Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Welcome to Buena Vista, Colorado!

We made it! We're hanging out at 8000 ft in Buena Vista, Colorado...the start of Stage 1 of Transrockies in 3 days from now! Steve and I went for an easy 10km last night and i'm not going to lie...we definitely noticed the altitude and had a bit of a tight chest at first. Luckily that didn't last too long and we felt pretty good after a few km in. Fewf! The weather has been pretty good so far...sunny and fairly warm but windy as hell...windier than Newfoundland and that's saying something! :)

Today we decided to do a little 10km hike...Cottonwood Pass which starts at just over 12,000 ft.

Steve and my 5 week old niece, Julia, at 12,500ft :)

Family photo :) Steve, baby Julia, me, and Kira

Tomorrow Steve and I are going for a short, easy run in the morning and then in the afternoon we're going to check out the town of Leadville. This is where Lance Armstrong won the 100 mile mountain bike race last weekend and where the 100 mile ultramarathon event takes place this saturday!

Well that's it for now. I'm off to my tent for a good night's sleep! It was a fun day and i'm tired! I'm happy to report that my extra thick thermarest is working out very nicely :)



  1. Way too cool! Love the Nature in your pics and it must be great running in this altitude as an experience. I wish you and your brother a wonderful race.

  2. Deb,

    Great blog! Can't wait to see how you and steve find tomorrow. Glad to see Julia is already bagging peaks. Good luck tomorrow!


  3. Hey Deb,
    You two are doing awesome. looks like the training paid off. 9th and then 6th. I see a pattern here. Good luck for the rest of the week and hope you're having fun.

  4. Keep the updates coming!You will have lots of blog stuff to read on Trevor's,Darryl's & my blog this week leading up to ironman!!!Have a good holiday,Cam.