April 29, 2013

There's No Surf in Colorado Anyway

I'm home.

I'm home! I'm home! I'm home!

I haven't been this excited to be home since I came back from India.

I've spent the last 8 days in Colorado for work. 8 days is a long business trip.

It was absolutely exhausting.

I flew in to Denver early last Sunday and went straight to work. My company flew in our Country Coordinators from all over the world - India, Turkey, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Costa Rica, Peru - and we spent the first few days in Denver getting them acclimated to the US before heading up into the mountains where we were met by about 30 other people and stayed in a log cabin in the middle of nowhere.

The view from the cabin
Inside the cabin
As exhausting as it all was, I was able to have a lot of fun. I met a lot of people and basically have a place to stay in about 13 countries the next time the whim to jet set kicks in. We got hit with a nasty snow storm at the start of the trip...and some of our Coordinators had never seen snow! This involved a giant snowball fight in the middle of the hotel parking lot.

And, since I was in Denver...

...I took in a trip to Coors Field for the Rockies game...my 19th ballpark. Check back later this week for my review on the park! 

What I don't want to talk about is altitude. Holy goodness. I definitely had some trouble at altitude...and running at altitude was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I have a newfound respect for anyone who lives and trains in the state of Colorado...especially at 9,000 feet. 

Running hills at altitude...oof.

So I'm home...I wish I could take a week off to recover from this past week but it's back to the grind tomorrow!


  1. I tried going for a run when I was out there for my Aunt and Uncles wedding ... lets just say it didn't last long. My Aunt Katie trains for Marathons and triathlons out there and I dont know how she does it!

  2. Welcome back! I absolutely loved Coors Field when I was there a few years ago - hope you enjoyed! :) Sad I missed you while I took a 48-hour adventure to your home!

  3. Sounds like a lot of fun!!

  4. You're back!! And you made to Coors Field! Happy survival :)

  5. Sometimes, the best part about a trip is returning home and getting to sleep in your own bed, again :)


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