Can you blame Denver Water for emphasizing that Gross Reservoir is named after “former Chief Engineer Dwight D. Gross”? I hate to be so immature, but it is an unfortunate name for a reservoir! If you ever visit, though, you will know it is gorgeous, not gross.
Hiking Gross Reservoir
To get to Gross Reservoir from Boulder, we drove out Flagstaff Road, which wound and twisted up, up, up between South Boulder Peak and Twin Sisters Peak. I was in awe of the cyclists we passed on our way.
It was chilly when we got there, but the sun and the hike warmed us up quickly. Most of our route was relatively flat, but we hiked down and up 250 feet, and the reservoir itself is at 7200 feet about sea level. We covered about 2.65 miles stopping for lots and lots of pictures.
It was an absolutely perfect morning for a hike!
Monday: 3 mile run + Quick Strength For Runners
I tried a different route from my office, running over Key Bridge to Roosevelt Island. It’s dark at 6:00 am! 🙁
Tuesday: 45 min ride at CycleBar
This class is proving to be my toughest cardio workout of the week!
Wednesday: 45 min strength from Quick Strength For Runners
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Thursday: 4.3 mile neighborhood run
Friday: 4 mile run + 2.65 mile hike
This run was tough–uphill and at 5000 feet above sea level–but I love running along the Boulder Creek Path.
Saturday: 4.65 mile run
I ran in the other direction from my hotel, which was much flatter and still beautiful.
Sunday: 45 min strength routine from Quick Strength For Runners
Saturday night I flew from Denver to San Francisco for a conference. My feet have been threatening me with plantar fascitis (ack!) so as much as I wanted to go for a long run, I opted for a hotel gym workout. The conference has a guided “fun run” on Monday, and I really want to be able to do that.
And, that’s a wrap!
Can you stop yourself from smirking at unfortunate names?