Thursday, December 16, 2004

Morning Run up Cheyenne Canyon

What a great run this morning! Woke up to 3" of snow and snow falling as I headed out at 0515 to meet fellow CRUD members at the Starsmore Discovery Center parking lot. This is the first time I've made it to one of their Thursday morning club runs since January--last winter! They do a staggered handicap start, so I set off at 5:58. It is only a four-mile run, but it's steady uphill as you climb up the canyon. Running in the dark on phosphorescent fresh snow--it was cold, but a nice cold. I reached the top in 42:04 as the orange glow from the incipient sun glowed over the city. Moments like this are the time I feel most alive.

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