|Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs. |
Although still September, a cold front moved through on a bleak Saturday as we drove into Colorado Springs with the intention of running in the El Paso Chiropractic Association 5 Miles race the next morning. We camped at nearby at Manitou Springs and went for an evening run in light snow through the nearby awe-inspiring Garden of the Gods park. A cold night followed, with the temperature dropping to 22°F, and we woke to a snowy white world. Our first challenge was the drive to the start at Palmer Park on the empty ice-covered roads. We slid in slow motion all the way to the bottom of one hill, lucky to avoid hitting anything along the way.
|Palmer Park, Colorado Springs. |
|Wildcat Hills, Nebraska. |
Yesterday's long run aggravated my chronic right knee and Achilles tendon injuries and I limited my exercise this morning to a 5km walk around Copa.