Weekend Recap: Vail Brew Fest and SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch

My weekend started off on the disappointing side – with rainy, cold weather that made me cancel plans to go to my work’s annual Promotion Day. Promotion Day is always one of my favorite days of the year – when we announce and celebrate all those who got promoted (we have one time of year for performance reviews / promotions, though we of course provide real-time feedback all year long). However, our Denver celebration was scheduled to be outside on {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Munich!

Weekend of May 18-19 Flight prices to get from Florida to Colorado were crazy leading up to Memorial Day weekend, which I guess extended to the weekend before this year. So I decided to take advantage of being on the East Coast and keep heading east… over the pond to Munich, Germany, where I met up with Craig and a group of his friends for the end of their European tour. We had a blast! The trip started out rather ominously. I {Read More}

Vacation Recap: Five Days in Vienna

Last week, I took a last minute whirlwind vacation to Vienna, Austria – and it was fabulous! Work has been incredibly stressful lately, so when my friend Craig (who’s spending six weeks traveling in Africa and Eastern Europe) invited me to join him for a few days in Austria… I said yes. Thanks to my stash of airline miles, it didn’t cost anything out of pocket for me to book flights there and back. The only challenge was the itinerary: {Read More}

Weekend / Race Recap: Ragnar Virginia

Thursday night kicked off my second ever Ragnar Relay experience. Although this time was with many of the same coworkers from when I ran Ragnar Chicago last year, this year’s race was totally different – we had signed up for a trail Ragnar in Richmond, Virginia! Trail Ragnar Relays are very different from road Ragnar Relays. On the road, you and your teammates are all in a van, while one person runs. At designated exchanges, another team member jumps out {Read More}

Review / Giveaway: EatSmart Packing Cubes

Ever since my promotion to Director, my travel schedule has gotten a little bit crazier, as I’m now responsible for managing multiple projects across multiple clients – which means a lot more travel. I thought I had packing down to a science, but I recently added a new product to help me corral my stuff: EatSmart’s Packing Cubes. I had never bothered with packing cubes before, as I already typically roll my clothes to save on space – couldn’t I {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Parties and Plane Delays

I was exhausted going into Labor Day weekend, and I think I’m even more exhausted coming out of it. Unfortunately, I think that’s going to be the norm for me me over the next couple of months as my campaign kicks into high gear… so I’d better get used to being busy! (Fortunately, I love it.) On Friday evening, I caught a flight from Denver to Albany, New York, where I was visiting my family for the holiday weekend. Unfortunately, {Read More}

Week Recap: CalEx Experience Camp

I’ve been struggling all week to explain to coworkers, friends, and family where I was last week. I spent the week volunteering at California Experience Camp (#CalEx), a free summer sleepaway camp for children who have lost a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. And while it’s easy to state the facts like that, it’s not at all easy to describe what it felt like to be there. I heard about camp through a former coworker, who includes Experience Camp every year {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Trail Run Improvements and Family Birthday

I’ll just go ahead and start my weekend recap on Thursday, since I had the rest of the week off after July 4th. I started my day with a trail run up Rattlesnake Gulch – my favorite trail to run as of late. It’s 3.2 miles up to the Continental Divide Overlook, along with 1282 feet of gain, but I’ve been trying to run more of it and walk less. Even though I had just gone hard in the Superior {Read More}

Race Recap: Ragnar Chicago, Part 1

This post is super delayed – whoops! I ran Ragnar Chicago with a group of my coworkers on May 18th/19th. We weren’t trying to be competitive, but I still thought I’d write up this “race report” for posterity :) I’ve long been curious about Ragnar relays, as I’ve seen good friends do them and have a blast. But I had also heard a lot about arduous they can be. You’re packed into a van for two days, taking turns running {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Pink Vail

As I wrote on Saturday, this weekend I missed sleeping in my own little bed… but I got to spend the weekend skiing in Vail! Saturday was Pink Vail, the world’s biggest ski day to raise money for cancer. Since Pink Vail is held so late in the season, many years it’s less about the skiing and more about the fundraising / party. But this year, we got a big storm on Friday night that gave us ten inches of {Read More}