Yesterday marked the first day of Spring and the weather was magnificent: 65 degrees and sunny made for a perfect Red Rocks run. Since I'm a trail newbie without any sense of direction to speak of, I never seem to be able to find the same trail twice. I started off on a trail that I was sure I recognized, needless to say I was wrong. The loop started with a climb up to Ring the Peak trail (with some hill repeats added in just for kicks :). By the time I reached 3.5 miles I felt like I was on top of the world, the view down into the canyon was amazing. It's one of those moments where you're totally alone and you feel powerful from your run but also recognize just how small you are. Better yet, at that point I had no choice but to book it downhill to finish off the run at 6.63 miles. Every steady climb is rewarded with a rocky, adrenaline rush of a downhill and I love it!