This event meant so much more to me than simply running a 5K.
I did a 5K for Melanoma Research Foundation. I talked about it earlier this year when I decided to raise money for the group. But the experience today surpassed anything I could have expected.
I ran for me (I am a melanoma survivor), I ran for my friend Kelly, whose father passed away from melanoma, and I just ran for anyone that deals with this horrible disease.
It was a beautiful day. Our team had a great time and raised a lot of money.
This is probably the coolest rooftop patio in Denver to hang out on. The Tavern Rooftop Patio at Coors Field is so fun!
Photo from MLB.com.
I went to a service industry tailgate party with some former coworkers from a different place than I work at now:
It was a really fun time! And the view from the rooftop is great:
Some may not consider this a sport, but after completing on CrossFit class today, I say pssshhhh to that.
It was so intense and difficult and rewarding and body crushing and body building… there are so many ways to describe this… but over all those things alone classify it as a sport to me.
So today was day one, but I signed up for a six week challenge. I am excited and scared and really just hoping I complete it.
I found the program on Facebook and am really pleased with the place that I found CrossFit Eminence.
The coach today was great, inspirational, dedicated, and very understanding of my abilities (or lack there of).
I can’t wait for the rest of the classes!
Well, it is not really new anymore but definitely new to me.
I do not know what took me so long, because now that I have been there I just might be stopping in daily!
It is only 5 blocks from where I work and just an amazing assortment of things to eat, drink, take home, and buy as gifts.
It was kind of hard to pick where to eat and then even more difficult to pick what to eat once I picked the place.
But the very last place, SK Provisions had pork tacos and I couldn’t resist…
Clearly, they were good…
The best part: once you got your food you could go sit out on the patio outside or in the “dining room” in the main area. And if you are with friends, everyone can pick their food of choice and then all meet up to eat together.
I will most definitely be back and if you are in Denver you should try it too!
Mile High Flea Market is HUGE! I wish I would have gone on a Saturday or Sunday because a lot of the booths seemed closed today… but it was still fun to walk around and browse.
They even have a farmers market but I didn’t really explore that. Leave that for another day.
But it did look like they had a good selection of fruits and veggies. TONS OF MANGOES. It must be mango season.
I bought a couple pieces of cute, and very cheap, jewelry. A hope braclet and a tree pendant.
I will definitely be going back on a weekend day and look forward to seeing a lot more stuff.
If you live in the Denver area , I highly recommend it.
Living in a large city there are so many touristy things to do, but when you live somewhere like that tourist things after fall by the wayside.
So as part of my year I wanted to make sure I did something that I might not often think of doing.
It helped that my friend’s, Jared, mom was in town because she wanted to go and I got to tag along.
So in case you are in Denver or visit Denver soon, here’s some info on how to Visit the Mint.
You have to arrive at 7am to get tickets to one of the four tours. We got tickets to 12:30 so we went and had breakfast at Sam’s No 3, also a very touristy place…
The actual mint tour was interesting. Nice to learn a little Colorado and US history.
All in all it was a nice day. Very different from a normal day at home.