“Live Your Legacy”: Life Lessons from the Bakken Invitational (Sponsored)

I mentioned on Thursday how nervous I’m starting to get about my surgery next week… and now that the day is getting closer, my fear is growing even more. What if they can’t find the source of the problem and fix it? After a lot of really painful testing, my doctors think they have an idea of what’s wrong, but they’ve also admitted that mine isn’t a standard case and the surgeon basically is not going to know what he {Read More}

Sponsored: Dunkin’ Donuts and the DD Perks Loyalty Program

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Dunkin’ Brands. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I’m participating in the Elf For Health challenge this month – though not necessarily being great about doing the task that’s specific to each day. Last week, one of our tasks was to unsubscribe from email listservs that we don’t read, and while I originally thought I was good on that front, Cyber Monday helped {Read More}

Gociety Mountain Gathering at The Bivvi Breckenridge

This weekend, I once again headed out to the mountains. (Funny how I don’t feel the need to travel much more than a few hours’ road trip now that I’m living in what I think is the best state in the country!) I had recently heard about a cool organization, Gociety, and they were having their first ever “mountain gathering” in Breckenridge. Gociety is a website that’s kind of like Meetup.com, which I’ve already written about loving for both finding {Read More}

Healthy Recipe: Pumpkin Chia Protein Oatmeal

I promise that I don’t eat pumpkin in every meal. (Although I did overdose on Vitamin A a few years ago because I was enjoying my fall produce a little too much. PSA: don’t take multivitamins if you already eat a balanced diet!) However, I opened a gigantic can of pumpkin in order to make that pumpkin cheesecake smoothie last week, and now I’m trying to use it up before it goes bad. Since I’m a little bit under the weather, I thought {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Favorite Bar Bike Tour

This weekend, some friends organized a really awesome event: the Favorite Bar Bike Tour (FBBT). Basically, we all put in our suggestions for favorite bars in the Denver area (especially the ones we don’t usually have an excuse to go to), then the organizers drew up a list and route, and we managed to hit up seven of them over the course of a Saturday afternoon. While the route was really well-planned, this year’s iteration (the 3rd in an annual {Read More}

Goodbye to All That

When I moved out of NYC, my mom gave me a copy of Goodbye to All That, an anthology of short essays about living in, and leaving, New York. But when I moved to Colorado, I didn’t think I’d be saying goodbye. Sure, I was moving, but I’m lucky enough to work at a job where I travel quite a bit, and I figured I’d be back to New York plenty. So far I’ve been able to visit New York three times since {Read More}

A Very New York Christmas

On Christmas Eve, I woke up early to go for breakfast with my bff and his girlfriend, and we headed for one of my favorite places – Le Pain Quotidien. After breakfast, we all had some final shopping to do, so we made a few stops at some stores in the area, and then I hopped on a Citibike and headed down to Union Square. Some people might think the modern way to do your Christmas shopping is to order {Read More}

Decorating Myself and Three Trees – Happy Holidays!

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the last few weeks have been exhausting – and it is so nice that tonight I had no plans and am able to stay home in my own little bed and catch up on things! (Okay, so maybe I did have plans and canceled them… sometimes I need a break.) But don’t feel too sorry for me – while I haven’t been getting enough sleep lately, it’s been for a lot of wonderful reasons. {Read More}

Giveaway! Aquaphor Gift Set and $50 Gift Card

To go along with last night’s post on Top 10 Tips for Running in the Rain, Aquaphor has offered a very generous prize package for one lucky reader! You can enter to win an assortment of Aquaphor Healing Ointment, a CamelBak Water Bottle, and a $50 Visa gift card. How great is that? While I talked in yesterday’s post how great Aquaphor is for preventing blisters when running in the rain, the Aquaphor brand is currently emphasizing the many capabilities of their multi-use {Read More}

Review: LYFE Kitchen Grocery Meals

One of the perks of attending Wanderlust’s Yoga in the City a few weeks ago was getting to try a lot of great healthy vendors at the booths next to the “yoga meadow.” I was pretty impressed with the lineup – while I’ve been to some “healthy living” events that have vendors I would consider to be low-cal or low-fat but not necessarily healthy, I thought the Yoga in the City crew did a great job lining up a lot {Read More}