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afternoon preview – YUM!


2017 – another year of thanks!

but first, made room for turkey with an ABSOLUTELY FREE 5K in my hometown.  Four years ago, ran this event – super happy to be back!  This year, drug along Stephen (here on a holiday visit).  Whatta sport.  Prep time?  None.

Walk, run, got it done – AND with a smile on our face.

May have found my new run partner.  LOL>


Warm breezy walk with Ro ‘round Waneka.  Plenty of time for Thanksgiving prep.  Feasting & football at 1pm, Ash & Tom’s in Westminster.  Our Colorado tradition ❤



An ABSOLUTELY FREE 5K benefitting those in need!


• When: November 23rd, 2017

• Race Start: 9:00 a.m.

• Where:  Downtown Louisville, CO – 951 Spruce Street Louisville CO


• What: THIS RACE IS FREE (but you have to bring a donation – non-perishable food or winter clothing please).  Thank you for participating in the 2016 Turkey Trot.  Because of you and the support from our generous local businesses this event continues to be free.  In 2016 our runners donated over 20,000 pounds of food to the Sister Carmen Community Center and enormous trucks full of winter clothing.


• Who: Thousands of your closest friends and family looking to get some exercise before Thanksgiving feast.

• Benefitting: Community members in need!


We hope you can make it!


Project Louisville LLC & Events LLC



 Turkey Trot 2017



National Ice Cream Day is observed each year on the 3rd Sunday in July and is a part of National Ice Cream Month.  This day is a fun celebration enjoyed with a bowl, cup or cone filled with your favorite flavor of ice cream.


It is believed that ice cream was first introduced into the United States by Quaker colonists who brought their ice cream recipes with them.  Their ice cream was sold at shops in New York and other cities during the colonial era.



1813 – First Lady Dolly Madison served ice cream at the Inaugural Ball.


1832 – African American confectioner, Augustus Jackson, created multiple ice cream recipes as well as a superior technique to manufacture ice cream.


1843 – Philadelphian, Nancy Johnson, received the first U.S. patent for a small-scale hand-cranked ice cream freezer.


1920 – Harry Burt puts the first ice cream trucks on the streets.


1984 – President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month and established National Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in the month of July.


How best to celebrate Nat’l Ice Cream Day?  Running a 5K, duhthen afterwards, enjoying a premium dish at Sweet Cow.

Wasn’t MY idea, honest.  Credit my blog buddy Sarah.  Thanks friend 🙂

Miles (& countries) apart – celebrating the ‘holiday’ together.  YUM!





running LOCAL ROCKS - new Coal Creek PR, 34th overall

running LOCAL ROCKS – new Coal Creek PR, 34th overall


Hooray for Labor Day!  Kicked off the 3-day holiday weekend with my favourite 10 miler, Louisville’s Coal Creek Crossing.  Running LOCAL ROCKS!  (Glad to be back — last year’s event was cancelled due to extensive trail damage from the 2013 Boulder Flood.)

7am start, near perfect weather.  Lined at Community Park – ok, go.

Louisville, like most Front Range communities, hosts a highly competitive field.  I came out slow – but well remember Aquarius Hill (mile 4 & 9)…I’d catch folks either out or back, it’s a steep climb.

Used today’s local run to fix my mental before Fall marathon season.  Tagged a runner at mile 6, closed the gap on Aquarius Hill.  Lost him again on the downhill.  A mile from the Finish I generally fade (mental lapse)…but not this day.  Half-mile upgrade, stuck close & pushed past.  Hitting pavement tenth-mile to go, sprinted to the Finish.

Improved my Coal Creek PR by 5 minutes, 34th overall.  Good day 🙂


1428   K R Haga   Louisville CO   1:24:07


Quick shower, change of clothes, packed the Prius.  Tomorrow’s 14er goal: Mount Massive (3rd highest in the continental U.S.)

Whole lotta traffic on I-70 (holiday weekend parking lot).  Arrived in Leadville at 3pm, two hours to see the National Mining Museum.  I’m a FAN of minerals & big rocks – add history to the mix & I’m well entertained ‘til closing time.  LOL>

Quick walk downtown, grocery store provisions, then 11 miles over dirt road, past Halfmoon Campground to Mount Massive Trailhead.

Pulled out the sleeping bag, downed a tub of hummus, kicked back & counted stars.  Goodnight Moon.


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