Fall Fun

Things are getting settled here in Colorado Springs. We have been exploring the area and are really enjoying living here.

We found Milt's Coffee Shop which offers unlimited pancakes and biscuits and gravy, this may have something to do with our love for the area.

I have started working at The Colorado Running Company and am super excited about that. The other peeps that work there are fun to work with and it is nice being involved in the running community. We are working on getting some fun runs and training groups started so I am particularly excited about that!

Fall is beautiful here with the changing leaves and cooler temps. We are a bit nervous about winter because we have not dealt with a real winter since we lived in Illinois. I am hoping that living in a place with snow means we can break out the snowshoes again! I hit up the Barr Trail, which is the trail that goes up Pike's Peak and the site of a race I want to do next year. It is beautiful. And a real quad killer. Some work to do there before next August when the race takes place.

This week we are off to Minneapolis to visit some of my all time favorite people. My friend Maren and I are running the Twin Cities ten miler and some shorter distances as well. I will be doing the Loony Challenge which involves a 5k and 10k on Saturday followed by the ten miler on Sunday. Maren has committed to the ten miler and the 5k as well. While I don't see any record breaking performances going down I think it will be a great time. The Twin Cities Marathon was one of my favorites so I am excited to go back.

We are driving to Minneapolis with the plan to hit up Mount Rushmore and visit the Badlands National Park. I have been weirdly obsessed with visiting South Dakota so I am excited to make the magic happen there. After this trip we will be home for awhile. I am looking forward to that. All this exploring and traveling has been a ton of fun but it will be nice to be settled for a bit. Though I have been rolling a Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Glacier National Parks adventure around in my head for next summer.....National Parks I just can't quit you!


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