Weekend Recap: Election Weekend!

Weekend recap from November 3 and 4. This was the final weekend before the election (eee!), and as expected, things were a little hectic trying to make sure I finished strong, as people kept telling me to do. But how do you “finish strong”? With 80% of the ballots already turned in, it didn’t necessarily make sense to host an event or send out more flyers. My goal was just not to cause a scandal in these last few days {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Halloween Festivities, Final Campaign Events, and Mountain Planning

Weekend recap from October 27/28. I wrote about last weekend being a turning point for my campaign, where I finally ditched my imposter syndrome and started feeling like I might actually win this. However, that made me a little worried… was I getting overconfident, and would I hit some major snag that would make me regret feeling so good? This weekend, at least, the answer was no. My weekend kicked off Friday promptly at 5:30pm, with a coffee meeting with {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Turning Point and Feeling Good

Still catching up on weekend recaps… this is October 20/21. After a week of flying almost every day (Florida on Monday, back to Colorado Tuesday night; New York on Thursday, back to Colorado Friday), I was so excited to get home late Friday night and know that Saturday wasn’t going to be too crazy. I had three meetings with residents in the morning, but then my afternoon was gloriously open – something that hasn’t happened almost my entire campaign!  I was {Read More}

Weekend Recap and Race Report: Sammy’s Family Fun Run 5K

Yikes, I’m a week behind on this! I still want to post it as a diary for me for future, and because it contains a race report :) This weekend was a bit of a mixed bag. Saturday was a bit slow, but Sunday was one the busiest days I’ve had in months – and that’s saying something :) Friday night, I headed up to Boulder to meet a friend for a drink, and then head to Boulder Dinner Theater. {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Catching a Breath on the (Campaign) Trail

I went into this weekend thinking I was barely going to have time to breathe, but fortunately, I ended up with more down time than I expected! Friday was admittedly very jammed… a few meetings ran over, and since my schedule was back-to-back-to-back, I didn’t have time to make up for anything I missed and ended up having to reschedule till this week. Oops! But I did get a ton of stuff done, including hosting a fabulous book club at my {Read More}

Race Report: Run for the Horses 5K

I ran the Run for the Horses 5K on Saturday September 1, in Saratoga Springs, NY. For a refresher, the night before the race, my flight got delayed several hours, and I finally got to Albany at 3am and into bed at 3:30am. Not good when I had to be up at 6:30am for the race! My Fitbit vibrating alarm woke me up with a jolt on Saturday morning, and I knew I was definitely not rested. For a few {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Chili Fest and More Campaigning

This weekend was booked solid with campaign activities. With only five weeks until ballots come out, I’m kicking into high gear as far as meeting residents and attending events. But, I still made time for a bit of fun as well! Friday night kicked off with a happy hour that was sponsored by the Town, with all of the candidates on the ballot invited. I already knew most of the residents there, but there were several who I knew personally {Read More}

Race Report: Superior 5K

Although I had slept a ton in the days before the race, I woke up Sunday morning feeling pretty terrible. I was kind of hot and tired, and I half-wondered if I had a fever… but forgot to take my temperature to find out for sure. (I did later learn that my resting heart rate was a whopping 45bpm, which is a RHR I haven’t seen in weeks… I’m usually 39-41, and haven’t been over 43 since early July.) Instead, {Read More}

Upcoming Race: Getaway 5K / 10K in Boulder (Discount Inside!)

This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and Getaway 5K. All opinions are my own. This morning, I planned to start my day in my favorite way: running with several of my best girlfriends. A few years ago, my friend Heidi started a group email for early weekday morning trail runs. Now, we try to hit the trails every Friday before work. This year I haven’t made it out often due to a lot of 6am and 7am calls I couldn’t {Read More}

1-Mile Benchmark Run and Upcoming Races

Yesterday, Orangetheory Fitness had one of their benchmark workouts. These are mini-challenges that we repeat a few times a year, to see what kind of progress we’re making. I never get too excited about the rowing benchmarks, but I am all over the running benchmarks, and yesterday was my favorite one: the one mile run. A mile is kind of a scary distance to race. As Adam told me years ago, you basically have to go out as fast as {Read More}