Race Report: Superior Mile

To kick off the Fourth of July, I ran in my town’s annual one mile race. I ran this race last year and was thrilled to finish just under 6 minutes, in 5:58… but this year, I wanted to go even faster. I knew that all my Orangetheory classes have significantly improved my running over the last year, and also that all those short intervals are perfect training for a one mile race. But how fast would I be able to {Read More}

Conquering My Colorado Summer Bucket List

This weekend was my first back in Colorado in seemingly forever, since I was only home for 18 hours last weekend. And as a bonus burst of excitement, this was a holiday weekend! My office is closed for a five day weekend (Saturday through Wednesday), and most people are taking off Thursday and Friday as well so I’ll probably only work a few hours each day and then take PTO for the rest. What a treat to be home and {Read More}

Race Report: Bolder Boulder 10K

About a month before the Bolder Boulder, I wasn’t super excited about the race. I had so much fun running in costume with Adam the last two years, and I didn’t have any great ideas to run in a costume this year. But then a week before the race, I did a tired training run on the treadmill and ended up besting my 10K PR by 3.5 minutes, finishing in 45:00. Sure, it was at sea-level, but I was running {Read More}

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}

Learning How to Create a Outdoor Living Space for Colorado Summers

When I first moved into my house, I made a huge list of all the improvements I want to make, and kicked off with a massively expensive project to have the walk-out basement refinished. I’m glad I created a fabulous space there, but with my bank account dwindling, I recognized that I probably needed to space out the never-ending list of other upgrades I wanted to make. I decided that I would tackle one major project / area per year… and {Read More}

The Perfectly Packed Easter Saturday

I’m in between projects right now at work, which is always tough for me as it takes away my ability to plan. On a day or two’s notice, I could be asked to fly to the other side of the world for three weeks (as happened to me last month!). As a result, even my weekends are tough to really plan out more than a few days in advance. My family is gathering in South Carolina for Easter and a {Read More}

Race Report: Spring Equinox Four Miler

I ran the Spring Equinox Four Miler on March 26th, but it’s taken me some time to sit down and write a race report. I’m pretty proud of my effort here though, and definitely wanted to write it up for posterity! Having PRed in the four mile just a few weeks earlier, I was really excited about the Spring Equinox Four Mile race to see what I could do. I tried hard to do things right, too: resting up the {Read More}

Simple Colorado-Themed Party Menu

As I wrote on Saturday, this week is my “Coloradoversary” – the anniversary of both the day I moved to Colorado and the day I closed on my house. I celebrated on Saturday night with a big party for all my friends, and it was a blast! For a Colorado-themed menu, I started with the most obviously Coloradan food: pork green chili. I don’t know the origins, but green chili is all over the place here – smothering burritos, omelets, fries, {Read More}

Prepping for My Coloradoversary

This week is both my three year anniversary of moving to Colorado, and also my two year anniversary of moving into my house. Since I decided I didn’t want to make Irish food, I thought my “Coloradoversary” would be a great theme for my March party, which is tonight. I can’t believe that I’ve already been living in Colorado for three years! The time flies. Sometimes it feels like I was living in Manhattan just yesterday, and other times it feels {Read More}

Race Report: Winter Six Pack #4

With all the medical drama lately, I’ve neglected posting my race report from the fourth Six Pack race, a four miler. But as I’m already thinking ahead to new races (did you enter my giveaway for a free entry to the Spring Equinox race on March 26th?), I wanted to take some time to reflect on this race that I ran on February 26th, and how it went. The 3W Six Pack series is designed to help you stay in shape over {Read More}