It’s been a long time since I have updated this little space of the internet so it seems appropriate to do a little recap of summer 2017.
June started off with a bang with my first ultra of the summer. I was really excited to run the North Fork 50k in Pine, CO.
I REALLY loved this race and plan to write race reports for my summer races soon. The trail was amazing, the weather was great and and I had an amazing time.
I spent a lot of weekend time on the trails preparing for Leadville Silver Rush 50.
Mid month it was time to celebrate Cannon turning one!
We had friends and family over to celebrate with a You Are My Sunshine themed party.
We also got to celebrate Cory’s second Father’s Day with one of our favorite things to do as a family, a hike!
Don’y believe their faces….they were having fun.
We spent many hours at the park, library and our favorite, the pool!
At the end of June Cory and I celebrated 11 years of marriage. We dropped Cannon of with his first overnight with his grandparents (Cannon did great, I kind of hated it). For our anniversary we decided to celebrate by running the Muller Trail Marathon. I loved running with Cory by my side.
After the race we rushed back to pick up our boy, grab some Indian food and spent the evening cuddling. It was a great day!
We had a blast celebrating Independence Day with family and friends
It was a great day except for when I caught my toe on our sliding door and broke my little toe =(
I was hopeful that I would be able to still run but my little toe was not allowing for that much running without intense pain. Two marathons and an ultra in June to a big fat zero in July.
Lucky for me I started a very intense online training for work to become certified to teach online classes. This training only lasted four weeks but it filled all the time that running had previously taken up.
We were excited to get to cheer Grandma on at a triathlon in Evergreen!
August brought the begining of football season!
We headed to Vail for Cory’s birthday
Then we got to cheer Cory on at the Beaver Creek Trail Half Marathon, where he took 3rd overall!
After my toe healed I felt like I really needed to rebuild my running from the ground up so I focused strength training and decided not to rush back to long distances immediately.
The end of August brought the begining of fall semester and full time teaching for me. While I only teach two classes on campus I also started teaching online as well.
We ended the summer by heading to Breckenridge for one of my favorite trail races, Beack Crest, this was my fourth year in a row of running it and I am really hoping to make it a tradition to run it every year. It is always beautiful and challenging.
And there it is, the highlights from summer 2017. I am looking forward to making some big race plans for 2018!
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