Boulder is such a charmer; no words necessary, it just flashes the mountain backdrop at you, adds in a sunshine-filled grin and suddenly you’re hooked.
Don’t worry, Denver, I still heart you. But I’m not-s0-secretly having an affair with your Western friend.
This weekend surpassed a lot of expectations; I’m not typically a fan of conferences, but that mentality was challenged by the Zephyr Adventures team. Lure me in with fellow blogger friends, meeting tons of great people, networking with the ‘locals’ (raise hands), and free fitness events?!
Well, sure. I’m IN.
Other reasons this 72-hour event has won my affection?
There has been constant access to more berries than our nutrient-absorbing cells know what to do with! My antioxidant levels are off the charts right now.
My morning started early, with a Running Clinic! Two Newton guys (Ian + Brandon) came to educate us at 7 a.m.; my brain may not have been ready to absorb information, but my feet sure heard what they had to say.
Barefoot drills, flat-heeled shoes (not exactly minimalist), plyometrics to warm everything up and work on form, fitness/balance tests to assess weaknesses + strengths; barefoot running around the parking lot (yeouch). Alright, legs, we have some work to do. Ready to be challenged??
I think most of us in attendance could agree that Ian’s leg muscles were all the convincing we needed. Hello, strength. Stop heel-striking? Done!
As this all comes to an end, we’ve planned a lunch date + hike for this afternoon, because you can’t be in Boulder and not hang out with the mountains.
This may result in a dirt-filled car on the way to the airport (Anne, just stay here instead!); when in Boulder, right?