17 Highlights from ALTITUDE CAMP!!!

1.  We met in the hotel lobby at 7 a.m. to jump on some busses to head to the hills.  The altitude change hasn’t been too noticeable for me (we are only a few hundred feet higher than where I live) but I have definitely noticed the heat and dryness… it just makes you stronger right?

2.  I was SO excited to run with Jen (she has an amazing Instagram account!!!) and get to know her better.  She is so great and we had a fun time talking during the six miles of UP and DOWN on the trails.  Hopefully she comes out to Utah often to visit.  It was definitely a Run Happy morning.

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3.  The views were insanely gorgeous. It’s always fun to go with other people that are happy to take a trillion pictures along the way!

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4.  We jumped on the busses to go back to the hotel and added some notes about what our runs did for us.

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5.  I was more than excited to get to see Andrew and the kids for a few minutes on the phone:)

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6.  And then it was straight to lunch.  I had some oatmeal for breakfast and was more than ready to dig into this.

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7.  After we finished eating we had a nutrition session by Dr. Kyle Pfaffenbach.  He is the team nutritionist for the Brooks Beast Elite Team and has a big job figuring out the best fuel for each of the athletes.  I’ll talk more about this tomorrow (doing a post about some things that I learned from camp tomorrow).

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8.  We then had a little session where we brought our favorite pieces of workout clothes and talked about what made these different pieces our favorites.

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9.  The Brooks Beast girls then went through one of their killer core workouts with us… they are intense!

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10.  Followed by learning all about all of the different shoes, spikes and things to come!

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11.  After a quick break we jumped on a bus to head to where the Brooks Beasts stay while they are at altitude camp!  We arrived and got to work on an energy bar creation:)

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12.  Ours (Anne and Jesica below) included almond butter, oatmeal, cinnamon, salt and almonds.

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13.  We took third place according to the judges.  PS it was so fun to get to know the Brooks Beasts… they are all such good friends and train so hard together.  They sure make professional running looks fun.

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14.  We had a great bbq afterwards while talking outside with everyone.

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15.  And watching this sunset from the roof.

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16.  Emily, Ashley, Jesica and I grabbed an Uber and went to get dessert… my kind of place:

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17.  A red velvet cookie, vanilla ice cream, cinnamon roll cookie, whipped cream and caramel.  I found out while we were there that Ashley doesn’t like whipped cream?  Anyone else not love whipped cream?

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Most importantly today… It is my mom’s birthday today and I can’t wait to see her.  As you know, she is the absolute best and I am so beyond lucky to have her.

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Happy Sunday and I’ll see you tomorrow morning!!! I hope your Sunday is amazing and would love for you to fill me in on what’s going on in your world today!

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What gorgeous vies and beautiful weather!!!!! GIRL THAT DESSERT OF YOURS IS JUST PERFECTION!

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Views!!**

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That dessert and fun conversation was such a wonderful end to the weekend! ❤

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Happy Birthday HRG Mom!!!

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My oldest daughter doesn’t like whipped cream, and I truly don’t understand it. I could eat it with a spoon, not just as a topping. SO jealous about your fun training trip! It sounds like you’re learning so much.

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Happy Birthday to your Mom!

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Happiest of birthdays to your Mom!!!!

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Happy Birthday to Mom !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Omg what am amazing trip!!

And happy birthday Hungry Runner Mom!

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yum, those cookies look great. happy birthday to your mom!

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Happy Birthday to HRG’s mom! Janae is one of the warmest people (I can tell through the blog) and she must have learned that from someone very close to her. :)
I just finished up my run for the day and I’m still high on running endorphins, and the pictures of your food at Brooks Camp has my mind whirling. Hmm, an enormous salad and a pile of whipped cream sounds pretty good right now!

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Happy birthday to your mom. It’s my godsons birthday, too.

I really don’t like whipped cream unless it has chocolate or coffee in it to mask the taste. And the mouth feel is bizarre.

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What an awesome training trip! Looks like so much fun. The views and the dessert ….wow! Can’t wait to read more.

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Happy Birthday to your Mom!! I hope her birthday is filled with lots of love and laughter!

My daughter and I are not big fans of whipped cream.

It is so exciting to see and other bloggers and IG accounts that I follow all in one place (especially Jesica and Anne!). It looks like you had the best time.

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Looks like an amazing trip! Those cookies have me craving cookies now.
I only like certain kinds of whipped cream. There’s a local coffee shop that has the most amazing homemade whipped cream. I think the whipped cream at Starbucks, however, is gross.

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Today’s my mom’s birthday too!! I’m just gonna go to church & then relax because it’s my LAST day of Spring Break… I’m a teacher.
Happy Birthday to your mom!

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Happy Birthday to your Mom!!!!!

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I started reading this post and honestly got so inspired to run I put my phone down and went out for a run before finishing reading. It was my first run in a month!! I’ve been sick / making a lot of excuses. Haha. Thanks for the inspiration, seeing how fit and happy elites look always gets me. Holy hell that cookie ice cream sundae looks incredible. Happy birthday mama HRG !!! We all appreciate you ☺️

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Looks like you had a lot of fun at the Brooks camp. And happy birthday to your mom!

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Happy birthday, HRG Mom! Today is my brother-in-law’s 55th birthday and my nieces will be 30 tomorrow. How did that happen?!?

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What an amazing trip! Can’t wait to read your nutrition tips from Brooks!
Happy birthday to you HRG mom!

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Your trail run looks absolutely gorgeous, and Happy Birthday and all the best wishes and hugs to your beautiful mom!

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I love the comment on the board that says, “I’m happy I didn’t have to poop in the woods”! lol

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I am going to be dreaming about our Rude Boy cookies dessert for the next three weeks! SO good!!! It was great to spend the weekend with you in such a beautiful place. I hope you have fun reuniting with the fam and happy birthday to you mom :) xo

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The make your own energy bar thing looks so fun! That would be fun to set up at home with a group of running friends. That dessert sounds insanely delicious too! Glad you had such a good trip :)

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Happy Birthday HRG Mom!!

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This running retreat/camp sounds amazing. I’m so glad you got to go!

I love whipped cream made from scratch (whipping cream, sugar, vanilla), but I don’t care for the stuff from the can or tub.

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Happiest birthday mom!!!!!

Your ‘Run Happy’ pink shirt…..my ABSOLUTE fav. I have three different colors. I get compliments on it everytime I wear it!!!

Have a great day!

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Happy Birthday HRG momma! Without you we wouldn’t have HRG who is so inspiring.

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Looks like you guys had an amazing Brooks weekend! Haps to your mom!!
But back to an earlier post of yours!! Oreo Peeps!!! Yes, please!! Oh my gosh, I was in the States last week and picked up a package and they are my absolute favorite Oreo ever!! You need to try them if you haven’t!! We need them in Canada (well where I am)!

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That picture of you and your mom is absolutely gorgeous. Glad you are having a good time away. (:

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Happy Birthday to your sweet sweet Mom, Janae! Love your mini running vacation!

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Happy Birthday to your mom! She seems like an amazing lady!! :)

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Your trip looks like a blast!! Today was a light bike work out and relaxing (trying to get my pulled quad feeling better so I can run again-it has been almost two weeks, gah!)

Happy birthday HRG mom!! :)

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I’m with Ashley–not a whipped cream fan at all. Looks like you had such a fun trip!

And happy birthday to your mom!! :)

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Brooks Altitude Camp sounds like a lot of fun! Happy birthday to your mom!

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Super Happy Birthday to your mom!!
The entire weekend sounds awesome!!

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Happy birthday, HRG mom! I hope you got some uncut gems today and that you’ll have fun making them into something beautiful.

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Would you mind sharing some/all of the core routine that the Beasts did with you guys??? :)

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Happy Belated Birthday HGR Mom! Hope you had a wonderful day! :D

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Janae!! Running and chatting with you was a HUGE highlight of this past weekend for me. You are the best! I told my husband I will definitely be accompanying him on his next trip to SLC! Haha!

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