Sea Level is for sissy's. That's right running at elevation 5000+ feet, is not easy. This last Memorial Day, Kelly and I participated in the second biggest race in the United States, 54,000 people participated. It was the Boulder Boulder 10k (6.2 miles). I would have to say it was the funnest race I have done. The hole town of Boulder gets into it. There were people outside of their houses offering water, fruit, beer-I mean carbs-, one house had a mudslide and even cupcakes- the cake you can run with. I followed a guy who was juggling the whole way. Some runners were dressed in costumes. By the time I was done, I didn't feel like I had run 6 miles. Cyndi stayed with me the whole time and we finished in 1 hour :13 minutes. Kelly finished in 54 minutes. This was my first 10k, and Kelly's as well. I know, do a 10k before a half-marathon, but I'm just not generic like that.
We arrived in Boulder Friday night. The city is gorgeous green, it's like city in the mountains.Saturday we picked up our packets and just walked around the booths that were set up. That was insane, there were so many people there. Sunday we drove to Estas Park, about 35 miles away. How you know this quaint town? There is The Stanley mansion or hotel where 'The Shining' was filmed. We were going to tour it, but it cost money and to be honest we weren't that interested. So we found this little amusement park and drove go-karts and bumper boats. I must have been playing too much Mario Kart because I kept wanting to throw a red turtle at the stupid kid in front of me.
Monday was the race. It was perfect weather, overcast. Meredith, Cyndi, Cyndi's friend Michelle, Kelly and I were the runners. So I don't have any pictures of us finishing or starting because there was just too many people and all of my photographers were running. So here are some cute pics of the kids at Estas Park and pics from the Bolder Boulder web site. P.S. the red shirts we are all wearing say "whydoyourun.com". We got them free from a booth and if we were wearing the shirts during the race, they would write down our bib number and there was a chance to win something. None of us won :( PSS I had to wait for our Boulder pics to be posted. That's why it took me a week to update this one.