Run + Bike + Bark + COLOR RUN

Well would you look at that…its Friday. Already. For some reason I am not prepared for Friday. Probably because I have assignments due by 11:59pm. I should probably get on that. Later. First, let me share a few photos from this past week. And I literally mean “a few”. Having a phone that is barely capable of taking a crappy picture has severely limited the number of photos I bother taking! Of course a good camera doesn’t necessarily guarantee a good photo…as I prove in these ridiculous finisher photos from the Sand Creek 10K last weekend. Immediately after these photos were snapped I stopped dead, put my hands on my knees and talked down the Nutella sandwich that wanted to make a re-appearance. I ran hard and my body knew it! I’m still pretty proud of that race… photo credit: … [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]

Rocky & Up Hill {trail running}

For the last year and a half or so we have had a perfect Colorado schedule…every Thursday and Friday we had off work. We didn’t have to deal with traffic heading into the mountains, we always got a long weekend {also had Saturday off} and the lift lines/trails/parks were not crowded. Perfection. Starting this week that is all changing. Rather than spending our Thursdays and Fridays in the mountains we are now forced to spend our Mondays and Tuesdays up there avoiding the city. Hard life, I know. Chris’s schedule has changed and I’m lucky enough to have an extremely flexible schedule so this “weekend” we headed out to explore new trails. We ended up at White Ranch Open Space, just north of Golden. When I did my online research {a bit more extensive than last time} the trails were … [Click Here For the Full Story]

The hips don’t lie… {trail running}

We’ve been spending a lot of time on the trails lately. If the weather isn’t good enough for biking and trail running we compromise, find a more technical trail and hike it. Sometimes we run a bit but Chris strongly prefers biking so usually its just hiking. Besides, I like having an excuse to not run up some of the more technical trails! This week we headed to Green Mountain {aka, William Frederick Hayden Park} and Lair o’ the Bear. We’ve been to Green Mountain multiple times but haven’t seen all the trails yet. Lair o’ the Bear was something new for us. A little more online research would have been useful but it was a fun little jaunt. Green Mountain Before we could do any biking we needed to put new brakes on Chris’s bike. That’s the beauty of … [Click Here For the Full Story]