Friday (40,440 steps) - Ben and I were up very early, although not as early as I had planned. I had set my alarm, but since this was considered a holiday from work, I was confused by not going in on a weekday and I had set the time for a weekend alarm, not "Friday." Anyway, since I'm an insomniac, I managed to wake up on my own only about 20 minutes later than we planned to get up. We rushed a bit to get out of the house, and on the way to the mountains we stopped in Georgetown at the rest area to use the bathroom before getting to the trail head.
Last summer Ariel and I had done Buffalo Mountain, although we had started at the other trail head, and we did the route counter-clockwise. We weren't sure if Ben was going to be able to do a ton of mileage/climbing, as his toe was still recovering from when he kicked a rock in Crested Butte. SO, we decided to get most of the climbing out of the way by doing the clockwise route, and we would decided after getting to the base of Buffalo if we were going to summit.
|Last year, Ariel and I sat on a log and ate lunch near this small lake|
|I think this was taken after the water crossing when I slipped into the water...|
|Probably my favorite picture of the day. SO. MANY. YELLOW. COLUMBINES.|
|Can you see him to the left of Ben's face?|
By the time we got to the bottom the rain had stopped and we took off our jackets. A few people told us there was a moose hanging out near the burn area, but unfortunately, we didn't see it :(
|Still a decent amount of snow in the "big" snow field area|
|Lots of friends on this day - we social distanced, even for the picture (no dogs faced us though)|
|First time I have been here when the lake was still partially frozen!|
|I love this pic - Ariel is avoiding a snowball, but I managed to catch her looking like the Matrix or something|
|One of the sections we DID run|
On the way home, we stopped at the store to pick up groceries. Ariel decided to wait in the car with Pika. All during our hike/run she had a few small "liquid-y" poops. Well, she kinda exploded with diarrhea while we were in the store. We also discovered she had pooped in about a dozen spots in the basement, so Ben spent a lot of time cleaning. Spent the evening at home, with front porch beers with the neighbors. Fireworks went on forever and ever. LONG DAY.Sunday (12,914 steps) - Finally, a day of nothing! I woke up early, but managed to stay in bed until after 9, which is crazy. Ben made "mountain breakfast" of cinnamon rolls and bacon, and then we took Ariel to a friend's house. Took Pika for a walk.
|First time I've seen a snake on the sidewalk near our house!|
While A was at her friend's house we got a beer at 4 Noses.
Monday (29,120 steps) - Work in the office, walk downtown during lunch. Met up with Tyler at North Table. MAGICALLY, even though it had been in the mid 90s downtown, it was overcast when we started our run - and actually stayed that way for most of it. That meant it was about 10 degrees cooler. Still felt hot though.
- 213,394 steps
- 45.5 miles "run" - using run a little loosely now that I'm primarily focusing on strong uphills and 200+ training.