Camping in Nebraska, Hiking in Colorado (Vaca PT 1)

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Monday: 10m long 8:45/pace

Sorry i’ve been missing, I took a vacation! For my birthday this year, I asked Cameron if we could finally go with his cousin Kyle & wife Elise, out west on their annual camping trip through Colorado & Utah. They’ve been trying to get us to go for years, and the timing never worked out. From now on we will make the time to go on this trip! It was by far the most fun, adventurous, laugh-filled, breath-taking trip i’ve ever been on.

Aaaaand the longest car ride i’ve ever taken. Starting from Maryland and resting in Ohio for a night where my extended family lives was our first part of the trip.

My grandparents Stan & Helen

My grandparents Stan & Helen

Once we made it to Indiana (where Kyle & Elise are from) we slept & hit the road on the bright! 5:00am riding across the most boring states in all the land… Illinois–> iowa –> Nebraska –> where we finally stopped for the night and camped. Had to document the very first tent i’ve ever set up!

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the most exciting part of Nebraska!

The next day we finally crossed into Colorado & once we made it to Estes Park we took off on our first hike in the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park. I can only say good things about this hike. It was long (10.5 miles!) and the terrain changed over and over again. It honestly never got boring and the weather was perfect. I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves!

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we did not intend to match! whoops

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the sunset!

the sunset!

After a night of camping in Rocky Mtn Nat’l Park, we set out toward Utah, but first taking the scenic route up the mountains where it got pretty cold, but made our pictures pretty cool.

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me taking photos of the photographer taking pictures of the professional photographer…

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more to come!

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Week of 8/24/15-8/30/15

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 7m combo workout -2m warm up, 3m @ 7:35/pace + 4 x 2:00min @ 5k pace 6:27

Wednesday: 4.5m easy 9:25/pace, 10min core

Thursday: 5.5m interval run

Friday: 9.5 long 8:16/pace

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: 10.5m hike in Colorado (Rocky Mountain National Park)

Total Miles: 26.5 running + 10.5 hiking

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Week of 8/31/15-9/6/15

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 1m hike

Wednesday: 6.3m hike in Arches National Park

Thursday: 7m fartlek 7:50/pace

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: Rest

Total Miles: 7m running + 7.3 hiking

What’s the longest car ride you’ve ever taken?

Anyone been to Rocky Mountain National Park? 

Author: She's Going the Distance

Runner!

7 thoughts on “Camping in Nebraska, Hiking in Colorado (Vaca PT 1)

  1. I loved seeing the stuff you posted on FB/IG on the trip, and love all of these – looks like you had a great time, and awesome to here how much fun it was! Thanks for sharing – and hope you can go again!

  2. From Atlanta to Pennsylvania, when you have ADHD it makes the drive miserable. I have never really been out west. Hopefully next summer I can go. Beautiful pictures!!!
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  3. Gorgeous photos! Looking forward to reading about the rest of your adventure. Longest car ride was to pick up Piper from her breeder — Pennsylvania to Wisconsin and back with only a 2 hour stopover in between. At least we had a cute puppy to keep us entertained on the way home, though. 🙂

  4. Driving through the Midwest area takes forever! We moved from Illinois back to Idaho last year, drove in a 2 door car with 2 labs. It was a packed car but we stopped often. Those hikes look so beautiful!

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