Coincidentally, we have twin boys who are 7 years old, and today was a special "date" day with dad for one, after earning it with excellent choremanship. So on this particular Sunday, I was asked to take him up the Manitou Incline. Since much of this blog is focused on my addiction to the Incline, of course I was more than happy to take him. I had taken both boys up a few weeks ago, but we only went half way up (1/2 mi), and back down the 2 mi trail. Today, I was told we would go to the top. So, off we went.. and with a few snack breaks, we made it to the top (1.1 mi and 2,200 ft). From there we did some rock hunting, and then headed down 3.5 mi of the Barr Trail . And here is also where I had to chase J all the way down the mountain. While I slowed my pace for him going up the Incline, he was pushing me faster than I normally hoof it down the trail. Needless to say, I think there may be a Leadville 100 in his future, based on the pure joy he had cranking it down the trail. So.. here are a few pics.. hope everyone had a great weekend.
Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed. ~Charles Schulz, Peanuts