Weekend Recap: Committing to an Ultra

My weekend kicked off with a fun (but safe) social event – my best friend Heather’s birthday! We had been discussing for weeks what to do to celebrate, since Heather is equally cautious about COVID, and she ultimately decided she wanted to invite a small group of people to meet for beers on the patio at Four Noses, her favorite brewery. It was wonderful! We had to wait a while (literally 1.5 hours) for a table to open up, but {Read More}

Links I Love: September 13, 2020

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 / BUSINESS Will Richard Branson ever be Richard Branson again?. (CNN) Walmart Is Piloting a Drone Delivery Program. (Morning Brew) Consumers Stay Loyal to New Brands Purchased During Panic Buying. (Morning Brew) Nike and Supreme only care about hype, not making you happy. (Input) Deriving Value From Conversations About Your {Read More}

Labor Day Weekend Recap: 48 Miles of Vail Trails

As an elected official, I was pretty concerned about Labor Day weekend and its potential to drive cases of COVID19 up again. And as an individual, I didn’t want to be part of that spike in cases! So while typically I would have done some sort of fun weekend with friends, this weekend, I headed out to the mountains for some solo time on the trails. My company gave us both Friday and Monday off for the holiday, so I {Read More}

What I Read in August 2020

I read 12 books in the month of August! That’s a significant step up for me, and I’m really glad my reading game is back on (rather than me just socializing and never taking time to read). I’m currently at 77 books read in 2020, which is 10 ahead of my goal to read 100 by the end of the year. Going to keep this momentum up in September, for sure! 5 stars: Rodham, by Curtis Sittenfeld: I love, love, {Read More}

Links I Love: September 6, 2020

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 / BUSINESS Why It’s So Lonely at the Top. (The Atlantic) The lifts in your high-rise office are a coronavirus nightmare. (Wired) The Office Will Never Be the Same. (New York Times) Covid Gag Rules at U.S. Companies Are Putting Everyone at Risk. (Bloomberg) between f**ked and a hard plac. {Read More}

Weekend Recap / Race Report: Camp Hale Half Marathon

Last Saturday, I ran a real race (not a virtual one) – the Camp Hale Half Marathon! There were so many reasons I didn’t think this race would happen. Obviously, COVID has caused the cancellation of most races this year, but it seemed like a few smaller trail races were still happening. But even beyond the barrier of COVID, Colorado has been going through some pretty nasty wildfires lately – including the Pine Gulch fire, which has burned 140,000 acres so far {Read More}

Links I Love: August 30, 2020

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 / BUSINESS As shoppers stay away, small stores seek refuge online. (AP News) Pondering the Commercial Real Estate Market. (Feld Thoughts) General Mills to sell Lucky Charms marshmallows in limited-time pouches. (USA Today) Harris Poll Exclusive: Online Shopping Hasn’t Perfected the Experience Factor Yet. (Morning Brew) The Best 404 Pages: {Read More}

Weekend Recap: All Al Fresco

My weekend kicked off with a blast from the past, with an old friend visiting town. Liza and I went to college together, and also both worked at Deloitte as our first job out of undergrad (along with my good friend Kelly, who lives in Arvada and was the one to convince me to move to Colorado). This weekend, Liza and her husband Albert had gotten her parents to watch their twin girls, and were visiting to Colorado for an {Read More}

Links I Love: August 23, 2020

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 / BUSINESS 4 steps to finding a job that’s the right fit for you. (Fast Company) I Am the C.E.O. of Uber. Gig Workers Deserve Better.. (New York Times) Thoughts on Sourcing Black Companies and Entrepreneurs. (Feld Thoughts) Women Doctors Ask: Who Gets to Decide What’s ‘Professional’?. (New York Times) {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Much-Anticipated In Town Time

This weekend, for once, I wasn’t going up to the mountains; instead, I was staying in town for some special events I had been planning for a while. I was excited! Friday was a busy day for me at work, made even busier when I saw a steal of a deal on a sectional outdoor sofa on Facebook Marketplace and dropped everything to immediately pick it up. Patio furniture is one of those COVID products that has become impossible to {Read More}