Aug 15, 2009
After feeling like a complete foreigner on some of the Indian reservations we had to drive through, I was rather happy to be in Flagstaff. This city was on our list to visit solely based upon the fact that professional runners train there. Once we got into the city, I realized that it's much smaller than I initially realized. I hardly saw any buildings that were over a few stories high. We parked at the University of Northern Arizona. We both needed a shower so we went walking around to see if we could maybe sneak one in an athletic facility. We were so glad when we found one where the door that requires you to have a student ID was propped open. So once we knew we could clean off, we went for a short 4 mile run around campus and the greenway next to the highway. This was the first run I thought was pretty tough. Flagstaff is right at 7000 feet and we could feel it. I think it was the fact though that we had been driving the past 2 weeks and not getting the best sleep also. After getting cleaned up, we walked around trying to find some WIFI and something to eat. We once again ate some pizza (I could eat it everyday) and ended up going to the library to get some Internet. On the way down to Phoenix, we found a KOA kampground and decided to call it a night there.