5.6 miles in Midway, Utah. 7 am start. 27 degrees. I HAD to do a run here to see what all the fuss is about. How is this different than home?
Elevation - I didn't notice it that much during the run, to be honest.
Hills - Those we really noticeable and I didn't even run a hilly route.
Dry air - super obvious. I got back "home" and started wheeze-coughing for a few minutes.
Wildlife - I saw 3 deer and a flock of geese. That was crazy. People - I got honked at by a dude driving a range rover.
Temps - It was cold, by human standards. I had gloves, hat, and a long sleeve shirt, but I ran in shorts.
I guess I should have run a trail, or in snow, or something more Utah-ey, bu this will have to do.
Then we went to Soldier Hollow, the biathlon Olympic Village. And we found out that the tubing in snow is out. We missed it by one day. But the kids made a snowman, so that was cool. We also missed the Ice Castles by one day. We also wanted to swim in the 96-degree water at the Homestead Crater in Midway, but we found the scheduling to be too complicated / limiting. Plus now that Johnny has a broken arm, he couldn't go anyway.
Tommy, Andy, and I finished the day by Night snowboarding in Brighton. As soon as the sun got behind the mountain the temperature dropped like crazy. Tommy was so frustrated by this point they told me he hated snowboarding.
This trip is going great.