Saturday, July 10, 2010

Waldo Canyon


Colorado just gets more beautiful and exciting every day. Today we had a leisurely start and then headed to Waldo Canyon.  It was a beautiful place to run on a gorgeous day!  We ran not quite 7 miles in all. Some of it was walking and some running. We walked around stones and other objects. Well at least we did for the most part.  I managed to take not one but two falls.  Only one produced blood and I was rather disgusted with myself when I did it again.  Yes, I will wear the KLUTZ crown now.


Blood and Dirt!





M enjoying the run!



Playing with the camera!


But aside from the falls it was a perfect run with M, beautiful views, ups and downs not just the uphill hike of yesterday and friendly Colorado people and tourists.  We had many views of Pikes Peak so we could pat ourselves on the back for our successful hike.  M kept pointing out to me where we had been and where we were going.  We took our time and thoroughly enjoyed the hike.

Love looking at Pike's Peak




On the trail
Loving the day!


When we were done we took a drive through Garden of the Gods so I could get more excited for our run there on Monday.
Stunning!  This picture doesn't begin to do it justice!

Then she took me to see the course for the Summer Round Up 12K I will be running in the morning.  It helped to lessen some of my anxiety.  I haven't exactly tapered for this race but expect to have a good time as in fun not speed!

16 comments:

Jocelyn said...

I can't believe how lucky you are to be there and run right now! Those views are amazing. Yup, still jealous

Jill said...

Amazing pictures. How lucky for you to be able to run there.

I wanted to say THANK you for always commenting. You are such a great commenter! THANK YOU. I have not been as good las usual as commenting, but wanted to make sure to tell you how great it is hearing from you.

Char said...

That scenery is so spectacular. Your last month of travel-runs have been great to read and look at.

Pat said...

You go to the most interesting places to run! I'm going to have to live vicariously through you until I get to be a better runner and start venturing to other places to run.

Marlene said...

You sure are making good use of your time in CO - more great scenery and adventures!

Good luck at the 12K!

Amy said...

Congratulations on hiking Pike's Peak!! Love all your pictures - they really make me want to go to Colorado!

egb said...

Great pics! So jealous.

Julie said...

I am really enjoying all of the pictures! Colorado is so beautiful and seeing you out there exploring and hitting the trails makes me want to pack up and head out:) I know that you are having a blast! I bet that there is something really special about being out in Colorado country....it looks so peaceful!

LookingUpAgain said...

You manage to find some of the most beautiful running scenery! I am jealous! Enjoy your trip and your race. Keep playing with that camera :)

Anne said...

OMG I love your new header picture...just gorgeous!

Loving all these pics too...what a wonderful trip. I'm a little jealous you know...the only time I was in Denver, Colorado was for a conference. Who knew such beauty was nearby...oh well, I get to enjoy it through you :)

lindsay said...

i am so jealous of all the outdoorsy-activeness you are doing! great photos!

Middle Name Marie said...

Wow! Those pics are beautiful! I have always wanted to travel to CO! Good luck on the 12K!

misszippy said...

THe new header is great--SO gorgeous! What a great trip you are having! I hope the race goes well too.

I think I am doing Richmond, which is the same I did last year. Loved the course--wanna join me?

HappyTrails said...

It was so great to meet you today! Your are the complete bomb - climbing Pikes Peak Friday, doing Waldo yesterday, and racing today - unbelievable! Thanks for sharing part of your trip with us. I know you are going to hit the roads in G of G tomorrow, but I think the trails are better (and even more scenic)! :-) We sent a photo of you finishing the race to your email. I thought I had the camera set on the sport setting (multiple pics right after each other) but alas, wrong setting and only one measly pic. Sorry! I felt bad that Mary couldn't eat much at breakfast - I wish I would have know b/c we certainly could have found a more suitable place! Have lotsa fun tomorrow and thanks again for taking some time out for us! LOVE your new header pic, BTW!

Darlene said...

so gorgeous

Keri said...

Gorgeous photos! We are going to Colorado for the first time in September. You pictures make me even more excited!