Denver Day 4

First…I’m hoping to have my race recap typed up for you tomorrow.  I’m waiting to see if the race will send out their pictures so I can include them in my report!

Sunday: Post-Race

I woke up feeling great!!!!  It was a wonderful surprise.  I tried to negotiate a shake-out run with Jason.  He wanted to walk.  We settled on a bike ride around town.

Say ahhhh!!  or Open wide!!!

We met up with a few of our friends for breakfast at Snooze!  Christ Beth ordered the cutest hot chocolate!

And then we headed out to walk-off our yummy breakfast around the Highlands neighborhood.

Christi Beth and Bob wanted to checkout the giant REI.  We were happy to return for a second visit.  Should this be my new gardening hat?  I seriously could have used the sun protection during the race!

CB and Corrie were deep in thought while testing out the rocking chairs…

And, I found some super flattering “camping panties.”

After a little room time, we hopped back on some bikes and rode to the Corner Beet…a super cute vegetarian juice bar!  I had a carrot cake juice and goat cheese and jam toast….yum!!!

The Tattered Cover is one of the largest independently owned bookstores in the United States and right by our hotel.  We had to check it out!  I could spend hours in there!

On the way back to the room, I picked up a carrot cake cheesecake.  Isn’t it pretty?!!

We planned Corrie’s birthday dinner for after the race, so we could all relax and enjoy the night.

We had an incredible dinner at Osteria Marco.  Jason and I had a truffle, mushroom, and robiola pizza and a butterscotch bread pudding for dessert…heaven!!!

We all headed over to The Oxford and ended the night with a cocktail at Cruise Room.  I had a Champagne Cobbler.  Cheers to a wonderful trip!!!!

Who raced or ran long this weekend?  Share!

Peak and pit of your weekend?  Peak: Getting to run North Fork with Corrie for her 30th birthday!  Pit: A 5:45am flight home!


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  • http://carlabirnberg.com/2015/06/29/girls-wearing-bikinis/ CARLA

    oh I WAS SO SO SAD not to make it to the TATTERED COVER.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      It gives you another reason to return!

  • http://jessieloves2run.com Jessie

    Looks like a fun (and delicious) trip. It’s always nice to be surrounded by your closest friends. Was the carrot cake cheesecake as fab as it looks?

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      It was really good!!!

  • http://lolzthatswim.wordpress.com Hollie

    It sounds like an amazing trip. I’m glad you had fun!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy


  • thesimplepeach

    Can’t wait to hear all about the race! What a great weekend with friends?!?!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      It was so much fun!!!

  • http://ultrafootpath.blogspot.com Melissa

    Your trip looks like it was a ton of fun, So excited to hear about the race!
    -I had my longest run to date a 10 miler on Sunday..super proud runner here :)
    -Peak: 10 mile run, my longest and first in double digits, Pit: soreness. :(
    Have a safe flight home!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Congrats on a such a huge running accomplishment!!!!!

      • http://ultrafootpath.blogspot.com Melissa

        Thanks so much!

  • Cheryl K

    Sounds fun! I can’t wait to read about the race.
    Peak: family visiting
    Valley: family leaving
    Peak: more family coming today
    Valley: time to get off the computer, run and then get to laundry and grocery shopping
    Peak: when I am done, they will be here!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Oh my gosh…you must be so busy!!!! Have fun!

  • Sarah @SarahRuns26

    I love the REI and Tattered Cover in Denver. Whenever we go for a weekend those are always on our list of places to stop! Same with Snooze for breakfast! Sounds like a fun trip! (minus the 5:45 flight home!) Can’t wait to hear about the race!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I’m so glad we found some cool spots to visit!!!

  • http://idonteatthat.wordpress.com Jamie

    I ran a half this past weekend which was a lot of fun and I’m excited to start incorporating long runs back into my weekend routine! Peak: my boyfriend bought a new car. Pit: it’s monday. Peak (again!) ONLY a three day week! : )

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Woo hoo for a short work week!!!!

  • http://thefreckledrunner.wordpress.com The Freckled Runner

    Looks like a great day to me! Congrats on your race!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thank you!!!

  • http://gravatar.com/amahoney81 AmandaM

    That trip looks heavenly! Spending time with friends is the best. Peak – run with friends on Saturday morning! Glorious. Pit – It was rainy and cold ALL day on Sunday. The pit was buoyed by a movie outing with my niece to see Inside Out though so not all bad.

    Congrats on you all making it through the race! Incredibly inspiring and motivating.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thank you so much!!!

  • http://pacewithgraceblog.com/ Angie @ Pace with Grace Blog

    Congrats on your race! And what a great way to ring in your friend’s 30th year! Looking forward to racing the recap.
    Peak of weekend was family time Saturday grilling out and Sunday at our church event. Pit was my step son returning to his mom’s. Never easy to say goodbye.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I can only imagine how tough that is on him and you…sorry.

  • paria@momontherunsanity.com

    oh…that truffle pizza looks amazing…anything with truffle is yum!! #lovewins was such a high this weekend, that there was no bad….. the entire city was celebrating!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Yes!!!! Love Wins!!!!

  • http://www.runningnreading.com Running ‘N’ Reading

    I’m so glad to hear you are having such a fun time in Denver, Jen!! Congrats on the race and a great weekend!! Jonathan said he wants a hat like this for his next triathlon and I told him that he could ABSOLUTELY NOT be the biggest dork on the race course – ha! 😉 Peak was definitely lots of great reading time; pit was cleaning out useless junk before we move, but it needs to be done!! Hope you have a great day!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Good luck with your packing!!! It’s so exciting!!!

  • thisrunnersrecipes

    Sounds like an amazing trip! REI is one of my favorite stores ever.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      It was!!!!

  • http://www.dixieruns.com Maddie @ Dixie Runs

    Sounds like a fun trip with friends! Can’t wait to read the recap.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy


  • http://goallthemiles.wordpress.com Lauren

    Ohmigosh that book store is my heaven! Looks like a great trip :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      It was!!!

  • http://movinitwithmichelle.wordpress.com Movin’ it with Michelle

    Looks like a great weekend. I’m so drooling over that cheesecake!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      It was really good!!!

      • http://movinitwithmichelle.wordpress.com Movin’ it with Michelle

        I bet!!! I love a good carrot cake!!!

  • http://fifthandhazel.wordpress.com FragJamsey

    Oh man!! I’m moving to Ft Collins in a few weeks and I was wondering what I could use the bus to go see in Denver… now I know. A giant REI and a bookstore… I’m going to need a whole week just for those two!

  • http://cupcakesandmiles.wordpress.com cupcakesandmiles

    Sounds like an awesome weekend! I’m glad you guys made it home safe, and I can’t wait to hear all about the race!

    Have a great week! :)