As ya'll know I headed out Wednesday afternoon to visit the FA-THA & Fam in Denver; It was such a great trip and I already miss everyone so much! The Sista's are getting so big; seriously when did they grow up? 14 & 16!!! OMG! Turkey day was a regular ol' gorge fest where I promptly hopped off the healty train and had as much glorious food as I could stomach before we headed out to see the traditional after-dinner movie. (This year we hit up "Blindside" and I highly recommend.)
Friday whilst all you crazies hit up Black Friday Shopping I headed over to the Cherry Creek Trail for a 10 miler and got my @ss handed to me! Holy thin air and altitude Batman! I was sucking wind the entire time but it was such a great run on a beautiful trail and even had a few hills for good measure. Here's a few pics I snapped along the way; So pretty!
After the run I quickly got cleaned up and headed over to meet up with the lovely Harmony from Harmony's Travels! Yay for out of state bloggy meet ups!!! We snagged a table out front of Starbuck's and lost all track of time just chatting each other's ear off. As always, I find that when runners/bloggers get together it's like we've been freinds forever! It was great and I'm so bummed we didn't have more time or a chance for a run but there's always next visit and hopefully she'll make a trip down south sometime! *hint, hint* :)
I got home from coffee and was immediately instructed to gear up because we were heading out for some paint balling. Now I knew this was on deck for the weekend but had been pretty apprehensive about actually doing it; I mean the concept seems fun and all, it's just that whole getting pelted by paint balls and the subsequent bruises that follow that didn't sound so great... I'm delicate people! But not wanting to be a pansy I threw on some grubby clothes and we headed out to a family friend's ranch where I proceeded to perfect the art of hiding behind trees and gun fire avoidance! LOL! It was a ton of fun and we even decided that this years family Christmas card will feature a snapshot from the outing; We're going to title it "Peace on Earth, Good Will towards Men" LMAO!!!
And just because I think it's hilarious, here's a pic of the FA-THA and I at Thanksgiving... neither one of us knew what face the other was making until after we snapped the picture... Scary isn't it??? LOL! I am def my Father's daughter.
Besides paintballing we squeezed in a round of bowling, a hilarious game of Apples to Apples and that's about it besides general hanging out and annoying/enjoying each other. We didn't end up snow boarding because there was no snow so that was a bummer, but there's always next year. I swear they took polls on my moving out there when my lease is up next year at least once a day, if not more... Hmmm could Redhead Running handle a relocation from Hades to the Mile High City? Those hills aka mountains certainly could help with my speed... but obviously I'd move to be closer to the Fam... OBVIOUSLY... ;)
Got in early this evening and before I had even got out of the terminal I was already dialing up Deputy S to see if he wanted to squeeze in a 5 miler... so with a plane flight, time change, a few errands run and a Thanksgiving recap 5 miler behind me this little Redhead is off to bed! Night ya'll! Catch up with ya in the a.m.
13 MORE WEEKS TIL GASPARILLA!!!