Horseshoe Bend Trip: Day Four

– Durango, Colorado to Santa Fe, New Mexico – Today began with a bit of a disappointment. We were all ready to go run this morning when we realized that the temperature was 14°F outside, and the wind chill made it feel like 5°. Even though we were prepared with plenty of clothes for cold…

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Horseshoe Bend Trip: Day Three

– Page, Arizona to Durango, Colorado – Oh my gosh. Today has been such a busy day that I’m surprised I’ve even managed to find the time to write this tonight. Let me begin by saying my day began at 5:30am, and I am absolutely exhausted. What a day. Like I said, we started early,…

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Horseshoe Bend Trip: Day Two

– Albuquerque, New Mexico to Page, Arizona – Man, it was chilly for our run this morning. Albuquerque has an elevation of somewhere around 5,000 ft, and this is never more apparent than just around dawn in the winter. Luckily, we brought plenty of warm running clothes, so we were all bundled up for our…

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Horseshoe Bend Trip: Day One

– Denton, Texas to Albuquerque, New Mexico – Whew. Christmas is a lot of work. It’s over now, and so is school. It’s finally time to have some fun. So, where are we going this winter? And are my parents along for the ride? As to where we are going, our ultimate destination is basically…

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Colorado Trip: Day Ten

– Santa Fe, New Mexico to Denton, Texas – You know, we usually have a bit of difficulty running in Santa Fe. It isn’t the trail, which is very nice and leaves from right next to our favorite La Quinta here. No, it’s the altitude. Santa Fe has an elevation of about 7,200 ft, which is…

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Colorado Trip: Day Nine

– Silverthorne, Colorado to Santa Fe, New Mexico – Today was a long day. We did quite a bit of driving. We also didn’t have time to run, which always makes me a little sad. With so many things to do for the day, we had to get on the road, so we were out the…

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Colorado Trip: Day Eight

– Steamboat Springs, Colorado to Silverthorne, Colorado – Steamboat Springs is pretty cute. It’s a bit like a mix of the tiny mountain towns and a regular city. Most of the town runs along a big stretch of highway through the middle of town, right next to the Yampa River. It has many cute little shops,…

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Colorado Trip: Day Seven

– Vernal, Utah to Steamboat Springs, Colorado – Utah feels quite different from Colorado. It’s only a few miles from here back into Colorado, but the culture feels almost totally different. In fact, it was sort of difficult to find anywhere nice to run this morning. We got up at 5am, so we would have plenty…

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Colorado Trip: Day Six

– Grand Junction, Colorado to Vernal, Utah – I know I’ve called this our Colorado trip, but tonight we are actually spending the night in Utah. Don’t be shocked, now, we aren’t too far from the border. Tomorrow night we will be safely back in the state the trip was named for, though only for 2…

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Colorado Trip: Day Five

– Montrose, Colorado to Grand Junction, Colorado – Today our day began at 6am. After waking up and getting dressed, we went for a run down the Uncompahgre Riverway Trail, which never really seemed to be that close to the river. It crossed streets and ran behind houses, among other oddities. It wasn’t a terrible…

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