Wordless Wednesday: The Rocky Mountain National Park Edition

Last weekend, the spouse and I drove up to the Rocky Mountain National Park. The weather was gorgeous and it’s just a joy to be surrounded by nature. Here are some pictures from our day there:

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Above the tree line, there is still ice/snow…and lots of it!

 

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Except the weather was warm so people were wearing shorts!

 

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Crazy high snow banks on the side of the road

 

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Breathtaking views

 

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We chanced upon a herd of elks…it was amazing!

 

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Nature

 

How has your week been? Happy Wednesday!!

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Photos from New Mexico

 

Last weekend, the Spouse and I thought we could both use a breather from our day-to-day routine and the crazy weather here in Colorado. After a brief search on the internet, we decided to head down to Taos, NM and stay at a B&B in the area for a couple of days. This trip was everything we had hoped for – nice weather, cozy and unique lodgings, delicious food, and the beauty of nature. We explored Taos, ate at several amazing restaurants, and enjoyed a drive with the sun roof open. Can’t wait to go back!

Somewhere on the “Circle of Enchantment”

 

Vietnam Veteran Memorial State Park

 

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Love the architecture! This is the entrance to the chapel.

 

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San Francisco de Asis Church

 

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Full view of the San Francisco de Asis Church

 

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Wild Rivers Recreation Area

 

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Looking for the Rio Grande

 

 

 

GOG 10 Training Week 2 Update

How about we call it the “not training” update? Between the craziness of Boston, weather in Colorado, and going on an out-of-town trip, my training runs have been few and far between. I’m not even going to really go into detail but basically I did a couple of short runs and I only have lukewarm feelings about them. Honestly, I couldn’t really tell because the weather has been so sucky and I’m kind of a wimp when it’s cold.

With the snow (and crazy wind) still coming in Colorado despite the fact that it’s late April (even as I type!!), I am seriously considering a gym membership at a location near my house (read: less than 5 miles). Currently, my gym access consists of the fitness centers available on military bases. The closet one to me is an airforce base approximately 10 miles away. I guess it’s not that far but considering the time and effort it takes to go there, get on the treadmill (if there’s one open immediately), and get changed afterwards, I’m already feeling defeated and tired!

It looks like the weather this week may be a repeat of what was last week – cold, rain, SNOW, wind during midweek with a slow warming trend towards the end of the week. I really got to get over my inability to go on training runs during poor weather. I can do all the weights I want in my house but at the end of the day, I’m gonna have to RUN for 10 miles up and down a bunch of hills at elevation and that you have to train for. Fortunately, I saw my friend B at a baby shower yesterday and we decided that we need to get together again for a training run in the GOG this weekend. We’re both busy (her even more so because she has kids) but I hope we can find a good time to go together.

In other news, I had an amazing weekend in Taos, New Mexico! It was the trip that both the spouse and I desperately needed – to get away from town, away from the busy-business of our work + everyday life, and to focus on ourselves. So I guess instead of “me time,” we had some “we time.” For those of you who haven’t been to New Mexico, it’s so worth a visit. I am just so facinated and inspired by the Southwest in general. Last Novemeber, the spouse and I visited Santa Fe. It was not hard for me to understand why so many artists (including Georgia O’Keefe) were drawn to New Mexico and were willing to spend years lost in the beauty of this region. I promise I’ll write a little more about my trip later this week but here’s one of my favorite photos from this weekend. I love old churches and the San Francisco de Asis Church is one of the most photographed churches in all of New Mexico. As you can see, it’s definitely unique!

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