Welcome to fall! It's tough to be back on the Front Range and going to work. It is my last week at CU, and I can't wait to start my new job. I'm itching to update my LinkedIn profile. How adult is that?
Now that I'm back from vacation, it's time to start decorating for fall, and then Halloween.
The fall colors were incredible up at Grand Lake, and when the cold front came through, high temps were in the 60s, the sun's angle definitely shifted, and the shadows were getting long. It really felt like fall. My mom and I worked on my t-shirt quilt, did some Alaska scrapbooking, and I generally relaxed with some workouts thrown in. Working out up there is no joke, and I was huffing and puffing through most of it. I did two runs, 2 miles and 2.5 miles, since that's all I could manage. My lungs were on fire!
We also had some fun at the quilt shop my mom shops at. It's fall, so there are some really fun patterns out there. The bats above is one the owner can't keep in stock, no matter how many she orders. They will definitely be coming to work with me. Since I start Oct. 1, I need Halloween decorations.
I saw some great wildlife too. We went into RMNP park Monday evening to see the elk bulging. Really, it's a squeak. I think Mother Nature had a little too much when she created the elk. It's this majestic looking animal, and the male whistles through his back teeth to make this squeaking sound. We heard it all over as the males were calling to all the females in the park to join their herds.
I also saw the family of foxes in my parents' neighborhood, a bald eagle, pronghorn, and the ground squirrels. The ground squirrels are what keep the foxes around. The foxes have picked off the bigger, less agile adults throughout the summer.
Two weeks from today is my next 10k! While this wasn't exactly altitude training, it was good to relax and start my taper period on vacation.
Linking up with Holly and Wendy for Weekend Wrap-up.