Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rugged Maniac 5k and rugged hiking

It was an absolutely beautiful October weekend for a 5k adventure race and some back country hiking. Saturday my friends Lyndee, Mark, Meaghan, James and Margaret, Chad and I all ran the Rugged Maniac 5k which was held at the Thunder Valley Motorcross track. We were team gold bandits:Link

and yes we did run with beers in our hands

there was quite a bit of cheek showing as we ran

you need muscles like these to run in a leotard

the guys loved their gold shorts

post-race and meaghan and I forgot pants to change in too....that was quite the mistake.

Drinking at a bar looking like homeless people...mud in hair and all.

Then today (Sunday) Chad and I took a hike along part of the historic Colorado trail. The plan was to head to Estes Park but after the fun we had Saturday night, getting up at 5am was not reality. So we enjoyed the beautiful weather and the fall colors changing:

Here's a good look at The Castle from Wellington Lake. It's such a challenging climb it only sees 2-3 ascents a year. There are so many beautiful rock formations in the Lost Creek Wilderness area.

All in all a fabulous weekend with some amazing people. I couldn't ask for a better kick off to one of my favorite months out of the year.

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