There are no fat people in Colorado. Okay, so that’s not true, but in Boulder, they are few and far between. In fact, the only super overweight folks I’ve seen were scientists at the NCAR cafeteria, and those two men ordered gigantic breakfast burrito platters that would clearly feed me, David, the boys, and possibly a couple of guests. I am betting those burrito-eating scientists aren’t from around these parts. I’ve seen some plump men and women here and there, but it’s rare. In fact, Boulder is the skinniest city in America!
So with all these fit, lean Boulderites, where does that leave me? Well, I’ve crowned myself The Fattest Person in Boulder. Okay, okay, I know I’m not the fattest, but the point I’m making is that I am really one of the few plump people here. Even if I hadn’t recently gained 10 lbs and can’t fit into most of my clothes, I’d still be one of the bigger people in Boulder County.
Good thing Boulder has so many trails, and good thing I like to hike. Once I acclimate to the cooler weather (really, not be such a wimp about going out in the cold!), I hope to join the ranks of The Super Lean and Fit. It’s hard not to want to get outside when there are hike and bike trails every where and such beautiful scenery.
Here’s one of those stunning scenery shots. This is from the Sawhill Ponds Trail.