I went to Denver in 2008 for work but have never spent any time there otherwise. We decided Denver would be a fun spot and met there late on Thursday night. Friday morning I forced myself to get up early and go for a run. I was slated for a 12-mile training run, but with my fatigue and the altitude I only ran about four before calling it a day. When I was in Denver five years ago it was summertime and about 100 degrees. I blamed the heat then for my difficult run. Even though it was cool and perfect running weather, It turns out the altitude was the real challenge. My lungs were on fire!
|The view from the Colorado Capitol Building. Breathtaking - literally.|
|Shopping on the 16th Street Mall|
We also discovered Larimer Square, a fantastic neighborhood downtown with more shops and restaurants (Rioja and Tom's Urban 24 were there). There were also chic boutiques and people everywhere. I fell in love with Fiona, a Golden Retriever at Equipement de Vin, a fabulous store in Larimer Square (where I purchased my copper mugs). The owner is from Michigan, and she was encouraging me to move to Denver. I should've asked her if she and Fiona were hiring.
|Snuggling with Fiona|
|The Jones sisters out on the town|