A Weekend of Front Range Photography

I was lucky enough to get into the mountains twice this weekend – and it was glorious! My friend Tim is an incredible amateur photographer, and I’ve long admired the beautiful shots he’s gotten all over the world. Since moving to Denver from Dallas, he’s been going out many weekend days to capture various Colorado landscapes, and I’ve been incredibly envious. This weekend, I got to venture out with him to Rocky Mountain National Park for a sunrise photo session {Read More}

What I Read in April 2017

While some of my other goals may have slipped this month due to my vacation and illness, my reading game was on point! I read 13 books in April, and discovered a lot of truly excellent gems across a variety of genres. 5 stars: All Is Not Forgotten, by Wendy Walker – This novel was great- it kept me in suspense throughout, and I couldn’t see how all the pieces were going to fit together until they finally did. I really {Read More}

2017 Monthly Goal Check In: March

Well, I skipped doing a monthly goal check in last month because of my health scare. No news to report there, but tomorrow I finally have my appointment with the neurologist to piece together all my wonky test results… so tomorrow’s basically judgment day! I’ll let you know what I find out. In the meantime, how about I get back on track with a progress check in on my 2017 goals? My morning routine is still going strong, and I haven’t {Read More}

2017 Monthly Goal Check In: January

I still feel like I’m getting used to it being January of a new year, but we’re already a month into 2017. Time is flying so far this year! This year, I set a few small goals to work on over the course of the year. My plan is to check in every month, and potentially revise some of the goals a little bit as needed, but ultimately, keep track of my ongoing progress. And so far, I’m doing pretty {Read More}

Anti-Boredom Treadmill Interval Workouts for Speed and Strength

Last year, I was definitely spoiled working in Dallas four days a week. There were tons of class options in Dallas that included treadmills, and it was fantastic for my running. Burn Dallas, Tread Fitness, Beyond Studios… I love doing treadmill workouts where someone else is pushing me to go faster / steeper. But in Colorado, I haven’t found any studios outside of Orangetheory that offer treadmill workouts, except one. And this morning, my schedule finally worked out to where {Read More}

A Few More Small Resolutions for 2017

Before the end of 2016, I wrote a 2017 New Year’s goals post – but also noted that I didn’t have all my resolutions figured out yet. But the more I thought about it (and talked about it with some great and inspiring friends), I ended up coming up with a short list that I’m really excited about. Some are daily habits and some are long-term goals, but all are things that I feel pretty passionate about and I also think {Read More}

My Top Books of (the second half of) 2016

Today I finished my 100th book of the year, meeting my goal! And now I’m already diving into my first book of 2017, Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth. I’m so happy to see your thoughtful comments on my top books of the first half of 2016, and that inspired me to get the second half done quickly too. Hope you enjoy these books I enjoyed between July and December! Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success, by Angela Duckworth. I’ve read about {Read More}

My Top Books of (the first half of) 2016

I started writing this post in July, when we were halfway through the year – but never quite ended up finishing/posting it. But here we are in December, when all of us are trying to wrap up all those loose ends before the new year… and so the draft has resurfaced! This year, my goal was to read 100 books over the course of the year. Well, on December 29th, I’m squarely on track – about 25 pages to go {Read More}

December Goal Progress: Week 2

This has been a busy week! My mom flies in tonight for an eight day visit, so I’ve been trying to get as much work as possible done now so I don’t have to work when she’s here. I think I’m in pretty good shape, though – will likely only have a few hours of work tomorrow, and then maybe an hour or so each day between now and the new year to check email and fire off a few quick responses. {Read More}

November Goal: Books > Facebook

I haven’t been blogging much this month, because I’ve had a lot of personal stuff going on that I don’t really want to air publicly. Unfortunately, all of that was further exacerbated this Wednesday, when I started to see the full backlash of the election results. It feels like the whole country is up in arms, and it doesn’t seem like the instability will go away any time soon. Over the past few days, I’ve realized that when I’ve been {Read More}