Just Another Manic Monday
Well, we’re back! Our weekend adventure in Glenwood Springs was so refreshing and I certainly wished I was still there when my alarm went off at 6:45. Back to reality, and running.
- Mile 1 – 9:43
- Mile 2 – 9:25
- Mile 3 – 9:15
- Mile 3-3.5 – 4:30 (9:02 pace)
Booya! The best part about runs like this is that I don’t even know I’m getting faster and faster because Joey wears the Garmin. I guess that vacation really helped :)
Let’s rewind now, shall we?
I can barely remember Friday it seems so long ago but looking back through my pictures I DO remember Friday’s dinner!
Do you see that shiny gleam on the potato? That would be Honeyville Whipped Wildflower Honey. This particular jar, which I may or may not have stolen borrowed from my sister, is cinnamon and OH.SO.GOOD! It’s made in Durango, Colorado — cool huh?
Saturday morning I got in a quick lifting/stretching session, chowed down on a giant bowl of Peace Cereal + fruit (banana, blueberry, peach to be exact) and climbed into the car for a 3 hour 40 minute drive to Rifle Gap. Check-in for our hotel in Glenwood wasn’t until 4 so we had time to kill and decided to spend it with Joey’s family who was camping in Rifle, which is only 20ish minutes from Glenwood.
A surprise birthday celebration ensued for yours truly. Due to the short notice that we would be coming to the campsite everyone had to improvise with homemade cards that turned out to be so so cute :) Cake and ice cream was consumed and Puppy was a big hit with everyone.
We took a ride out to see “The Falls” — there’s probably a technical name for these but I have no idea what it is.
It was so much cooler here than at the campsite and it felt so nice! We walked around and ended up above the falls and found a way to walk behind them too. Good thing I forgot my camera and only have this phone picture to share…
We finally got into Glenwood around 5 PM and took a few minutes to relax in our room with my family and discuss where to go to dinner.
The Hotel Colorado is an old hotel with a neat history — Teddy Roosevelt used to stay there frequently and now you can even stay in his old room, BUT we all found the hotel to be outdated and a little rundown. Time for a mini rant: No air conditioning = miserable, the tub wouldn’t drain, the wireless connection barely worked and don’t even bother trying the hotel restaurant. The service is slow and the food is OUTRAGEOUSLY overpriced considering it’s not great. Pros: it’s pet friendly and RIGHT across the street from the hot springs pool.
We took a peek at the pool as we walked over to the Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company for dinner.
We walked over to the Daily Bread for breakfast where I proceeded to stuff my face with eggs, home fries and toast. They had homemade salsa and homemade plum jam and both were so good! I think we went through 2 jars of the salsa.
The ENTIRE day was spent floating around in the pool. It was thee PERFECT temperature and it was so easy to spend hours in there! I particularly enjoyed floating on my back while my dad massaged my feet and my mom massaged my neck/shoulders. What can I say, having to massage therapist parents is AWESOME!
We ate lunch at the pool grill, which I DO NOT recommend! Beanie and I got veggie wraps and numerous ingredients were missing and Beanie found a piece of bacon in hers!
I have a list of things to do before we leave for Vegas/California on Thursday so I’m off!
Happy Manic Marvelous Monday!