Here's a run though of 2014. This was actually a bunch of fun. I had a lot of good adventures (and beer). Here's to even more adventures in 2015!
New Years Day run at Roxborough State Park, skiing, kicking off my Colfax Marathon ambassadorship, and a work trip to Helena, MT (where I lived and worked as a Park Ranger in 1996)
|I love this run and this group of people|
|Ski shadow selfie at Winter Park|
|Lots (and I mean lots) of stuff to give away|
|interval run at the state park that I used to work at in Helena, MT|
Traditional Superbowl Ski weekend to Steamboat with family, Year 3 of Team SunRype, and a trip to New Orleans to see my new nephew. Oh, and our brewery finally opened!
|this was probably a top 10 ski day. Powder to my knees all day!|
|you know who to contact if you need fruit snacks...|
|I somehow managed to find triathletes AND a trail run in New Orleans. So much fun!|
MORE skiing, a visit from cousins, the BEST beer fest I went to in 2014 and starting to ride outside more.
|Greetings from Copper Mountain from the Trail-Dryden cousins|
|fresh corduroy. purr|
|a visit from Cousin Jeff and beer drinking at our brewery|
|Collaboration beer fest with friends|
|post-Sept 2013 flood carnage of Jamestown Canyon in Boulder|
No more skiing (*sniff*), first ride up Deer Creek in 2014, and a (sucky) trip to Santa Fe for a cycling weekend.
|first trip up the big hill. With exposed legs and arms, no less|
|ski hill climb in Santa Fe. Sucky trip but pretty views.|
May was busy! A half marathon PR, a beer festival, Rinny and TO, hosting a bridal shower for my friend that married my cousin, more beer, and the first OWS of the year.
|South Denver Beer Fest. Also: shorts in early May|
|Tirimisu cupcakes for Deanna's bridal shower|
|I'm sure they were stoked to meet me ;)|
|Will and I goofing off with our finisher medals. 13.1 for me and marathon relay for him.|
|more beer at our brewery|
|first swim at the Gravel Pond|
June was *really* busy. IM training kicks into high gear. And a trip to Idaho for the Boise 70.3 and a family wedding.
|Boise 70.3 test ride out by the family ranch|
|blowing Will a kiss on the run course|
|The race didn't go super great, but I did manage to get in a kick ass finish jump|
|cousin shenanigans out in the desert. Will is a happy boy|
|rode from my MIL's house to the South Hills. She thought I was crazy.|
|ride in McCall, ID. I got snowed on at the top of the pass.|
|Happy wedding, Chase and Deanna. :)|
aka IM hell month. Nothing fun happened here. Just a lot of running and riding in the heat. My first trail race (and trail-racing related bleeding). A memorial service for my best friend's husband in Winter Park gave me the opportunity for some altitude IM training. Oh, and I discovered pie milkshakes. Ok, maybe I had a bit of fun, looking back at things.
|long hot run up Waterton. I had a friend keep me company and I *finally* got to see the big horn sheep|
|a 16 hour training weekend needs to end with pie milkshakes. |
Still not sure what Will did to earn his though
|more Waterton. If you have to run long, the view should be nice|
|first trail race and first trail flesh wound. 2 weeks before Boulder. eeps!|
|I ran from Fraser to the base of Winter Park. Fun!|
|it felt weird to be at MJ without my skis|
Ironman Boulder. Beer. A beer fest (this one kinda sucked) - and kombucha SCOBY. More beer. A viral plague, thanks to the Boulder Res. Domesticity in the form of pickles and painting and tiling.
|mile ~100 at the top of the 3Bs|
|as sucky as the race was, nothing beats a finish line in your home state|
|tri club ladies night|
|former future release of our first spontaneous beer, which ended up winning bronze at GABF|
|Zipper is a good Quality Control Cat|
loads of free time, due to no job and no IM training. Trail runs and hiking. Our one and only camping trip, which include a hike where I grossly underestimated the distance. Our brewery's first bottle release. And more home improvement.
|Will fly fishing|
|Buffalo Peaks Wilderness hike. I thought it was 7 or 8 miles. We hiked 13.5. oops.|
|trail run at Castlewood Canyon|
|fire lookout at Devils' Head|
|trail run at Indian Creek|
|helping to label beers for our first bottle release|
|first trail half marathon (it was hard!)|
|more hiking somewhere around Evergreen|
|Zipper approves of the paint and the fireplace tile|
Another cousin wedding in Idaho, cousin shenanigans out at the ranch, a GABF victory for our brewery, wedding anniversary #15, and more hiking.
|Bronze in the wild ale category, 8 months after we opened. This was HUGE|
|Rocking Y Ranch. One of my happy places on this planet.|
|no visit to the ranch is complete without redneck shenanigans. Cousin Jason built a sugar beet canon. 1000 feet!|
|most of the Walker clan. I love these guys.|
|Anniversary fishing trip where I FINALLY caught a fish. One fish. |
For the entire afternoon. With a guide on a boat.
|Colorado history while out hiking|
Still hiking, doing more long runs, Kona viewing party, and skiing! And Will's birthday, where we drank a LOT of beer.
|2.4 gallons of Belgian beer|
|snowy Castlewood Canyon|
|first treadmill run of the season|
|run on Highline before it snows|
|Kona viewing party with Ben Hoffman!|
|who needs Black Friday when there's White Friday skiing|
|running in shorts the day after skiing. I love Colorado|
|kitties have the right idea|
Running and more running. A wedding in Texas. And I made the Coeur team!
|Elephant Rock from the Santa Fe trail|
|sheep again at Waterton|
|wedding, Texas style|
|Wishing tree on Highline|
|long, snowy run at Cherry Creek State Park|
|longest training run ever at Waterton, followed by Voodoo Doughnuts|
|I think Tinkerbell followed me on my run that day|
|Coeur Sports 2015!|