Weekend Recap: Happy New Year!

Although my consulting firm had our holiday shutdown and I was technically off work all week, I had a different kind of work scheduled – ski instructing at Beaver Creek! I had an absolutely amazing time teaching seven classes, mostly levels 4 and 5 (linking turns and getting parallel on easy blue terrain), and even ended up with a high-ranking political official in one of my classes! (No, not Mike Pence, though he was apparently skiing in Beaver Creek all {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Christmas 2020

While Thanksgiving was a bit of a letdown compared to my normal big gathering of friends and family, I’ve been used to having a small Christmas since I was a kid. Growing up, we didn’t have any family that lived close by, so most Christmases were spent just me and my parents. However, in Poland, the big celebration is actually on Christmas Eve (Wigilia) rather than on Christmas Day. If I’m honest, I used to hate the tradition of Wigilia {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Getting Into the Christmas Spirit

This year I’ve been very late in getting ready for Christmas. I normally put my tree and Christmas decorations up on Black Friday; this year, I delayed and delayed and finally put my (bare) tree up about a week ago. But this weekend, it was time to amp up and get in the holiday spirit! Work this week helped, with not just one but two (virtual) team happy hours on Thursday that helped me start getting excited for the break. {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Welcome Sadie!

I didn’t have a ton of plans for this weekend before Thanksgiving, but I was looking forward to getting some quality time in with both my mom and J. However, at 3pm on Friday, an interesting call changed everything… Remember when I was fostering dogs earlier this year? I absolutely loved having a dog to run with, but I decided I wanted a dog of my own rather than a temporary dog that would eventually go to someone else. There {Read More}

Race Report: Sangre de Cristo 50 Mile

In the days leading up to the Sangre de Cristo, I started getting cold feet… and¬†especially when I started packing. Ultramarathons require so much stuff!! It reminded me of doing a triathlon, in a bad way – one of the things I liked least about doing a tri was how much equipment could make or break your race, and it seemed like that was also the case with doing an ultra. Whatever happened to just putting your sneakers on and {Read More}

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}

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}

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}

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}

Weekend Recap: Drive In Movie and Grouse Mountain Loop

This weekend, I got to check off a few summer bucket list items I’ve been wanting to do for a while. It kicked off on Thursday morning, when I drove up to the mountains while on a few work calls. It worked out well to take my calls from the road, but I have to admit that I was missing being able to multitask and knock out some emails while on calls… I had a lot to catch up on {Read More}