Downhill…isn’t always easier!

It hurts to grip my steering wheel, or even rub my hands together. My knee is beautifully bruised and my thighs ache. I got out of bed yesterday and kind of wished I was a dude because sitting to pee hurt. Not exactly what I was expecting to feel the day after downhill biking. When we made last minute plans to go downhill biking at Vail I figured it would be a lot easier than the regular mountain biking I was used to. I mean, we got to ride a life up the mountain then basically coast down. It felt a lot easier while we were riding but it became painfully obvious that we were using muscles that had been dormant for far too long! Especially our hands…I definitely had a death grip on my brakes! Views from the top … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Back at Buffalo Creek

Last year around this time I was making my way back to Wisconsin with plans to drive up to Fargo for my second full marathon. My redemption marathon. We stopped by Lisa’s farm for a quick tour, met bloggers, I talked my mom into the most humid 5K ever and then I rocked at life at the Fargo Marathon with the last few miles being my strongest. It was an awesome weekend and with all the Fargo Marathon FB notifications I’m kind of jealous and wishing for another marathon…kind of. I get to thinking about a marathon then I go for a run on exhausted legs and realize that maybe it isn’t such a great plan. I’m not writing a marathon off forever…just for now. I have high hopes for another massive PR if I ever run another and that’s … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Sitting is Optional!

Today sitting is optional…and avoided when possible. And if I am sitting, I try to stay sitting as long as possible. Because the act of getting into the sitting position is worse then merely sitting. Why am I being whiny? Sitting is painful. Yesterday, just before Colorado got rain {yes, rain!}, Chris and I headed out to enjoy the beautiful weather…on our mountain bikes. For the first time in, well, a really long time, I got on my bike. Any idea where I’m going with this? After months away from the super comfy bike saddle my butt bones did a great job of surviving…yesterday. Today they are feeling it. Sitting down to pee hurts. Getting in and out of my car hurts. Sitting at my desk hurts. It all hurts Which is why anything involving sitting is optional today. And … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Mayhem Gulch… {riding in the rain}

Let’s just take one second to do a happy dance…for the first time in months I have two days off in a row! Yesterday and today. Two whole days! No work. No school. Yay! To celebrate we headed up to the Mayhem Gulch trailhead for some mountain biking. I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with mountain biking and lately there has been a lot more hate than love. But hey…I had nothing else that needed to be done so off we went. This particular trail had a lot of climbing. I actually enjoy climbing if it isn’t too technical so I was perfectly content peddling my way up the first 4 miles of gradual, unforgiving uphill. The weather was cool and perfect, the views were beautiful and I wasn’t swearing at my bike! Eventually we came upon some … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Rerouting…

Saturday morning I met up with Lena and Diana for a run before meeting up with Tiffany and Lynne for brunch and wedding talk. {psht, Lynne has some wedding photos up! I love wedding photos – I’d get married again just for the photos…and the planning…I loved the planning!} Since it was the only day Chris and I both had off my compromise was to get up early for my girl time then spend the afternoon with him mountain biking at Three Sisters in Evergreen. Little did I know 5 miles of running  would require a recovery nap. Some times I kind of suck at wife-dom and I may have sort of fallen asleep on the couch as soon as I got home rather than lived up to my end of the deal. Oops. In my defense the guilt eventually … [Click Here For the Full Story]