To Denver. About 60 miles in the car. Chilly early, beautiful sky.
Lots of folks in Denver. Beautiful accommodations provided by The Magnolia Hotel.
Trails today. Lots of folks, bikes and on foot. Beautiful stream most of the way. The backdrop, snowcapped mountains, and a lot of them. Managing my resources well, no pain and lots of miles every day.
The red marker is the Bob O Link Trailhead. Look at the range of mountains to the west.
I spoke with Dr. Steve Barger today about many things. We mostly talked about money for research.
I spoke with my daughter about the peanut butter test the University of Florida seems a little excited about.
I can taste it, we have got to have more for research and it needs to start soon.
People I met
This young man (Edgar) has been told he has some dementia. His opinion is that we are causing alzheimers by the way we eat. He said something is bad wrong with all this. Edgar smiles and speaks to everyone. People enjoyed him. I certainly did.
This young lady lost her grandfather to alzheimers. She took the picture above, of Edgar and I. She was very encouraging to me. I appreciate her.
Susan Riblet called today and, as always, knew just what to say. My mom told me the other day “that young lady sure is good for you.”
I Run for the Alzheimer’s Association.
He has run in Leadville as a participant and as a pacer. He went over Hope Pass. He loves to Run.
He has pedaled that awesome bike a lot of miles in North Georgia. He cracked his neck in a horrible fall and came right back. He got back up on that bike.
He gave me his Silver Rush number. It was the one he wore at Leadville.
He Inspires Me
I saw her push a jogging stroller over 18 miles. It was loaded with my gear and it weighed around 70 lbs. We climbed over 5000 feet that day. She was bleeding. Her foot developed a beast of a blister. She would not stop.
Later, she climbed over 10,000 feet on her 67 mile run across the same mountain range. Over and back. Very dangerous area to Run because of switchbacks and traffic. She managed it.
She did a lot of Running at Guatonemo Bay, Cuba. She ran strong.
I have happened up behind her a couple of times accidentally and her pace was almost unbearable to watch. I thought that any second she would have to slow her “pace”. I was wrong. I don’t know how someone does that.
I Know she Inspires Me !!