Weekday Hiking

June 4, 2014

I’m a total summer girl who is joyfully welcoming the warmer weather. I feel most energized and happy during these warmer months, taking full advantage of the extra light and the sun on my shoulders.

As much as I loathe my commute from Denver to Boulder, I am starting to find the perks of working on the edge of the foothills, weekday hiking! Never would I have guessed that I’d have access to so many running and hiking trails, so close to my office.

hiking

In order to wait out the commute in the evenings I’ve been going on after work hikes instead of runs. I love running but sometimes a good hike just feels better. I’ve been on three in the last week and a half. I’ve been bringing Eli into the office with me so he can enjoy some exercise at the end of the day as well.

Within minutes, my computer and work emails seem very far away as I travel up into the hills.

boulder

Yesterday, Eli and I hiked the Salinas Valley Trail. The paths go in every direction for miles. We hiked for a little over an hour. It was a really warm day so we took breaks for Eli to do a lot of this.

river

cooling off

You can easily run these paths as well, which I’ve also been taking advantage of. Sure beats running on the sidewalk next to traffic.

trail running

The views are stunning.
contemplation

Even Eli thought so.
Eli looking out over the view

Although he made it known that he was very tired and thirsty.
Mt Salinas Hike

It makes me happy that we live here with access to all this.
wildflowers

sun through the trees

boulder view

Have a great Wednesday and if you can, get out for some weekday hiking. 🙂

Enjoy and Exhale!

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply