Hiking Report: Manitou Incline

In Colorado, kids go back to school crazy early – as in, school already started in my neighborhood last week! When I realized that was happening, I had a rude awakening that summer is almost over. Now, I don’t consider summer to be over until Labor Day, but that is still really closing in. And I haven’t made much progress on my summer bucket list at all :( So this weekend, I went all-in and managed to check off three {Read More}

Links I Love: August 20, 2017

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER How to Land the Job. (Ivanka Trump) Ask a Boss: I Hate My New Employee!. (New York Magazine) How to Work with Someone Who’s Always Stressed Out. (Harvard Business Journal) Meet the streamers using Twitch to pay for college. (The Verge) PRODUCTIVITY/SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY How to Make Tasks Matter and Find {Read More}

Race Report: Run for the Roses 5K

I had wanted to write this race report on Sunday, so it would be as fresh in my mind as possible. I had thought this was going to be an awesomely excited race report about how much faster I’m getting and how much I ended up PRing by. Instead, as I noted in Monday’s quick post, I’m incredibly disappointed and frustrated with my poor performance :( Leading up to the race, I did (mostly) everything right. I didn’t work out {Read More}

Upcoming Race: Broncos 7K Series at Bronco Stadium

It’s Monday, and I’m off work and visiting family in New York today – which is wonderful. But while my nephews are napping, I wanted to do a quick check in here. First, an update on my big 5K race this weekend. Unfortunately, yesterday was not my day to go sub-20 minutes, and I’m bitterly disappointed. I pretty much knew my sub-20 goal was doomed within a few seconds of the start (when the race director welcomed us to “one {Read More}

Links I Love: August 13, 2017

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER Five Questions You Absolutely, Positively Must Ask On A Job Interview. (Forbes) Who should be the hero in your team?. (Patty Azzarello) Clash of the Titans: Big Four vs MBB vs BigLaw. (LinkedIn) The Overlooked Job Skill That Could Be the Key to Your Next Raise. (The Simple Dollar) Hey {Read More}

Travel Thursday: Cabin, A Boutique Hotel on Wheels

I know there are a lot of people who claim they “can’t sleep on planes.” But sometimes, it’s a necessity to learn how to do so. I’m working in Florida these days, and seven out of the last eight weeks, my flight home on Thursdays has been delayed so I’m not getting home until well after 1am. Not good when I often start my Fridays with 6am meetings! As a result, I’ve gotten pretty adept at falling asleep as soon {Read More}

Seven Sprints and Off to the Races

I don’t normally go to Orangetheory on travel days; I normally try to go every Tuesday and Thursday. But I had missed a class a few weeks ago, so I had one extra to make up before the end of the billing cycle. I didn’t know when I was going to squeeze that in, but then I heard from several people that today’s class was a blast. I’m flying in the evening today so I could be on a few {Read More}

Links I Love: August 6, 2017

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER More women are signing up to run for office, but will they succeed?. (CNN) Why Calling Yourself a ‘Girlboss’ Is Setting You Up for Failure. (Inc) It’s Not Just Mike Pence. Americans Are Wary of Being Alone With the Opposite Sex.. (New York Times) Why Can’t Your Company Just Fix {Read More}

What I Read in July 2017

July was a little bit of a slower month for me, reading-wise. I read six books in the month of July, though I also got partway through a few others that I’m finishing up this week. I’m currently at 66 books for the year, which is 7 books ahead of schedule to reach my goal of 100 books. Still on track, but I need to pick it back up! 5 stars: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, {Read More}

Travel Thursday: The Power of Limited Distribution

What’s your usual shopping MO? For pretty much everything I buy other than clothes, mine goes like this: search Google Shopping for the product I want, then go search Amazon and check out the price there. If it’s less than 10% more expensive on Amazon, I usually go with that; otherwise, the cheapest price wins. (I also use some cashback sites like Ebates and Mr. Rebates, but we’ll leave those out of this discussion.) It used to be that Google {Read More}