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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Welcome back sunshine!

After our first week of having FALL arrive in earnest (uninvited I must add!), we were excited to be greeted by full sunshine this morning. It was quite balmy in the high 40's and the sun was nice and strong with brilliant blue sky - aaah, Colorado! The sudden arctic blast brought unwanted news for many - fall aspen color season may be slim, with a lot of leaves going from green to ground. We'll attempt to get some pix of fall foliage, however, we don't live in a heavily "aspen'd" section of the state. On to the morning run...
Kathleen welcomes sunshine as she crests one of the bluffs in Ute Valley Park.
Full sun washed the top rim of the park and, hello Pikes Peak, we hardly saw you all week! Nice white coat, eh?
Kathleen carefully navigates the rocks climbing out to the west ridge.
14,110 feet of granite majesty!

We had a nice little run this morning before Kathleen had to head out to the grind. With later sun arrival, today we managed an invigorating 7.5 miles of great trails. While shaking off the remnants of Fall's chilly interruption, we basked in the morning sun and enjoyed every moment of the return of warmth!

Shoes K - Montrail Odyssey
S - Asics Trabuco


After Kathleen had to head out, I rounded up The Girl, aka Miss Sage, and headed out for a hike up the hills from home. Wonderful view of Blodgett Peak, with a wash of crystal blue sky. We did a nice little 3 mile loop and now she is napping!
Sage loves singletrack, too!!! Happy Trails!

2 comments:

Tina at Gotta Run Now said...

Like that photo of snow-covered Pike's Peak! : )

Meg Runs said...

Sage is so sweet! I love the sunny pictures and the run looked like so much fun! Your post exuded warmth!

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