Sponsored: Take 2… Tell 2 About World Stroke Day

Thank you to Medtronic for sponsoring this post. Medtronic works hard to bring effective stroke treatments to patients who need it most, and I’m really glad to see they are also proactively trying to get the word out about this silent killer. In the next week, there’s a holiday coming up that’s a lot scarier than Halloween. Sunday October 29 is World Stroke Day, and the World Stroke Organization and Medtronic are encouraging everyone to take just two minutes to {Read More}

Weekend Recap: A Surprisingly Pumpkin-y Good Time

Since I travel four days a week, I have to make the absolute most of my limited time at home. As a result, there is nothing I hate more than being home without any plans. So, I usually start planning my weekend on Monday or Tuesday, and if I don’t have a full roster of activities by Wednesday, I start getting a little anxious. This week was one of those times when I didn’t have a lot planned, and I {Read More}

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}

Fitness on the Rocks 2017

Red Rocks Amphitheater is an incredible venue for concerts, which is why I have it on my summer bucket list to be sure that I see a show there. But it’s also a popular destination for workouts, with many people going in the early morning to run the stairs or do a bootcamp class. It’s normally open to everyone during the day, but on Saturday, it was closed except for ticketholders to one of my absolute favorite Colorado events: Fitness {Read More}

Pondering the Bolder Boulder

I feel like I’ve really been slacking on workouts lately. First there was the week of vacation, where I didn’t have access to any kind of gym. That’s obviously no excuse and I could have done some bodyweight workouts on my own… but I didn’t. I thought I’d get back on track the next week, but that was when I got really sick, and even navigating from one room to the next was problematic. No way could I exercise! Last {Read More}

Coping (or Not) with the Unknown

Today was a pretty sucky day. It started out fine – my regular 6am call with India, and then I dashed off to Orangetheory, where I got in a pretty decent workout. But I got out of the gym to a whole bunch of messages on my phone – things at work were blowing up, and I needed to fight a whole bunch of fire drills that all demanded my attention right now. I managed to either take care of things or {Read More}

Race Giveaway: Spring Equinox Run

Well, I’m back from the neurologist.. and I have very little to report. The brain MRI did turn up an abnormality in the form of a pineal cyst (that means a cyst on my pineal gland, which is responsible for melatonin production… so perhaps the cause of my recent insomnia??), but the symptoms associated with that are not at all the same as my stroke-like symptoms last week. My doctor says she likely wouldn’t recommend surgery to remove the cyst, because she {Read More}

Health Scare, with No Answers

Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that the last few days have been pretty tumultuous for me. On my flight home on Thursday night, I had a weird cognitive issue where I lost my ability to read/write, and understand language. It started pretty extreme, where all of a sudden the words in the book I was reading made no sense whatsoever. Then it gradually lessened, to where if I stopped to think about each word separately and {Read More}

Class Review: Pound Fitness

The last few Saturdays, I’ve been going to a trendy new workout class that’s a ton of fun: Pound Fitness. I first heard about Pound Fitness several years ago, but never had a studio offering it near me… until now. Two months ago, I saw it on Classpass and immediately knew I wanted to check it out. I assumed it would be primarily a cardio class, so scheduled it after a 5K morning race – figuring it would be good to burn {Read More}

Getting Through the Day on 4.5 Hours of Sleep

My flight to Florida last night landed at 11:45pm, at which point I had to go get my rental car and then drive 90 minutes up I-95, check into my hotel, and finally crash into bed. To stay awake on the drive, I blasted a lot of Lady Gaga and sang along at the top of my lungs… which worked surprisingly well. But when I got checked in, washed up, and got into bed? I finally got to sleep around {Read More}