Race Report: Louisville Trail Half Marathon

Two weeks ago, I ran my first distance race in more than 2.5 years. In February 2015, I quit halfway through the Lost Dutchman Marathon because I decided I’d rather be brunching with Adam than running. Later that month, I ran the Montgomery Marathon to make up for DNFing. And then – I didn’t run anything longer than a 10K until this month. I’ve been hitting the trails with my friend Sarah a bit lately, and a few weeks ago, she {Read More}

To Be Successful, Start by Being Happy

I recently read a fascinating interview with Amy Blankson of the UN’s Global Happiness Council. In it, Blankson notes that 90% of our happiness isn’t determined by genes or environment, but by our ability to be optimistic in how we view various situations. This was a huge epiphany for me. I don’t think my life has been any better in the last few months than it has been any other year of my life – but I’ve started focusing on {Read More}

Weekend Recap: A Surprisingly Pumpkin-y Good Time

Since I travel four days a week, I have to make the absolute most of my limited time at home. As a result, there is nothing I hate more than being home without any plans. So, I usually start planning my weekend on Monday or Tuesday, and if I don’t have a full roster of activities by Wednesday, I start getting a little anxious. This week was one of those times when I didn’t have a lot planned, and I {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Resting Up for the Race

Yesterday, I ran the Louisville Half Marathon. I’ll do a full race report tomorrow, but it feels important to start my weekend recap with that, as resting up for it drove most of my weekend activities! Friday I had a lot of volunteer work to do. Up at Boulder County Parks & Open Space, I led “school days” activities, where kids from area elementary schools came to Walker Ranch on a field trip to learn about 19th century ranch life. {Read More}

Weekend in Photos: Fall Colors in Colorado

I normally hate when bloggers post tons of photos instead of actually writing a post. In case you couldn’t tell by the verbosity of most of my posts, I’m very much a word person – which was further proven to me when I went to a game night on Sunday and totally failed at Codenames Pictures even though the original Codenames is one of my favorite games of all time. Fail! But, the highlights for me this weekend were a Saturday {Read More}

Race Report: Broncos 7K Denver

Sunday morning of Labor Day weekend, I got to run the Broncos 7K in Denver. It’s part of the same series as the fabulous 7K I ran in Fort Collins, but this course traded finishing at the Anheuser Busch Brewery for finishing on the 50 yard line of Broncos Stadium. Pretty fun! I spent the night before the race out in the mountains, which meant that I had to get up pretty early to get to the start. Between running {Read More}

Hitting the Trails… Literally

Last year, my friends Lynne and Heidi started an email group of their runner friends. One or two days a week, someone would send an email to invite everyone for a pre-work group run at one trailhead or another. But I never went even once – a combo of my work keeping me out of town Monday through Thursday, and my being scared to run on trails… especially with such an experienced and trail-savvy group. Trails have always felt a {Read More}

Colorado Fall Bucket List

Today should be Travel Thursday, but due to my South Florida client’s power outage, I’m working from home this week instead. I’m certainly thinking of all the people who were affected by either Irma or Harvey, especially those who haven’t yet been able to go home to see if things are okay. The uncertainty has to be terrible :( In July, I made a summer bucket list of activities to try and places to go before Labor Day. I didn’t {Read More}

Race Report: Waneka Classic 5K

Even though I was already signed up to do the Broncos 7K on Sunday, last Saturday, I ended up running a race too. The town of Lafayette was hosting a statewide cross country meet, and they were offering a free timed community 5K before the school events kicked off. Free? Why not?! On Friday night, I had planned to meet up with my friend Mike for ice cream at Little Man downtown as a low-key happy hour alternative. My plan {Read More}

Race Report: Superior 5K

Two weekends ago, I got to run a race I was incredibly excited about: the inaugural Superior 5K. (Superior is the name of my town… though it’s kind of fun that it sounds like a superlative for how great the race is.) I love my town so much, and have been thrilled to get to know more of my neighbors over the last 2.5 years I’ve lived there. I’ve also been trying to get involved with the town government as {Read More}