Gear Review: Ahnu Sugar Bowl Waterproof Hiking Boots

Just before I went on vacation, I was able to do an unseasonably warm hike of South Boulder Peak and Bear Peak, and I was hoping that the weather would stay nice for a few more weeks so I could get in some more hiking before winter. Unfortunately, I was thoroughly disappointed to come back to Colorado and find below zero temperatures. Quite a far cry from my sunny, warm adventures in Mexico! However, on that hike two weeks ago, {Read More}

Sponsored Shoe Review: Mizuno Wave Rider 18

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. I know I already wrote about this earlier in the week, but my goodness, fall in Colorado is just amazing. This morning, my running group and I ditched the paved Big Dry Creek Trail and instead headed up to Betasso Preserve (just north of Boulder) for some real trail running. I was getting nervous on the drive there, since I had to wind up and around some steep {Read More}

Falling Back Into Running

While I know a ton of people go crazy for fall, I’ll be honest and say it never used to be my favorite season. I mean, I never hated it, but I also never understood why people went gaga over color changing leaves, boots and sweaters, or even pumpkin spice lattes. (I actually do love pumpkin but… why can’t I eat it anytime of year I want? I stockpile cases of Southern Tier Pumking beer for exactly that reason.) However, {Read More}

Running With, and For, Others: Skechers GOrun3

Friday night I indulged a bit more than usual at happy hour (having delicious take out restaurants in Union Station where I catch the bus home is dangerous when I’m waiting), and I woke up on Saturday morning knowing that I should get a solid workout in to help counteract the effects. I had already committed to meeting my Saturday morning running group at Roadrunner Sports in Westminster, but when I woke up, it just seemed like it was cold {Read More}

How I Save on Spending: Sierra Trading Post Grand Opening

I wrote yesterday a bit about finances… they are a big topic on my mind lately! As I mentioned, it just seems like there is so much stuff I have to buy since moving to Colorado, even though I try to make the effort to be at least a little bit of a minimalist. (Okay, maybe not a minimalist, but at least not a hoarder! Ha.) I am spending like crazy! When it comes to outdoor gear, which is a {Read More}

Sponsored Review: Ame & Lulu Travel Accessories

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence Central for Ame & Lulu. I received product samples to facilitate my review. Typically when I travel, I bring my rollerboard. I have a really tiny one so it’s not necessarily too much for just a weekend away. However, this weekend, I was taking a trip to Breckenridge – and when you’re headed to the mountains, a rollerboard just isn’t very practical. So I was really psyched to break out the {Read More}

Review: BodyArmor Super Drink

I just finished a 50 mile bike ride up and around the Colorado National Monument!!! It was a beautiful ride and just made me even more happy to live in this amazing state. (As if it’s possible for me to love Colorado even more than I already do.) I did a similar ride up and around the monument two years ago, and that was part of what made me move to Colorado, so it was really fun to come back {Read More}

Favorite Running Groups and Favorite Sneakers

I’ve been doing a ton of hiking lately, and most of the time, I’ve traded in my regular sneakers for either hiking boots or trail running sneakers. However, I definitely haven’t stopped running! I’m lucky enough to live right next to a big Open Space (a protected area that has grass, wildlife, trails, but no buildings aside from a few public restrooms and such), so I’m able to easily do a short run and still get to see some pretty {Read More}

Review / Giveaway: Evolve Fit Wear

Last day of the three day weekend! I know, yuck. I’ll post a full “long weekend recap” tomorrow (I got to do so much Colorado-y stuff this weekend!) but for now, I thought I’d provide a little fun with a review and giveaway. Also, don’t forget to check out my friend Brit’s updated Labor Day Legs workout (which requires no equipment, so you can’t use that as an excuse) – I did it today and it’s a killer! If you don’t {Read More}

Sponsored Shoe Review: Mizuno Wave Kazans

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. Last weekend was pretty busy! I was supposed to hike my first 14er on Saturday, but when the forecast turned crappy, I stuck close to home and got errands done instead… and went to go see frozen at Boulder Outdoor Cinema at night. It was awesome! I know I am probably the last one ever to have seen it, but if by chance you haven’t seen it, I’d {Read More}