Weekend Recap: Short and Sweet

What a quick weekend! I got home at 11pm Thursday night, and had to be out the door at 4:30am Friday to do a volunteer shift at Denver Rescue Mission before work. It was a busy day at work, coupled with another volunteer activity in the afternoon – this one at Girls Inc. A group of my colleagues organized an event where we led the girls in various activities. I was responsible for the cookie decorating station, which was definitely {Read More}

Getting Through the Day on 4.5 Hours of Sleep

My flight to Florida last night landed at 11:45pm, at which point I had to go get my rental car and then drive 90 minutes up I-95, check into my hotel, and finally crash into bed. To stay awake on the drive, I blasted a lot of Lady Gaga and sang along at the top of my lungs… which worked surprisingly well. But when I got checked in, washed up, and got into bed? I finally got to sleep around {Read More}

Race Report: Winter Six Pack #3

This Saturday was race #3 in the 3W Races Westminster Six Pack Series, and if I stuck with my plan to always do the longest distance offered, it was my last time attempting the 5K distance. For races 4, 5, and 6, I’d be running 4 miles, 5 miles, and 10K, respectively. I was looking forward to the challenge, but also kind of mad at myself that I had let all the 5Ks go by without ever actually doing any {Read More}

2017 Monthly Goal Check In: January

I still feel like I’m getting used to it being January of a new year, but we’re already a month into 2017. Time is flying so far this year! This year, I set a few small goals to work on over the course of the year. My plan is to check in every month, and potentially revise some of the goals a little bit as needed, but ultimately, keep track of my ongoing progress. And so far, I’m doing pretty {Read More}

Race Report: Winter Six Pack #2

Saturday morning was race number two in the 3W Races Westminster Six Pack series, and I was pretty excited for it. Last time around it had been so snowy that it was really difficult to run, and while it was still not going to be super warm this week, it at least wasn’t going to be so freezing that I thought my fingers would fall off! After the last race I had sworn that I would wear my big puffy ski {Read More}

Race Report: Winter Six Pack #1

The end of last week was very cold and snowy in Denver. We got a ton of snow on Wednesday that ended up causing a snow day for schools, and Thursday and Friday remained bitterly cold so that snow wasn’t going anywhere. However, before the storm threatened, I had signed up for 3W Races Winter Six-Pack Series. It’s a series of six races where each race is a little bit longer than the ones before, so you are motivated to {Read More}

2017 New Year’s Goals

For many people, the holiday season means Christmas, and they’re super excited. But to be perfectly candid, I don’t really love Christmas – it’s a pretty stressful time of year for me. However, I love what comes right after Christmas: the days leading up to New Year’s, when everyone is thinking about potential resolutions. What a great time of hope and possibilities! I’ve been noodling on various resolutions for a few weeks, trying to think about what I hope to {Read More}

Top Tips and Workouts to Learn to Love the Treadmill

Winter is here, and hopefully you’re not giving up on running just because it’s cold/snowy out? Take your workout indoors to the treadmill, and you might be surprised by the benefits. I was catching up on some back episodes of the Runner’s World podcast this weekend, and they did a segment featuring their editors trying out some new treadmills at Runner’s World headquarters. The editors emphasized how much they all hate running on treadmills and would much rather run outside, which surprised {Read More}

Five Mistakes First Time Marathoners Make (Featuring Meb Keflezighi)

Happy Friday! I haven’t been running almost at all lately, as I’m focused on reaching my 20 class goal for the month of October.  (Okay, actually I just reached it this morning, but now I’m focused on surpassing it!) However, I know that a lot of you are in the peak of fall marathon season right now, so I thought I’d pass along a list of five mistakes first time marathoners make, from Olympic silver medalist, 2009 New York City Marathon champion, and 2014 {Read More}

Race Report: Drawchange 5K

I didn’t get into Atlanta until 11pm on Friday night (on September 30th – this is a very delayed race report). And then I still had to get out of the airport and get a taxi to the hotel downtown where Adam was waiting. As a result, I didn’t get to bed until about 12:30am, and then I wasn’t tired so I read until 1am – not ideal when we had a 6am alarm set to get up and head to {Read More}