First of all, I admit, I did not actually run while visiting Colorado. However, I did do some hiking, rafting, and camping. I was able to unplug for most of the day and be fully present in my surroundings and the people I was fortunate enough to have this experience with. I also learned some valuable lessons if I were to experience an unfortunate bathroom emergency during a run in the middle of nowhere.
This trip was a bit out of my comfort zone, but nothing short of amazing. Spending 72 hours straight outside was truly a gift. Looking at the gorgeous sights, appreciating modern conveniences when they aren’t available, and being more present in the moment were reminders of why I get out to run as well.