Friday, July 13, 2012

Colorado Summers

Summertime in Colorado is so special to me.  I have loved it since me moved here when I was young, and I will probably always love it.  There's something so magical about the way a huge storm blows in out of nowhere off of the mountains between 3 and 4pm nearly every day, cooling down temperatures by 5-15 degrees.  Something amazing about the way that we can still have that one perfect 75 degree day in the middle of July. 

Yesterday, it was a good day.  It didn't get too much above 85.  We had a little rain shower for 20 minutes, and the clouds were in for 35 or so.  It cooled off so nicely, and when I stepped out of the office, I knew i my heart, I couldn't be stuck inside all night doing an indoor workout, then homework.  I needed to run.  So imagine my delight, when my new running clothes I had ordered were waiting in my mailbox!

The entire outfit, shoes included, care of Brooks Running.  Oh, did I mention that I ordered the shorts and shirt Tuesday morning?  No?  Consider yourselves informed.

I'm going to tell you now, I didn't set any PRs on this run.  I didn't go that far, and I walked part of it too.  In the end, I did 2.82 miles in 38 minutes.  And that's just ducky, because it had been a long time since I'd done a run longer than a mile.  it had been a long time since I felt like putting on my shoes and pounding the pavement.  It was glorious, just the way it was.  A perfect run, on a perfect evening.

In cute new running duds.

Have a great weekend, friends.


  1. I have been wanting to try Brooks for awhile now. When I need to replace my Nikes I'm definitely looking into Brooks.

  2. Sounds wonderful! =) I remember running down our gravel road in the spring, and it was so nice outside. I really enjoyed it. And now is 112 degrees outside and I'm turning into a fatty, haha!

  3. Perfect perfect perfect!!!! It sounds like perfection!

  4. whuuuuuuuuuuut. i'm a huge, HUGE, Brooks lover. i even wrote an entire blogpost about how much i love their shoes.

    another thing in common, i see. ;)

  5. I've never worn brooks! Saucony's seem to be just right for my feet.
    I also hate running, though, so there you go.
    Maybe if I had a pair of Brooks I'd like it?

  6. Nothing like new workout clothes to get you motivated :)
    I'm a big fan of the Couch to 5k program. I like that it takes it slow and alternates between running and walking. Without that regimen, I usually overdo it!

    Glad you're enjoying summer!


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