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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hitting the Trail

My 2 most favorite places on earth would have to be:

1.  the sandy beaches of anywhere overlooking vast bodies of water,

and here....

2. the majestic Rocky Mountains next door.


I'm heading out into these this weekend to run a 29km Trail Race.

Completely unprepared to race,
but because I feel I can breathe out here...it doesn't matter.
It may turn into a fast sort of hike.....which is fine by me.
 Maybe I can stop to take pictures instead of feeling the need to set a record;).


Regardless....I'm hoping these dusty old Trail shoes hold up for another trek up the mountain.
I'm in need of the head~break before another season of football, school, and
 running in all directions for the kiddos schedules.



Happy Trails to you....wherever this weekend takes you!

38 comments:

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Good luck and have a safe run!!

Snappy Di said...

Good luck! Enjoy those vast, gorgeous views of the mountains while there. :-)

bon bon said...

enjoy your run and the beautiful outdoors! yay, weekend!!

TexWisGirl said...

now that sounds like great fun! a trail race seems much more enjoyable than triathlons, etc. hang in there, pink shoes! :)

Farm Girl said...

I hope all of it works out for you and you have a wonderful time getting your head clear.

Debbie said...

good luck dawn.....please take time to smell the roses!!!

and your sneakers, they ROCK!!!

Out on the prairie said...

Hoping a good time on your race. Lovely shots and thoughts.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Have a good time, racing or otherwise.

Judy said...

Good Luck Dawn...What a beautiful place to run.

Jack said...

Good luck and enjoy yourself, however it turns out. Thanks for your kind words today. You can call me and sing happy birthday.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

You are indeed an amazing person ! Good Luck !

Mike said...

Enjoy. It looks like an amazing place to run. Are there ski resorts in the area too?

beth said...

good luck....i'm so jealous that you run and that you love doing it....

now i do enjoy a fast paced walk...for about 3 miles....but you know what....that doesn't do much anymore for this 47 year old butt :(

be safe !

Randy said...

Another race! I want your energy. Have fun!

mountain mama said...

Now you're talkin' minus the running of course :D

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Enjoy the race (I'd be strollin along takin pictures!). :)

Cat said...

yes
enjoy the trail friend
breathe the mountain air and take a picture or two!

have a wonderful time!

love and light

Navigating Northward said...

Happy running!

Country Mouse Studio said...

have an awesome weekend and absorb as much nature as you can

Deb said...

have a great one Dawn...can't wait to hear all about it...

heyBJK said...

Stunning photos, Dawn! That first one is spectacular! Enjoy your race and be safe!

darlin said...

Your photos are amazing Dawn! And another run so soon? I think you have one heck of a good idea to not push to set a record, enjoy this one and see what transpires from there.

Have a wonderful, fun weekend!

Buttons said...

Oh Dawn good luck but more important enjoy the view.
I have only seen the Rocky mountains twice in my life. They made such an impression on me I long to go back. I dream of the day I will be standing there looking up to these beautiful gifts of nature. B

Dani said...

Have a fun weekend!

Amish Stories said...

Good morning folks and I'm sure some of you are watching hurricane Irene's movements especially if you live on the east coast. ............. I have a post called "Lancaster on 2 wheels" today on Amish Stories where i tour the Amish country side taking pictures and observations which I've just posted................Enjoy your weekend everyone and i hope your out of Irene's path and safe. Richard from Amish Stories.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Have a wonderful race! Wish I could run it with you!

Leah J. Utas said...

Have a great time. Happy breathing.

Lynette said...

Have a wonderful time...and breathe deeply.

Rick said...

Ah, those fantastic mountains - just love that 1st shot ! Happy trail running (take the camera - don't worry about the record ;-)

Zuly said...

I wish you well in this new challenge.
My admiration for you ... congratulations and much success.
Greetings from Costa Rica,
Zuly Castillo U.

Samantha said...

Even if it ends up a Trail Meander..so what! Amazing that you even attempt these things! :)

John McElveen said...

Amazing--the stuff you get yourself into! And it's all beautiful! Enjoy the runs! I mean....never mind, I'll just get deeper in trouble...

J

Allison said...

Yay! You go get em!

Heidi said...

Hope you had a wonderful time on these gorgeous trails. Time to renew for another season of being busy...Have a good week ahead. Take care!...Heidi

Val said...

I wish you the very best and you can do it all....I'm convinced of it!

Amish Stories said...

The only way im going up that mountain is by motorcycle,lol. Richard from Amish Stories.

Alan said...

Hope those trail shoes stood up to the test, but I'm sure you had the magic flip flops as a backup...:-)

monthofsummer said...

Hope the trail goes off well, whether u set a record or not, Hope u enjoyed. I too love to be beside either mountains or seas :)