Weekend Recap: Friends Make Life Better

This weekend was a little bit hectic, but much better than last! I landed home from Florida (where I was traveling for work) at noon on Friday, and had a deluge of calls and meetings the second I landed. My day ended with a few meetings downtown, and a bit of fun stuff, too. The women’s professional book club I started at my office met from 3pm-5pm, and this month, we read Kim Scott’s Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without {Read More}

Vacation Recap: Winter Break, Week 2

I left Albany on Christmas Eve, expecting to be home by 6pm. Unfortunately, United had other plans for me :( My original flight from Albany to Chicago was several hours delayed, which pushed me to a later connecting flight as well. I didn’t end up landing until 8pm, and rushed home to drop my stuff off and change, then headed downtown for a wine date at Barcelona. Nice cozy way to close out Christmas Eve and put all the travel {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Santacon, and Monet

Recap of November 27 to December 1 This was a lovely long weekend from Thanksgiving Thursday to Sunday! And my mom was with me in Colorado the whole time, which made me really happy. I’m working on convincing her to move, and I think it’s starting to work, as she periodically sends me houses on Zillow she’s looking at :) Speaking of houses, to start Thanksgiving extra thankful, Mom and I headed up to the mountains after I finished work {Read More}

The Dumb Habit That Messed Up My Workouts

This week on Classpass, I was really excited when a class opened up at Bodybar. Bodybar normally costs $45 per class! (Yes, you read that right; no, it’s not a private session.) Bodybar’s classes are so expensive that DailyBurn profiled them in a roundup of the priciest fitness classes worth the splurge. They are a really awesome workout, more so than any other pilates class I’ve taken; however, I just can’t justify spending that kind of money on one workout. Bodybar is one of {Read More}

Sponsored: Watch TV Without the TV via NBC TVEverywhere

When I bought my house in March, I immediately signed up for internet… but didn’t sign up for cable. There are so many ways to watch my favorite shows that I just don’t see the point in paying for a cable subscription! Instead, I bought an AmazonBasics Indoor HDTV Antenna for each of my TVs, so that I could get free live TV when I’m home. But what about DVR, since I’m usually not sitting around when primetime shows are airing? For {Read More}

Giveaway: Kodiak Cakes and Movie Tickets

I’ve had a fabulous couple of days in Puerto Rico, but now I’m headed back to the mainland US for the weekend. Not to Colorado just yet though – I scheduled a 36 hour layover in Florida, where I’ll visit with a college friend (and get to meet her new baby!), then run the Melbourne Music Marathon on Sunday morning before I fly back home later that night. It should be a fun weekend! Right now, though, I have to {Read More}

Revising My Running Plans

Most people have a typical day they do long runs – and it’s usually Saturday or Sunday. Last week, though, I did my long run on Thursday. It worked out well because it was Thanksgiving and I had the day off from work, plus it gave me a ridiculous appetite for dinner! :) But I also needed to get it done then because Friday I was planning to go out to the mountains to ski, and I didn’t want to {Read More}

Fall Weekend Fun, Indoors and Out

This was a really packed weekend, and yet I still managed to get plenty of sleep. So basically, perfect! Friday night was a quiet night in for me (catching up How To Get Away With Murder = awesome), but Saturday morning I was up bright and early to head to a group run with Road Runner Sports Westminster. It had been a while since I’d been back to the group – and for that matter, it had been a while {Read More}

Get the Body of an Action Hero (Or at Least of the Actors Who Play Them)

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Soldier of Steel™. Last week, the movie buzz was all around Spirit of the Marathon II, and I was so lucky to have caught the sneak preview of it one week prior. It was so neat to get to see runners just like me achieve their marathon dreams! I’ve said it before and I will say it again: the feeling of crossing the finish line at a marathon never {Read More}

Review / Giveaway: Spirit of the Marathon II

Saturday’s Rock N Roll San Diego was one of the best I’ve been to a long time. I was really impressed with the array of vendors and brands there to represent, which included many of my favorites (hi, Westin!). But one of the booths offered something even more special than socks or protein bars – the promotional booth for Spirit of the Marathon II: Rome Marathon. Both Blake and I had entered a lottery before the race to win tickets {Read More}