To my surprise, 15 people came out and provided me with one of the most enjoyable runs of the year. I run these trails all year long, and on occasion get to head out with another person, but never a group of friends. From Parker to Boulder to Evergreen to Roxborough, runners piled into my kitchen at 7am to warm up before heading back out into the 25 degree air.
|And we're off!|
|Thanks for snapping this pic Chris! I was hoping for an action shot on the trails.|
This was my first time leading a group run like this and let's just say I paced it a bit too fast. I was distracted while chatting and simply didn't think to look at my watch and slow it down. Thankfully, no one got lost, everyone finished, and in the process worked up a good appetite for breakfast.
|Left to Right: Chris B, Troy H, Donnie H, Wyatt H, Aaron K, Jaime Y, Todd G, Scott J, Jim P, Scott B, Joe Z, Leila D. (Out on the trail: Patrick G & Brad)|
The 2011 running season is almost in the books, and Saturday's run was a great way to wind things down. It has been another memorable year running with friends and building community. I'm a lucky guy to have so many quality people in my life.
Twas a perfect day. Thanks for putting out the call and setting a new standard for hosting early morning long runs. We'll see what Todd can pull off next. Tough act to follow, to be sure. Evergreen will have to be up next... Tell Tanya thanks again!ReplyDelete
Awesome sharing the spirit. Well done!ReplyDelete
Awesome idea and a great day! Hope you can make it for the lottery run, someone is bound to get in.ReplyDelete
That was a great idea and a great run. Awesome to share the trails with such a great group, and very cool to see you running so well! Thanks for the great grub, too!ReplyDelete
Looks beautiful! Nice group shot.ReplyDelete