Black Toes

Trail running, running, and hiking in Colorado's Front Range.

Sunday, February 27, 2005


Today was an awesome day - we started out with attending Mass, where both officiating priests were enamoured with our baby. He's quite the popular little guy. After Mass, we decided to go for some coffee at the local German bakery - and John cut his third tooth! Just one more and he'll be done for a while (another month or so). After the coffee and tooth break - we headed up to Boulder for an afternoon on the Pearl Street Mall (which if you live in Vermont is what the Burlington Outdoor Mall was based on). Brynne got a super cute pink Nike DriFit top and matching black shorts with pink stripes down the side. I'm slowly building up her collection of running clothes. I'll get her to go trail running with me yet! We had lunch in Boulder and bought me a cool French press coffee maker for my morning coffee.

After Boulder, we came back home and I went running to cap off my week. Today I was supposed to run 8 miles, and it went pretty well. I'd been fixing to do some hills lately, so I started off at the base of Mt. Zion, where my alma mater's giant illuminated M is located.

I ran up to the M from the parking lot (about 6000 ft.), and topped out at around 7000 ft after 23 minutes. I turned around at the M and started the run back down. It's a pretty taxing climb - it hangs around 8-10 % for most of the run. After getting back to the parking lot I decided to run on some of the paved trails around Golden. I went running to the wealthy hippie commune near the golf course and turned around (community housing for people with $$$).

I finished my run with a pretty decent pace for me (considering I haven't been doing much in the way of hills lately, other than living in the front range).

All in all, an awesome run and a great dinner afterwards: it involved waffle fries and turkey burgers. It's awesome to be married to a woman who feeds my addiction. I don't know what I'd do without her. I'll post a picture of her in her new outfit soon - she's my running muse.

Run summary:
distance: 8 miles
time: 67 minutes
pace: 9:38 minute/miles
elevation: ~ +1300 ft vertical


  • At 10:04 AM, Blogger Bigtooth said…

    French presses are also great for brewing loose-leaf tea. I love mine dearly.


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