Ack - What happened to your hair!

I went to go get my annual cut and color for Fall - which usually means I get it colored just a shade darker than normal - to get rid of the icky summer bleaching. And this is what I came home with! Wow! Is it dark?

No worries - I go in later this week to get it lightened up just a bit. But, honestly, I think that some people - Seth included!- seem to like it. But it's just a tad too dark for my own taste. I mean, when your hair doesn't match your eyebrows - there's a problem.


The Relay

  Well, I finished it! The Colorado Relay almost did me in after the first leg of my relay was straight up a mountain! But I survived - and I conquered~

Here are a few photos from our amazing trip - I feel bad for the drivers who 'donated' the use of their cars for this trip - we were a smelly bunch of runners! We saw everything from rain, sleet and snow (they almost closed the race at Georgia Pass because of 6 inches of snow!) to beautiful full moon nights and sunny skies on finish day. 


Birthday Celebration

We had a nice little birthday celebration for a few of us with August birthdays at our house the weekend of my birthday. Kate made "Better than Sex" cake and Joely made Shoot the Root shots. What a nice relaxing night at home. 

This is a picture from when Dave came to town - and took a bunch of us out for my birthday. Dinner at a great Mexica fusion place and drinks at 24K. It's always good to see Dave - but also exhausting. The girls got a little taste of it this weekend! And they can't wait until he comes back to visit. Oh, Dave!


Colorado Relay - Preparation

It's September 3rd - and in true Colorado fashion we went from 90 degree days to a stark 20-30 degree difference following the Labor Day weekend. It's a brisk 65 degrees this mid-morning with hopes of only reaching 70 today. A welcome change for many, but the sign of the changing season - and the sign that the fall races are within sight.
Next weekend I will be running in the Colorado Relay - a 180 mile 10 person relay from Idaho Springs to Carbondale. I will be running 3 legs of the race as Philips Phools Racer #1. I have legs 1, 11 and 21. See the legs maps, mileage and elevation attached. Overall, I will be running 18.8 miles in a 24 hour period covering almost 2,500 feet in increased elevation. Two of my three runs are described as HARD - with only one being MODERATE. Sound scary? Yup, I am!

The race will start anywhere between 6 am and 11 am on Friday September 12th. Start times are staggered and based on anticipated finish time. So I will be running in the morning, early evening and possibly early morning on Saturday the 13th. My fellow runners will be running through the evening hours - in the pitch black in the presence of all the Colorado wildlife!

I'll try to post another update next week - and then of course the final version and the ending to this crazy journey!


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