Hello from Boulder, CO! We are in town for Mr. Neon’s Ironman. It’s been over a decade since I’ve been in Colorado. And now that I’m here I’ve decided that I will not be waiting another 10 years before returning. I love this place! Especially Boulder. I have lost count of the number of people I’ve seen on bikes. It’s very athletic minded and laid back. I dig it!
Mr. Neon got checked in yesterday. And we bought ALL. THE. THINGS. We hit up the Hoka tent for new shoes, the Zoot tent for a new tri kit (50% off!), and the BASE tent for more salt. I tried to talk Noel into some Normatec, but alas I think we might have to wait on those.
Today will be spent driving the course, double checking gear bags, and figuring out our spectator spots. I think we’ll also hit up the Boulder version of Fleet Feet. I need a Run Colorado shirt, because I am in love with Colorado running.
I thought the altitude would bother me, but it appears that swapping out humidity and temperature for altitude is a good thing.
So here’s my suggestions for running on vacation:
- Shoes and socks. Duh.
- Bring one outfit for every two runs. Yup, I’m gross on vacation and just hang them to dry and wear them twice. It saves space and stink.
- Spibelt. To carry your phone with you, in case you get lost. Or because you have a 5K Pokemon egg to hatch. And take pictures of the scenery.
- Leave your music at home! It’s not only safer to run in a new place without music, but it’ll also heighten your other senses.
Seeing those in the background will never get old.
I finally got to meet THE Matt Miller! I fan girled out a little bit. I love my BASE. I’m writing this post while drinking my recovery shaker bottle of Rocket Fuel.