Oddly Guilty…

I am feeling oddly guilty today. It really is rather ridiculous and I’m fully aware of the sheer lunacy of this guilt but that doesn’t make it vanish. Nope. Not even a little bit. Not even multiple trips up/down the stairs to my 12th floor office just to stay warm is making this guilt go away. What have I done to bring on this guilt? I didn’t run. On a rare day in Colorado when the high didn’t make it out of the single digit temperatures I chose to stay burrowed under the blankets with the body heat of two toasty cats and a hot husband. They were all radiating heat and sleeping so peacefully. I didn’t want to wake them up. Besides, I was tired and none of my usually AM running buddies were meeting me. No motivation, no … [Click Here For the Full Story]

White Water Rafting with AVA {Giveaway!}

Colorado Rafting - AVA - White Water Rafting

Disclosure: This trip was provided to me by Colorado Rafting AVA and this is a sponsored post + giveaway but all opinions are my own – we really did love it! Nearly every time we taking visiting family and friends into the mountains we are asked if we have ever gone white water rafting. More often than not they are talking about Clear Creek which runs along I-70. Every time we have had to answer “no, but maybe some day”. That “some day” happened this past Tuesday! We were given an amazing opportunity to go white water rafting with AVA Colorado Rafting! Thanks to a perfectly timed email Chris and I were able to go rafting, GoPro the entire trip, share our experience here and…most importantly, give the same experience to a local – or visiting – reader! Prior to our … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Refueling with the Refreshing! {BlendsGiving}

Happy Summer! Yup, it is officially summer time! And thankfully summer has brought us some humidity and even a little rain. On Sunday night it thundered for hours. Not a lot of run but a ton of thunder and lightning. Fred hated it – lots of belly crawling, but I loved it. I love to just listen to the thunder. So much so that I forced Chris to head outside at 8pm just so I could get away from traffic sounds and listen to the rumble of thunder. We went at the perfect time – there were some huge thunder boomers that you could feel in your chest! The weather of the weekend was pretty perfect, at least for what we had planned. On Friday night I met up with some local Denver bloggers for BlendsGiving which is basically a … [Click Here For the Full Story]

The Dog Days Of Summer…?

It’s not quite summer and Fred is not a dog. However, it sure felt like summer today and Fred was acting an awful lot like a dog! I spent a few hours of my afternoon sitting at my computer desk pecking away at the keyboard. After about 20 minutes of prancing around my desk, laying on my arms and literally nosing the thumb pad on my laptop {while I was trying to use the actual mouse…} he decided to lay by my feet. Like a dog. He gave me the stink eye every time I moved my chair! He is such a weirdo. Over the few hours of “cat napping” he took on the poses of “The Sphinx”, “The Exhibitionist”, “Thumper The Rabbit” and “Dead Cat”. His foot was comically twitching in his “Thumper” pose – I think he was … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Mt Evans Ascent–I Survived!

In Colorado people do weird things and proclaim that it is all just to stay fit and have fun in the mountains. We turn an amphitheater into a place to run and an outdoor gym. We pack the bare essentials of life into over-sized backpacks and hike into the snowy wilderness. We commit full weekends to hiking miles up and down a mountain. All just for fun. Somehow this mindset has led to the weird delusion that running up a mountain is something to do for fun. It all started back in 1971 when the first group of crazy Coloradans decided to run up Mt Evans. It became a tradition and a well-known road race – the America’s Highest Road Race! This past Saturday I became a participant…and finisher! …at the start with Lynne, Paula and Jason… The Mt Evans … [Click Here For the Full Story]