Wednesday, August 20, 2014

8/11-8/17: Being a Mountain Girl

... for the most part.

Monday, August 11, I didn't take any pictures, but we did get in a solid 30 mile ride with Richard and Carlos. They were going from downtown to Cherry Creek State Park and back; since we live that way, we rode downtown, met them at REI and rode to Cherry Creek. We then went our separate ways. 

Fairly easy ride, but it's fun to ride with others. I need to keep telling myself this.

On Thursday, August 14, we went hiking up in Golden at Mt. Galbraith Park. It was a good, fun hour of tromping around.

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Brandon staring at the vast.


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Heading down the trail.


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Brandon on a rock outcropping, like usual.


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Standing tall, modeling my SkirtSports Boulder skirt.

Then, for Brandon's birthday (which was the 16th), I bought us a white-water rafting trip which we did on Friday, August 15. It was the trip that almost didn't happen, thanks to crazy ridiculous traffic (made worse by rain).

Neither of us had been rafting in a few years - since my birthday in either 2008 or 2009, but this trip made us both realize how much we miss it. Next year, we want to go more often. And do a full day excursion. And some Class V rapids, baby.

(These photos are courtesy of Clear Creek Rafting. Apparently they give you free raft photos, which is AWESOME because they're usually uber-expensive.)

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We're the two in sunglasses.


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Coming out of a rapid.

Then, of course, Saturday, August 16 we went up to Leadville which was a workout in itself. Insider's tip: if you're going to be tromping around most of the day at or above 10,000 feet ... stay hydrated. Or you will feel hungover the next day.

Not too much tri-related this week, but it was still a lot of fun and a lot of activity. Rafting is a hell of a workout!

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