last fall, after a summer of intermittent running and consistant snacking, matt and i decided it was time to sign up for a race. we needed motivation, so we talked my little brother dan and our friend steve into the idea of doing a destination run somewhere beautiful. thanks to google, we ended up flying into denver and enjoying one of the most beautiful drives ever out to moab, utah for their annual canyonlands half. the air was thin and the wind periodically kicked up puffs of red dust but the course was flat and and beautiful and matt, dan and steve all finished strong! (well, once matt regained his full vision- he maaaay have pushed himself a too hard, typical;)) having fractured my foot in late january and experiencing some complications (read: misdiagnosises), i was unable to race and instead cheered everyone on and walked around the town in my stylin medical boot. we saw some truly breathtaking landscapes and spent a couple of days falling in love with a part of the country we don’t know very well- all in all a great trip. here are a few images from the weekend:
(ps. all these images were taken on our x100, one of matt’s favorite toys ;)
steve, matt and dan, post race.
nighttime in the desert, so quiet and still and endless and beautiful. the absence of sound here was stunning.
clearly, we rolled straight out of bed and into the car for our drive back to denver but you guys, SNOW!! i touched it! the guys threw it at each other! it was like the real winter we never had this year in atlanta! i love snow so much. :)
our trip to denver would not have been complete without stopping at one of our favorite breweries, great divide. excellent experience:
we could have easily spent another month exploring denver- hopefully we’ll find a reason to return soon!