Telluride to Aspen/Snowmass

Friday, June 27, 2014 Another long road-trip that included the most hair-raising, white-knuckle drive ever – getting through Independence Pass on the way to Aspen.  The pass is at over 12,000  feet –… Continue reading

Mesa Verde to Telluride

Thursday June 26, 2014 Most of the early morning we spent visiting the archaeological ruins  of Mesa  Verde. Toured the ranger guided Balcony dwellings and then visited the spots we could get to… Continue reading

Moab-Monument Valley-Mesa Verde

June 25, 2014 Whistle stop road-trip today, dipping from Utah into Arizona to visit Monument Valley and then back to Colorado to visit Mesa Verde National Park where we stayed the night, camping… Continue reading

Rifle to Moab

Tuesday, June 24, 2014Short drive today stopping at the Colorado National Monument National Park. Most of the drive towards Moab was along the Colorado River. We again camped by the river stopping at… Continue reading

Denver to Rifle

Monday June 22, 2014A quick get together for Hammer and a friend he made while cycling around Australia yesterday. Spent an afternoon at their house and went out to a lovely Italian restaurant.… Continue reading

Grandmas Marathon 2014, Duluth, Minnesota

Grandmas Marathon June 21, 2014 SOOOOOO HAPPY….my comeback road marathon  done and dusted – Grandmas Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota. Very very happy with how I ran and my overall time of 4.07 with… Continue reading

Bring on Grandma

June 15, 2014 (Race week – Grandmas)A week of travel through New York and Chicago before race day on Saturday. June 21. Flu has worsened while in New York but by the time… Continue reading

Countdown to Grandmas

June 9, 2014 (1 week to Grandmas)For a whole lot of reasons managed only one run  in the second last week before race day.  A short interval session on Tuesday. I  was intending… Continue reading

Duluth – Grandmas Marathon

Duluth, June, 19-21, 2014 Duluth in Minnesota is not on every tourists itinerary, but it may be soon. As a longtime fan of the Coen Bros movie Fargo – it put Duluth and… Continue reading


Chicago, June 17-18, 2014First time to Chicago, I ended up staying in a really hip neighborhood of Bucktown/Whicker Park about four subway stops from downtown (The Loop). I seem to have arrived on… Continue reading

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