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Staycation Colorado Springs Style

Last weekend I watched two of my best friends run the Pikes Peak Ascent. From what I’ve heard, this is an awesome race that is about 75% hiking up pikes peak, and trying to run on the flatter areas or parts of the switchbacks. Hiking Pikes Peak has been on my CO bucket list for a few years. One friend has already told me that I am doing this race next year. We will see, but I’m definitely interested in it. To qualify for Pikes Peak ascent, you need to have run a half marathon in 2:25 or marathon in 5:45 within two years.

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After the race, we spent the night at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs is about 1-1.5 hours from Denver. This was a cool hotel, and it is connected with the Country Club of Colorado. There was a fitness facility with indoor and outdoor lap pools, a huge cardio and weight room. We were also able to rent boats and stand up paddle boards on the small lake.

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I rented a paddle board for an hour and I did two sets of a work out from Self Magazine. I improvised it a little bit, and I brought the workout on a small piece of paper with me. Doing two sets of this workout and trying to paddle around the lake made for a great workout. My abs were pretty sore after this one!

Things I’m loving this week–

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On Sunday night, we walked around the Broadmoor Resort property. The sunset was AMAZING over the lake.

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Found the cutest coffee shop called Black Bear Coffee and Tea Lounge in Colorado Springs. They had great food and such a cute atmosphere. I got a good veggie breakfast burrito from here! I love checking out local places

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I’m on a bit of a Kombucha kick these days. Kombucha is a beverage produced by fermenting sweet tea with a culture of yeast and bacteria.  I got this great cranberry lavender Kombucha in Buena Vista, CO at the House Rock Kitchen! So tasty!

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I really loved the House Rock Kitchen in BV. They had tasty bowls, an awesome homemade veggie burger, a great patio and lawn games, and this AMAZING Roasted Brussel Sprout Salad.

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Hand me down jewelry. I got this jade ring that was originally my great Aunt’s at my family reunion. It’s cool to have this piece of jewelry to remind me of her!

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