed out on the couch after doing what you did and then a long travel day to top it off! Have a great rest of your week and make sure to take lots of Vermont pics!!!

P said...

Such gorgeous photos, what a great place to run! I'm glad you made it home safe and sound.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Simply amazing! Love the new header.

Marlene said...

Looks like such a beautiful place - I have never been anywhere like it!

LookingUpAgain said...

What a beautiful place. My husband and I really need to travel.

Jocelyn said...

Over all it looks and sounds like the most amazing place! I wish I could run there!!

Johann said...

Absolutely beautiful! Running there must have been awesome. I think I would worry more about a mountain lion than a snake.

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful pictures! I am so glad that you had a great time and got the chance to experience running in those amazing places:)

Jill said...

It is now Wednesday, 3 days after I ran that Round-up race and my right calf is FINALLY going to let me run my first run today. You truly are amazing, I have no idea how you do it! I think you should change your name to Energizer Bunny :). Glad you had a great trip out west...good memories for sure! btw, I LOVE watching the gliders at the AFA, soooo cool. Relax and unwind from your great trip! HUGS!

Emz said...

beautiful.
Amazing photos.

I've lived in AZ my WHOLE life and never been to NM. :(

Anne said...

What an absolutely wonderful trip this looks like...beautiful, just beautiful!

I can't believe how often you ran...I'm totally inspired once again :)

Johann said...

Absolutely get your point with the fear of snakes. How do you feel about trail running? I love it but will still run on the road more. The trails are not easy and I find it hard on the body sometimes. On the other hand it's perfect for a slow runner like me. I'm strong, but very slow.

Fran said...

I really really love this, I'm jealous that you were lucky to run there!

You've asked about my schedule: I made it in Excel myself, it's a combination of my half marathon schedule, fitness workouts I planned myself, the runs I signed up for and the resting day. I adjusted the colors myself because that makes it more fun to look at than just a black and white schedule.

Anne said...
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Anne said...

Oh me, oh my. Here's my comment again, with everything spelled correctly:

Such beautiful photos. Sounds like a good amount of downtime full of natural wonders.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

that looks awesome! I love running in places where I'm just in awe

HappyTrails said...

I have been wondering - WHAT kind of wonderful goodies did you score at Title Nine???!!! Need to know this very pertinent info!!! :-)
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Katie A. said...

This might have to be put on my list of places to run! Thanks for sharing and it looks like you had a blast!!