Good Morning Keystone.
I may or may not be a little obsessed with the view from my room. Why can’t I wake up to this beauty every morning? 🙂
Don’t let the sunrise shots fool ya. I was WIDE AWAKE at 4:00am this morning. Despite being very, very tired I had an awful time falling asleep last night. It was warm in my room and my mind just wouldn’t calm down. Once I did fall asleep I kept waking up throughout the night, until I finally said screw it and got out of be at 4:00 (6:00 EST).
It wasn’t too bad though. I was able to get a lot of work done between the hours of 4:00 and 5:30 and had plenty of time to pump myself up for my sunrise run in the mountains.
I haven’t had to pull out my cold weather running gear in MONTHS. It felt strange to put a jacket on before I went out the door.
I found a fun path outside of my condo that took me to the ski area of the mountain. It was kind of erie to see a brown mountain covered with empty chair lifts and exposed ‘magic carpet’ mats. All the ski shops were in shambles in the inside with last season’s equipment being replaced with the newest thing for next season.
It was very quiet and lonely. Not the Keystone I’ve grown to know and love over the years. This early morning out of season mountain was completely different.
My garmin was being wonky, so I have no idea how far I ran. Maybe 3 miles? They were slow miles. I was cold and having trouble catching my breath in the thin air. Instead of focusing on speed I took my time and just took in all my surroundings.
After my run I was able to take my time showering, doing my hair (yay – good curling weather!), and preparing for my day at the conference.
There was a continental buffet set up for breakfast that consisted of fruit, pastries, and donuts. I made a plate of fresh fruit (x2) and a cinnamon apple pastry.
My breakfast needed something substantial or I knew I was going to starve. Thankfully I had an emergency Larabar in my purse to pair with it.
I have a full day of conference events ahead of me. Best get to it!