Race Report: Election Day

I’m titling this a race report, because, my gosh, running for office was one of the toughest races I have ever run, even if wasn’t literal running! Most of my weekend recaps have already recapped what the race itself was like, but I wanted to take some time to blog about Election Day, which was truly special. The night before, my friend Chris was texting me that she couldn’t believe Election Day was already here. She was almost more excited {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Turning Point and Feeling Good

Still catching up on weekend recaps… this is October 20/21. After a week of flying almost every day (Florida on Monday, back to Colorado Tuesday night; New York on Thursday, back to Colorado Friday), I was so excited to get home late Friday night and know that Saturday wasn’t going to be too crazy. I had three meetings with residents in the morning, but then my afternoon was gloriously open – something that hasn’t happened almost my entire campaign!  I was {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Catching a Breath on the (Campaign) Trail

I went into this weekend thinking I was barely going to have time to breathe, but fortunately, I ended up with more down time than I expected! Friday was admittedly very jammed… a few meetings ran over, and since my schedule was back-to-back-to-back, I didn’t have time to make up for anything I missed and ended up having to reschedule till this week. Oops! But I did get a ton of stuff done, including hosting a fabulous book club at my {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Running a Campaign and a Race

While my last few weekends have had a lot of downtime and unplanned activities, this weekend was the opposite – a whirlwind of plans and commitments that barely let me be home. But I loved every minute of it! To be fair, I kicked off this weekend with a lot of downtime and relaxation. Earlier this year, I decided it was silly that I’ve been working in Florida less than a half mile from the beach, and yet I never {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Campaigning and Cooking

On Friday, I already wrote about the trail run that ended in disaster – with me splayed out face first in the dirt after a fall :( I had thought I’d be okay after a good night’s sleep, but my left knee swelled up like a balloon on Saturday – resulting in me canceling all my Saturday plans (bye bye, long trail run) and taking it easy instead. I slept late, until 7am, and woke up to find that while {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Pillow Party, Trail Time, and Off to Camp

This was a super short weekend as I prepare to go off the grid for a full week. I’m volunteering as a counselor at California Experience Camp, a totally free camp for children who have experienced the death of a parent. I’ve gone through a lot of training to prep me for it, but I’m still pretty nervous and don’t fully know what to expect of the week. Wish me luck! Between prepping to be out of office for a {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Longest Trail Run and Sweet Rewards

This weekend was another good mix of getting to see people and getting things done… though of course I always wish there were more time in the day! My weekend kicked off with a happy hour on Friday at the Terminal Bar at Union Station. One of my colleagues is moving from Denver to Phoenix. While the people I work with live all over the place and we never even know where each other live half the time, Kate is {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Tiki, Barbecue, and Trail Running

This weekend started out with a splash: I threw my (belated) birthday party, and went with a Hawaiian tiki theme this year! Why tiki, you ask? Well, I love Asian food, and I also love tropical drinks… so this theme let me combine both :) My party was set for Friday night at 6pm, and I had a busy day of meetings (including one that ran till 4:30pm downtown), so one of my menu priorities was things that could be {Read More}

Weekend Recap: SPG Life

My “weekend” started a little bit early this week, as I took Friday off work to go to the beach. I decided last month that it was silly that I’ve been working in Florida for 1.5 years and have barely seen the ocean, so I am now trying to take one Friday off a month to stay in Florida and enjoy the beach! Last time I stayed at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach; this time, I stayed two doors down {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Essentialism in Scheduling

This was one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time! A huge variety of activities, quality time with a lot of wonderful people, and some epiphanies about how I want to schedule my weekends in the future. Friday was pretty hectic at work, but it ended with the bimonthly women’s book club that I run. This month, we were discussing Greg McKeown’s Essentialism, which I found fascinating and inspiring – I’d highly recommend it. I had thought {Read More}