A Perfect Mix

This week will be the first week in many months that I’ve actually had a legitimate work week. You know, the standard kind where you go to work for 8+ hours a day for 5 days a week. My first one in months. I’m loving the “in months” part of that, not exactly head over heels for the week ahead of me. I’ve been blessed but now its time for the reality of adult life to kick in. Obviously this isn’t exactly part of the perfect mix… My perfect mix is a lot more fun than working and this past week I managed to get a little bit of everything Colorado has to offer in December. Backcountry powder. Corduroy runs. Rolling trails. Gorgeous sunsets. Incredible people. Cuddly cat. Splitboarding at Butler Gulch Early morning riding at Keystone Sunny trail runs … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Bear Creek 10 Spot…turned 15K! {PR + Chris’s Recap}

It only took one race to get Chris hooked on running…after the Xterra 5K he was on the hunt for another trail race. Enter the Bear Creek 10 Spot…turned 15K thanks to the residual effects of all the flooding in September. Once again Race Directors had to do a lot of last minute re-routing and once again they pulled it off! These trail RDs rock at life! Start of the Bear Creek 10 Spot, it was a small race…but I’m still proud of my AG finish! We arrived at the park just before 9am, hiked up the hill to the start area, grabbed our bibs and were ready to go. The race started a bit late due to the fact the new last minute course required us to wait for the 5K’ers to get past a certain point. I spent … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Bear Chase 50k – My First Ultra

I have officially ran my first ultra – the Bear Chase 50K – so I guess that means I get to start calling myself an ultra marathoner, right? It feels weird to say that. In the grand scheme of things 31 miles really isn’t that far, especially when you consider 50 miles or 100 miles or more. And this 50K was hands down easier than any of my marathons, both mentally and physically. That doesn’t mean I won’t talk nonstop about this race to anyone who will listen… We’re all actually really lucky this race even happened this weekend. The race is held in Bear Creek Lake Park which is apparently designed to dam up any flood waters before it can take out thousands of homes to the east. With all the rain in Colorado lately the park and its … [Click Here For the Full Story]

A Forest of Crazy {50K Trail Race}

Its weird how the brain works. All it takes is a few enablers to whole-heartedly support a fleeting idea. Before you know it the seed has been planted and that silly idea is sprouting into a whole damn forest of crazy. Welcome to my brain – a forest of crazy! A few weeks ago I ran the Wild West Relay with a whole team of crazies. They were all incredible runners and as usual failed to mention the misery that goes into hardcore training cycles. Instead they told stories of gorgeous scenery, amazing people and pushing the limits on trails. They made it sound fun. I mean, they even look fun, right?! Days later, while stuck in standstill traffic, I was still thinking about trail running. And racing. If I could pull off personal bests when running on zero sleep … [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]