It’s difficult to recap all the activities and excitement of my weekend in Boulder for the Skirt Sports Ambassador Retreat. Spoiler alert: I absolutely love Boulder and had a fabulous time Skirting Around.
Skirting Around Boulder
I flew in late Thursday night so I would have the whole weekend to enjoy all that Boulder had to offer. Because of the time change and the altitude, I did not sleep much and was up early Friday ready to explore. Friday morning my friend Andrea and I went for a lovely hike on the Red Rocks Trail. To say the views are breathtaking would be an understatement.
It was over 90 degrees out there but we didn’t let that stop us. The altitude takes a little getting used to. I could really feel a difference in my breathing and heart rate and kind of had a slight headache the whole trip. After our hike we went into town to check out all the cute little shops and stumbled right into Justin’s peanut butter headquarters. They could not have been nicer providing us with tons of samples and t shirts.
Friday night, I headed over to the welcome reception at the new Skirt Sports retail store. I had never met any of these wonderful women in person before but felt like they were my long lost friends. We were treated to a great cocktail party & dinner but the highlight was meeting Skirts Sports founder, Nicole DeBoom in person. I have read her story (an accomplished athlete who won an Ironman!!) but to hear her speak in person about her passions and how started Skirt Sports was just incredible. She could not have been more genuine and friendly and she seemed to know all of our names and faces. We also got a little sneak peak of the new fall line.
On Saturday morning, we had a group hike, lots of chatting, sharing skirt stories and hearing more from Nicole DeBoom. Wow the views up there are surreal. I am not used to the altitude at all so I was huffing and puffing on that hike quite a bit.
Sunday was race day! The “13er” race has 2 options: half marathon and 5K. No way I was attempting to do a half up there and was very happy to do the 5K. Did I mention the altitude??? I was totally dying on the run. It was humbling for sure. Also had lots of fun pre race pretending like we made a podium spot with my friends Andrea and Erika (MCM Mama runs).
I could go on and on about how amazing it is to be part of such an inspirational, diverse group of wonderful women. I knew I loved them all before I even met them and now I know why.
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That view does not get old!