After James and Kelly’s wedding, I had a pretty bad ankle role and couldn’t train for a couple days. We spent some time in Boulder where our good friends Shane Mundt and Tami Kochen took excellent care of us. Shane made us tons of good food. There was lots of fishing and shooting guns. We played horseshoes, had campfires, and enjoyed the fresh mountain air.
We also saw the new GI-Joe movie and met the newlyweds in Breckenridge where we stayed at the Ahern’s house. Tami, Bryan, James, Kelly, Kyle and Kevin Ahern did a 10K running race at 12,000 feet. We also met Kelly’s Brother and sister-in-law (Ryan and Annie) in Denver to watch the Rockies play the Cubs. Getting tickets was a little harder than we expected so the girls got into the game while the boys watched from a bar across the street. We felt pretty bad leaving them, but we got over it when we found out our tickets were just a few rows behind the Cubs dugout.
During the first week we did a bunch of trail running and hiking. Unfortunately, I put a damper on this when I sprained my ankle. A couple days after my ankle role, I was able to put on a ski boot and double pole. I had never roller skied out west before and the scenery was amazing. In Boulder, we went up the Left Hand Canyon where you need to ski up and drive down. Climbing for two hours is certainly not easy at that altitude. We also did an out and back near the Eldora downhill ski area, and used a gorgeous bike path in Breckenridge. I really enjoyed skiing with Tami again. We had a blast scheming about our futures and exploring Colorado.