Guys, I’ve decided I need to take things to the next level.
Since I’m currently on the mend from both a Crohn’s flare up and an IT band injury, I figured now was the time to really shock my system and gain a training edge.
So while Seattle provides me with endless hills, beautiful scenery, and a wonderful group of running friends, there’s one key thing it’s missing…
As we all know, training at high elevations is the quickest way to get in your best shape, so I’ve decided to forego my life here for the sake of increasing my strength, endurance, and speed in the thin air of the Rockies.
Peace out Seattle, hello elite runner status.
At the beginning of March, BF and I will be packing up and moving to Denver. It’s a big change, a bittersweet move, but I absolutely cannot wait.
And just to be clear, I am completely joking and not one bit of it has to do with gaining a running edge 🙂
In fact, I’m dreading the whole “altitude acclimation” thing. Lucky me, my first weekend in town will be my first 20 mile run of Boston training.
(…crying a little inside)
The real truth is that we’re moving because —don’t know if you’ve heard yet—but there was a huge jinx that occurred on Superbowl Sunday. You see, since BF and I weren’t in Denver at the time of the game, a curse was put on Peyton and my beloved Broncos which caused them to play the complete opposite of their capabilities.
We need to set the universe back in order, and really…I’d do anything for Peyton.
Okay still kidding (and no…I still can’t talk about the game).
And while I can guarantee that my depression far exceeds the excitement of some Seahawk fans (cough 12th manwagoners cough), I am truly very happy for this city and the team.
But Peyton still needs me guys. And truly, despite my sadness (which there’s a lot of) for leaving the water, the city, and the people…I’m getting more and more excited for this big adventure to come. It was time to step outside of our comfort zones, and I’m pretty psyched to get a little uncomfortable.
This next month will be about spending as much time as possible with the people who make this such a great place, as well as enjoying all my favorite restaurants, running routes, cafes, and special spots while I can. Seattle has been home for nearly 8 years, and I’m so thankful for all that it’s given me.
But times, man, they are a changin’. I can’t wait to be back in the sunshine…and to explore a whole new realm of opportunities.
And let’s get real…the altitude may help the whole running thing a little 🙂
Now…who wants to be my friend in Denver??