Weekend Recap: 20 Mile Run and an Unmasking Experiment

My Friday after work kicked off casually – making homemade pizza (using this awesome pizza dough recipe), enjoying it out on the deck, then grabbing Freddy’s Frozen Custard for dessert and savoring it while watching a bit of TV. I really like low-key Friday nights! It was a good thing my Friday wasn’t a  big night out – because I woke up at 4am with a nightmare, and ended up not being able to get back to sleep. I stayed {Read More}

Weekend Recap / Race Report: Siete de Mayo and Colorado Women’s Classic

Speaking of returning to “the new normal”… this weekend, I was thrilled to convene my friends for my first “party” in over a year. Normally, Cinco de Mayo is a great excuse for me to host dozens of friends to eat Mexican food and drink margaritas. This year, I scaled it back to a party of eight people instead of eighty, but still made all the same dishes. And it was a lot of fun! I was able to intersperse {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Starting to Return to Normal

My first weekend without my mom! And also, the first weekend it really felt like things were starting to get back to normal post-pandemic. I kicked it off with a Friday night date to Old Town Louisville. We hadn’t made any reservations, which is normally no problem, but on this beautiful summer evening where so many people were vaccinated and mask orders were starting to lift… it was packed! It seemed everyone had the same idea to get out into {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Fully Vaccinated and Last Ski Day of the Skison

It’s funny… I spent a full year not making any plans because of COVID, but now the last few months, I’ve started planning again (though usually not with other people). This weekend, though, I knew I was getting my second Moderna vaccine on Thursday, so I blocked my work calendar on Friday and made zero plans for the weekend. I was honestly kind of looking forward to my planned day off – a sick day isn’t nearly as bad when {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Vaccine, Long Run, and Free Skiing

On Thursday, I got a special surprise – at lunchtime, I had a call from the Walmart pharmacy in Longmont. They had extra doses of the COVID19 vaccine and asked if I could be there in 90 minutes to get one! I started literally jumping for joy and dancing around the house with glee, and Sadie got into the act too (though she had no idea what was making me so crazy). I know the vaccine isn’t a panacea, and {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Quarantined

My weekend unfortunately did not start off well. A few minutes after I woke up, J let me know that his son had a sore throat and wouldn’t be going to school. Although J’s son’s school is closed, J and his ex have chosen to keep their son in an optional program where he goes to school every day and does his online learning from the school cafeteria with several other kids, all masked, and then they can play together {Read More}

Weekend Recap: J’s Birthday

This weekend was J’s birthday, and I bent some of my own COVID19 rules to make it special. Now, with case counts going up quite a bit, I feel pretty guilty that I did so. I think it’s unfortunately time to lock down and go back to being as strict as we were in March :( But! That’s a story for next weekend (when I started out Friday having a COVID19 meltdown… yuck). This weekend, on Friday morning, I started {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Not Alone but Lonely

This was supposed to be a social and fun weekend, but I ended up feeling pretty isolated and alone :( My Friday kicked off in a weird way. On Tuesday, I woke up with my left eye really puffy and swollen – but not at all red or itchy. To be honest, I kind of ignored it for a few days, thinking it would go away on its own, but by Thursday evening, when it was still as swollen as {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Trail Time

Although Friday was a work day, it kicked off in a special way – I woke up early enough to take Sugar for a trail run at Eldorado State Park, a few miles away, rather than just on the neighborhood trails! This is one of my favorite trail runs in the area – it’s 1000 vertical feet of gain on the ascent, but about half of that is totally runnable (and I hike the rest). Sugar and I have done {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Memorial Day Weekend

I was soooooooo eager for the long weekend after a particularly tough week at work! Monday kicked off with an all-day video call for me to do performance reviews. These are always difficult (so many talented staff and not enough promotions / top ratings / bonuses to go around!), but sitting on a video call for fourteen hours straight was just brutal. At one point, around the twelve hour mark, I could see that literally every single person on the {Read More}