Weekend Recap: Misty Meadow Mountain and Vail Beer Festival

Friday was my company’s annual promotion day, where all the promotions for the year are announced, and we celebrate. This year, we were still obviously not doing an in-person celebration, but our local office arranged for a magician to perform on Zoom (and he was phenomenal, – I wasn’t expecting much over Zoom, but it was awesome!), and the national organization arranged for Keith Urban to perform. I haven’t really listened to much Keith Urban in a while, but I got {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Double Dog Date Weekend

My work day on Friday ended in an excellent way – with a wine tasting! I had a pretty frenetic work day up until then, but it was really nice to know that there was a hard stop to the day. This event had fifty people, and I did a class on the basics of wine tasting, then we tasted a variety of Coppola wines. I had actually visited the Coppola winery when I went to Sonoma years ago, and {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Mountain Weekend of Unplanned Rest Days

My weekend started out a little bit early, as I headed to the mountains Thursday after work. My company was giving us a four day weekend for Memorial Day, and I was excited to get started! I took a long time to get going on Friday morning, both reading in bed and then eventually really craving a bagel. I decided to go to Avon to pick one up before heading out to hike. On the way back, Sadie and I {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Snake Training, Hiking, and an Unofficial Louisville Drinks Tour

My Friday night kicked off with a happy hour at Sanitas Brewing in Boulder with another Beaver Creek ski instructor. Tacos, quesadillas, and lots of talk about both running and skiing. It makes me excited to live in a place where so many people share my interests :) I was able to get to bed early, which meant I easily woke up at 6am to take Sadie for a quick four mile run, before hustling to shower and get out {Read More}

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: Mom’s Birthday

This was a weekend I had been planning for a very long time, and I was really excited it was finally here. It kicked off on Thursday afternoon. At 2pm, I told my mom I was headed to the grocery store, and hopped into the car to take a call while driving… to the airport to pick up my dad! He and I had hatched a plan to fly him to Colorado for the weekend to celebrate my mom’s birthday, {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: Long Run and Mountains with Sadie

My weekend kicked off in a pretty typical way – after my last meeting of the day, I knocked out a bunch more work and cleaned out my inbox a bit to try to destress, then made pizza with Mom… and also snuck in a quick Peloton chest and back class while it baked. In the evening, we watched two episodes of Smash before I was exhausted and called it a night. We are working our way through this series! The {Read More}