Hey there! I hope you’re having a great week! It’s Tuesday morning as I write this, and Fabio and I just got back from a gorgeous run in Park City, Utah.
This morning we set out for a 4 mile run, but with the high altitude and steep elevation, it wound up being more like a 3.5 mile run with .5 miles walking. Our hotel is on top of a mountain (literally…the ski resort is behind our hotel) which made the run brutally hard but oh-so rewarding.
Upon waking up this morning, I used my favorite RunKeeper route creator tool to map out our running route. We started along the main road near our hotel, which offered some beautiful views of the mountains.
Running selfie FTW!
Soon we turned off the main road onto a little gravel path. RunKeeper had picked this route for us, but I couldn’t see it on Google Maps so I was a little nervous about where it would take us. Luckily, as soon as we turned onto it I could see that it was a perfect little running/bike path that meandered through some of the larger farm-like properties in Park City.
The views from this path were still really amazing, as you can see from this surprise shot I took of Fabio. Smile for the camera!! (He hates when I take pics like this, haha!)
While we were running, we saw a cute display of old bicycles with metal cutouts of people “riding” them.
How fun! Soon we came across a little stream, which was also really nice.
There were benches along the stream where people could stop and rest, which was very tempting to us at this point. The altitude here is about 7,000 ft. and this whole route was quite hilly. Running 2 miles felt more like 4 or 5! We stopped to walk for a minute or two (while snapping a selfie by the stream, obviously) and then we were off again!
The rest of the path was quite lovely with the stream on our right, farms to our left, and mountains directly in front of us.
Such a beautiful spot for a run!
Before we knew it we were back on the main road and making our way up the long, steep hills to our hotel.
Overall I’m really happy with how we did on our run; it wasn’t very easy by any means, but we did a good job considering all the crazy hills and the high altitude. We were both exhausted by the end, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed my shower afterwards which included two shower heads and a steam machine 😉 This place is great!
I’ll be back with more updates for you guys when I get back home next week! Have a great weekend!
Question of the day: Have you ever run up a mountain, or run somewhere with a very high altitude?