Hiking at Waterton Canyon

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This past Fourth of July weekend, the man and I went for a 5-mile hike at the beautiful Waterton Canyon.

I had never been before, and he’s been talking about how it’s a beautiful site for a long run… perhaps after my crazy performance schedule is over. He was right!

Check out the scenery.

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The Manitou Incline in Colorado Springs

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I recently ventured out to Colorado Springs on a sunny day to tackle the Manitou Incline with my fellow coworkers. I knew it involved a steep set of stairs, but I had no idea what was in store!

The Manitou Incline is considered an extreme trail that involves almost 2,000 feet of elevation in just under 1 mile—otherwise known as an extreme lower-body workout!

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