This weekend Jeff and I were planning on heading to the mountains to do some camping. Unfortunately the weather had other plans and for the first time in months we finally got some rain in Colorado (hopefully this keeps more fires from starting). And its not like Pacific Northwest rain; rain here comes with crazy thunder and lighting and flooding downpours…. not optimal camping conditions.
So instead of relaxing in the mountains, Jeff and I stuck around and got $hit done around the house. Lame, but much needed. Finally we washed, dried and put away about 20 loads of laundry and cleaned the house.
We also took the opportunity to check out some local food and drinking establishments. There was a new brewery that just opened in our neighborhood called Hogshead Brewery. These guys know what is up and the two beers they had on tap were outstanding. It is located in a repurposed 1950’s gas station that they remodeled to be a bright and welcoming modern brewery. Loved it here, Jeff and I will be going back frequently I am sure.
We also got some New York style pizza and some awesome cupcakes (I think we found a comparable cupcake to Cupcake Royale our Seattle go-to dessert location when we lived there). The cupcakes were made with dense cake (like we prefer) and butter cream frosting. Yum.
This morning we decided to get in a trail run (to run off all that junk food and beer). We did about 5 miles of running and over a mile of hiking (we decided to walk the steep parts) at Deer Creek Canyon about 30 minutes southwest of where we live (and near where my current project for work is located). Yet again, we loved trail running; we really need to do weekly trail runs. I didn’t bring my camera on the run because of the threat of rain, but we will do this again and get some photos of the views and on the trail. And next time we do this trail, we will go counter-clockwise (less steep up hills) and get in the back loop to get in 8+ miles…..
Tomorrow we “officially” start a half marathon training plan and will get our weekly mileage in the 30-40 mpw range (currently hovering just under 25 mpw and haphazard running) and will incorporate more speedwork. Jeff and I just signed up for the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon on August 11 and we both want to PR…. so we have some work to do! (by stating it here, maybe I will actually push myself to run faster)