Friday, July 30, 2021
Thursday, July 22, 2021
I am very much a creature of habit and routine, and that has been thrown aside this week as we've been watching Moose and Millie. Love those pups, but my week has been mostly dog walking and drinking and eating like shit. Maybe a good thing, as I was physically crushed after BTMR and the down week may have kept me from hurting myself.
The Red Leg Forge Road location had it's final last call on Wednesday. A lot of good times at that place, but they are moving into a much larger facility that's two miles closer to my house.
The Colorado Mountain Club opened rego for High Altitude Mountaineering School and I think I was the first to sign up. Super psyched and it looks like I'll be making an attempt at Rainier in '22.
We are off to the San Luis Valley this weekend so $100 can run the Flyathlon. Should be a blast. I'm looking at riding the Monarch Crest on Sunday if the weather is good.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
I've been chatting with a friend about the 5k lately. Her PR is just over 20 minutes, and she's still in a position to go under that number. And while acting like I'm Mr. Sub-20, I realized it's been a few years since I broke that barrier.
So on Friday I jogged up to the Holmes track to see what I could do. And I did it. Mile one was 6:18, mile two was 6:14. and I closed in 6:11. Ended up with 3.1 miles in 19:34. Had to push a bit harder than I would have liked for that time, but at least I'm still a sub 20 guy.
On Sunday was the Barr Trail Mountain Race. Good day for me, even though my descent wasn't the best. Up to Barr Camp in under 90 minutes, then back down to finish the 12.4 mile course in 2:21:49.
$100 ran well too. We had a few Red Leg brews at the finish line, then went down to Manitou Brewing for more beer and grub.
Friday, July 16, 2021
Finally got my cadet up Pikes. Her first time, my 28th (at least). Not a whole lot of time, so we drove up the highway and started at Devil's Playground.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Hungover as all get out on Saturday but I decided to ride up to Pikes Peak Brewing anyways. Really suffered through the Academy - it was hot and there was no shade and I ran out of water. Then, when I got to the brewery, I was greeted by this:
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Nuns of Brixton
Was finally able to see the Nuns of Brixton as they played the Triple Nickel on Friday. Pretty much everything you'd expect - they dress up as nuns and play all Clash songs. Great time and I hadn't partied like that in a while. Definitely worth the $8 cover. Terrible place to take pics but you can get an idea from this one: