Living at 6000 feet is taking a while to get used to. I don't notice it much just walking around, riding on the flats or running with the dog, but the elevation profile of my ride to work is a "V." It drops a couple hundred feet in the first 5 miles then regains the lost elevation over the course of the second 5.
It's the slow steady 2-3% climb for 5 miles where my lungs really start to rebel. But, it's only 10 miles so it's really not that bad.
All in all, life out here has been awesome. It's definitely a little cramped in our temporary corporate housing (A Residence Inn) between me, KC, Lily, Sadie, and Jane, but we get free breakfast and dinner, and it will make our two bedroom apartment we're renting while we sell our place in Philly seem gigantic.
Work has a great gym, showers, large coffee pot (instead of those stupid k-cups that only brew one cup at a time) AND because it's bike friendly Colorado, building management doesn't mind if I bring my bike inside and store it in my office as long as it's not muddy. (Which is a big improvement over Valley Forge where I was forced to park the bike outside and walk about half a mile to my office/showers).
Anyway, life is good. To see the latest exploits of Lily, head on over to KCs new blog at: http://woulfelife.blogspot.com/