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.