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┬áCodenames is one of my favorite games of all time. Fail! But, the highlights for me this weekend were a Saturday {Read More}

Back to Central Park

Yesterday, I had a quick overnight in NYC for work – but that was enough time for me to sneak in dinner with a few friends, plus a run in Central Park. It’s always a treat to get to go visit New York, where I lived for so long! While Colorado was chilly this weekend, Manhattan was pretty hot yesterday – it was in the mid-80s when I headed out for a run after work. So sticky! But the lack {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Denver Oktoberfest

In June, I wrote my summer bucket list… and then I only accomplished about half the things on the list. But I still loved the idea, and so I made a fall bucket list two weeks ago. Well, that fall bucket list has already been a huge success! A lot of my friends have been eagerly wanting to join me for some of the activities on it, and I love looking at the list and picking something out to do {Read More}

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Protein Waffles / Giveaway

Last night, I went to Denver’s Oktoberfest, and had an absolute blast! But between indulging there and knowing I’ll be eating/drinking well at a wedding tonight, I thought it would be a good idea to go for either a hike or a long run today. I woke up and decided: long run it is. Last week, I got out on the trails with my friend Sarah and the Denver Running Club, and ran 7 miles – my longest run since {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}

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: Run for the Roses 5K

I had wanted to write this race report on Sunday, so it would be as fresh in my mind as possible. I had thought this was going to be an awesomely excited race report about how much faster I’m getting and how much I ended up PRing by. Instead, as I noted in Monday’s quick post, I’m incredibly disappointed and frustrated with my poor performance :( Leading up to the race, I did (mostly) everything right. I didn’t work out {Read More}

Seven Sprints and Off to the Races

I don’t normally go to Orangetheory on travel days; I normally try to go every Tuesday and Thursday. But I had missed a class a few weeks ago, so I had one extra to make up before the end of the billing cycle. I didn’t know when I was going to squeeze that in, but then I heard from several people that today’s class was a blast. I’m flying in the evening today so I could be on a few {Read More}