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Austin, Texas, United States
I'll make you laugh, or break my neck trying. This is usually accomplished with daily bouts of swimming, biking and running. A former "chub-a-holic," I got fit and healthy the good old fashioned way and went from a mid-pack athlete to top age group runner and triathlete. I'm a Writer and USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. I guess that makes me part Tina Fey and part Jillian Michaels. Visit my coaching site at www.fomotraining.com

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Weekend in Breckenridge, Colorado

We've landed in Breckenridge, Colorado for a weekend of some serious altitude training. Well, actually, it will probably be more like a weekend of wine and food, with some hikes and mountain biking thrown in for good measure and less guilt.

Oh yeah...We also signed up for the Breckenridge Firecracker 10K Trail Race tomorrow :-)  Leave it to us to scout out an organized race on "vacation." It should be an interesting time as neither one of us has done a lick of running since Buffalo Springs last weekend; not to mention the fact that we're at almost 10,000 ft with no acclimation yet.  I'm sure we'll have plenty of fun pics to share from this weekend's adventures.

Before I forget--If you're ever in Denver, you MUST eat at SNOOZE . This little diner was freaking fantastic and the owners and waitstaff were out of this world accommodating and welcoming. The owner paid for our parking meter and our waitress gave us free pancakes because we just had to try her favorite flavor. Oh yes--the pancakes. We went on a "pancake flight" that included:  sweet potato, pineapple upside down, reese's, chocolate and coconut and cherry cobler. I'm not kidding. We sampled them all...And that was on top of my breakfast burrito and Shawn's pulled pork piglet benedict.   Who's the piglet now?!

It was a great way to start our long weekend vacation (that and the two mimosas we drank, as well).

Have a great and safe 4th of July Holiday!


ShirleyPerly said...

Ha! You guys are like me, sneaking in a race when possible during vacations and getaways. Have fun at that hi alt!!!

Anonymous said...

I love it...Jeff and I also look for races when going out of town! Who have we become??

Good luck in the 10K, and have a fun weekend!

...must have some of those pancakes ;)

Viv said...

Hey I hope you and the hubby had a great 10K trail race! I just did an out of town 5K while here in FL. LOL! I think I caught whatever the heck you athletes have.

Enjoy the weekend in CO.

triguyjt said...


cool...don't mind if i do.


way to sneak in a race, caddy