IDAHO SPRINGS, Co.–Despite my initial fears, running with burros in the Rocky Mountains is nothing to fear. In fact, it’s quite fun. Honestly, it’s a blast.

This morning, thanks to Bill Lee (aka Red Tail) and Brad Wann (media relations director for the Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation) I learned more about pack burro racing than I’ll probably be able to remember for the Idaho Springs race on Sunday.

Awesome fact No. 1: it’s good practice to whip other people’s asses. Who would have known?

I’d love to share more, but this is a vacation, and we’ve got some exploring to do. I’ll be sure to give an update on Sunday after the race and a full report early next week.

By the way, in that picture, that’s me with Red Tail and Amos.