We’re definitely in suburbia, folks! Well, compared to the “Norm” in DC that I had been used to.
I went for my first run in FOUR days, this morning. After 2 Full days on the road, one full day unpacking and settling, and one day just doing little things here ‘n there (and making excuses, dangit), I finally laced the running shoes back up for their first Colorado journey. I decided on 5 miles, but secretly hoped that and “easy 6” was atttainable. You know me; and I don’t know the schedule (honestly, I don’t. It’s still packed somewhere…)!
D joined on the bike because 1) He knows I’m missing my RB and he’s awesome, and 2) we both knew there was a good possibility I’d wander down some twisting neighborhood street and find myself “lost” about one mile later. Just sayin’.
Instead of monuments and memorials, I now see mountains, the Flat irons and an open sky. Instead of Rock Creek trail, the Zoo and/or Dupont Circle down the street, I see Sprouts market, housing developments, and bike/run trails. It’s a trade-off! We’re certainly not in the “city” anymore, but we’re not quite into Wisteria Lane. 😉
After 5.25 miles, I called it a day. With my average pace hovering around a normally “easy” 9:10, my Heart Rate suggested it might take more than a few miles to acclimate to this “Mile-high” stuff (it averaged 180).
The true test will be on Friday, when I tackle 18. Until then, I have more exploring, running, cooking, and mountain seeing to enjoy. I also hope, by Friday, this no-internet stuff will be settled and I’ll no longer develop arthritis by bringing you short updates via Blackberry. 🙂
Since I can’t read up on you all, yet, fill me in! What’s goin’ on in your world??