I won't bore anyone with the minutia of my two weeks in Colorado. Let's sum up...
I skied. A lot.
|Mark and I in the snow at Breckenridge|
|Lindsey and I - me with ice in my hair|
|Matt, Lindsey, Me and Mark at Beaver Creek the day we skied over 31,000 vertical feet.|
|Lindsey and I stealing a picture so that we could beat the boys on EpicMix points.|
Then, at the end of our second trip to Breckenridge, I started feeling nauseous. I didn't even try to eat the burgers my parents made for us all upon our return to the house.
I spent the next three days with a stomach virus. I didn't eat or do anything resembling physical activity for THREE WHOLE DAYS. And then, Avery got it too. My husband flew home to Ohio, and came down with it the next day. Awesome.
No long run for me, no hiking the ski slopes. Just lots and lots of trips to the bathroom.
As soon as I felt better though, I hiked the Golf Course at my parents house (8,200 feet above sea level).
|That smile is huge because I was so happy to be outside!|
The next day, I skied in the morning (over 20,000 vertical feet), then hiked the Golf Course again in the afternoon.
|My Dad and I posed for a picture because it was such a nice day!|
|A view of the way I'd come on the hike...|
The next, next day, my Dad and I skied 43,880 vertical feet, the most I've ever skied in a day!
And then, I traveled alone on two planes with a toddler. She did amazingly well. Nonetheless, I'm not sure I ever want to do that again. Ha.
|I made you look good Mom.|
Now??? I'm happy to be home, ran my long run like normal yesterday, and hiked again today. Springlike weather in Ohio right now - perfect welcome home.
How have all of you been? Any big races since I've been gone?
What's the longest you've ever gone without eating? This was definitely a new record for me!