Pictures at the bottom. Skip the reading if you want.
Now that I'm feeling better I'm much more certain that I'll try to do the Rocky Raccoon 100. I'm injury free and have two months to get where I need to be mentally and physically to be there. The plane tickets are already purchased and the room is reserved in Huntsville, Texas. Lora is going to join me and she'll be completing her first 50! The weather is great here. Very little snow! It makes training on the trails much easier when the trails are not covered with much snow.
During our trip to Colorado Springs, we FINALLY got to meet Wanda. She's been my friend and mentor for more than 7 years but I've never seen her face to face. We had a great time at her son and daughter-in-law's beautiful home. I did meet with Linda A, another Addisonian, but we didn't take any pictures! We had fun water running and talking at her YMCA. It's always nice to chat with other Addisonians face to face!
Garden of the Gods, "Kissing Camels" I went for a run around Garden of the Gods immediately after I hurt my back thinking I could "work it out". Lemme tell ya' it didn't work itself out.
Another view of Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak from Garden of the Gods
I forgot my camera so I had to take a picture of myself with the phone. This is where I've taken pictures of me and whomever I'm with every time I go to Aspen Trail during 2008. This was the first intentional night run that I've ever done. It was fantastic and peaceful. I did it with a smile on my face the whole time. OK, when I turned my music off for a moment, I frowned and got scared and put the music back on because I was afraid of all the noises in the bushes.
Warning: Thanksgiving family pictures. Look at your own risk.
Out to dinner with the fam.