a climbin’ Sunday

Today is not Sunday.


Today is Wednesday.

But how about we talk about what I did on Sunday with these 3 lovely people photographed below!

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Eric drove us all out to Lily Lake, Colorado, which is near Estes Park.  It was absolutely gorgeous.  Everything is so vibrant green this year!

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Our goal was to climb + climb we did. 

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Kelsey wanted to steal these baby ducks!

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Fresh air tastes delicious. :)

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We headed up for about a 1 mile hike at an insanely steep incline.  Major huffing + puffing on the way up.  Helloooo altitude!

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Chris + I were unaware this was a team event, and left our matching climbing attire at home.  These 2 mean business.

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Eric lead all of the climbs and set a top rope, so we were able to get our climb on as well. 

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Waiting for Kelsey to come down, so I could head up!

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Chris found a great spot that he propped himself on to take photos.

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The views from this climb, were unbelievable.  Pinch me please!  You had full views of the lake and the clear blue skies let you see out for miles.

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The climb may look kind of intense but it was fairly easy.  It was only my 2nd time sport climbing outside and absolutely loved it.  Exercise that challenges you mentally + physically is so much fun!  You really have to think about each + every move you make.

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Don’t worry mom, it’s safe!! 

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What goes up, must come down.  Hi Kelsey!!

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New kicks, thanks to a bday present from my parents.  They are the New Balance Minimus shoes and I LOVE them so far.  They’re a minimalist shoe, very similar to the trail-style Vibram 5 Fingers but without the toes.

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Flying down!

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We got in three climbs each and enjoyed a relaxing day, with perfect weather.

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I’m not sure what it is about climbing + bouldering, but I’m hooked. 

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Stare at this photo for awhile, and you may forget it’s Wednesday.

Or, start planning something fun for Sunday.  Ideas?

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