Outdoor Stair Master

Yesterday afternoon I got a call at work from my boyfriend asking if I wanted to go trail running after work. I have begged him to go trail running with me for ages, so I was super excited and immediately said yes, even though I had already lifted that morning.

I always forget that it stays late till at least 8 o’clock during the summer, leaving plenty of time for outdoor activities after work.  We headed to Mt. Sanitas in Boulder, excited to run some trails.

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We probably should have read a description, as what we encountered was more like an outdoor stair master.

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We ran any part that didn’t have stairs, but the stairs were too high/un even to fully run up. Even without running, it hurt my poor sore legs. I definitely had to put my head down and power through towards the end, but we made it to the top in just under 26 minutes.

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And it was all worth it for the great view of our beautiful city.

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We ran down the other side, which is a little longer but far less steep. We made it back just as some dark clouds were rolling in and lightning was dancing in the sky around the mountains. It was a great way to end a stressful day, getting out into the wilderness, pushing any worries out of my mind and focusing solely on forcing my body to its limits.

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