"The life you are meant to find will wring your heart to the point of breaking
and then douse you with buckets of joy when you're not looking."
- Linford Detweiler
|Selfie on the Falcon Trail|
Now that I'm recovered from the Rockin' K, my focus has been increasing my vertical. With my right Achilles still a bit sore, I'm trying to do this gradually and give it a day of rest in between hilly runs. I've been getting out to Mt Falcon up in Denver where I can get 3k of vert in 13 miles. The trails are dry out there and weather has been amazing, around 60-70 degrees. Ran into photographer/filmmaker Matt Trappe today, who did a great job documenting Scott Jaime's FKT (Fastest Known Time) on the 486 mile Colorado Trail last year. Check out the trailers here and here. I met Matt at Salida and will see again at Quad in a couple of weeks. He preparing for his first hundo at Bighorn and I'm sure he's gonna do great.
Some snaps from my runs at Mt. Falcon:
|Looking north toward Red Rocks|
|Looking south on the long climb up|
|Downtown Denver is off in the distance|
|Parmalee Trail take 1|
|Parmalee Trail take 2|
|That's the false summit you see at the top|
|The "gut" of the Incline, where grades are around 60%|
|Looking back at Manitou & Colorado Springs|
|Practicing his long jump|
|She ran 600 meters, woot woot!|
“If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said;
if he didn't rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.”
- Tim Keller, The Reason for God
We had a great day celebrating Jesus' Resurrection with our friends at Westside Church last Sunday and the kids had fun looking for Easter eggs at the annual potluck afterwards. We even managed to get a decent family picture too where both kids are actually smiling normally. That was a minor Easter miracle.
Lastly, just look at this lovely video from Mountain Hardware. Is it any wonder so many of us love trail running? I'm really looking forward to getting out into the San Juans for some running during Hardrock week. It's gonna be awesome.