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Our adventures in hiking

{Outdoor Life} 2022 Goals

{Outdoor Life} 2022 Goals

Before I go about listing my 2022 goals, here’s a 2021 running recap: Valentine’s Day 4 miler Runnin’ O’ the Green 7k Donut Dash 5k Barr Lake 15k Memorial Day 10k Mickelson Trail 13.1 Cookie Chase 5k Kooky Spooky 5k (as a family) Santa Stampede 5k I didn’t wear my watch every day last year. In fact, if I had a day off running, I rarely wore my watch. I’ll have to fix that this year to ensure all of…

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{outdoor life} canyon hike

{outdoor life} canyon hike

It was a little chilly (45 degrees) and very windy today, but once we climbed down into the canyon, it was very pleasant. We love hiking together, scrambling over rocks, and getting into nature. We finished 3.2 miles today—not one of our longer hikes, but it was really good to get out today. We didn’t get as many hikes with the girls this year, so it’s on our 2022 bucket list to take more hikes with the girls

{Outdoor Life} 10K virtual

{Outdoor Life} 10K virtual

Hubby and I were supposed to run the Garmin Oz Half Marathon last April. Because it was on A’s 17th birthday, she also wanted to complete it. So we signed four of the girls up for the 10K, and we signed up for the half. Then, they postponed it to a day two of the girls would not be able to go. In response, we cancelled our half marathon (we don’t like running virtuals much), and switched the girls over…

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{Outdoor Life} Mt. Elbert 14,440 feet

{Outdoor Life} Mt. Elbert 14,440 feet

Climbing a 14er is a little like giving birth for me. In the “worst” of it, I say I will NEVER climb one again. Within a day or two, I’m ready to try a new challenge and am looking for possibilities. This was our third 14er: we have summited Mt. Bierstadt (14,065′) and Mt. Democrat (14,148′) as well. We had planned to add Lincoln to the Democrat day, but by the time we got to the trailhead it was already…

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{Outdoor Life} Garden of the Gods

{Outdoor Life} Garden of the Gods

The weather and “indoor life” are finally getting to us. We had a pretty good blizzard, then some snow (March is our snowiest month anyway) and it’s finally starting to warm up. We decided we needed a big outdoor day so we walked around the Garden of the Gods and did some “bouldering.” We experienced some giant flakes for the first 10 minutes, some clouds, and some sunshine and the weather was about 50 degrees when we finished. After, we…

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{Outdoor Life} Mountain Hike

{Outdoor Life} Mountain Hike

While my husband and daughter were snowboarding (a 16th birthday gift we were finally able to fulfill since the shutdowns by the government), my three youngest and I decided to take a nice hike in the snow. We found a small trail near our condo — not the one I had originally planned to hike, one I had run a couple years ago in training for a half marathon — but it was serendipity that we turned the wrong way….

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