I’m in! Wait…how far?! {Wild West Relay}

I really like to be a good friend and help people out. Its what I do. Or at least I’m using the “I’m just that nice” excuse to justify how quickly I agreed to help out Paula when her Wild West Relay team needed a back up team mate. One of their runners is battling an injury and won’t be able to participate in the 200 mile relay race from Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs. The email chain started last week and I immediately replied “I’m in!” and then decided to follow that up with “uh, how many miles do I need to run?”. Hey, at least I had the sense to ask one important question! I also managed to check my calendar to make sure I was available. What I failed to really process was the fact that this … [Click Here For the Full Story]

BLENDSgiving

I had this post started last week. I had grand plans to post it last Monday…but then life happened. Rather than spending the week going about our usual work schedules, skipping out on Thanksgiving traditions and heading up into the mountains for snowboarding we made an unscheduled trip back to Wisconsin. But for all the wrong reasons. While we were able to be home for Thanksgiving it wasn’t for happy reasons. We made the 17 hour drive to spend time with family and to share stories about and memories of Chris’s grandmother who passed away last week. In short, it kind of sucked. At least the premise behind our visit sucked. However, we were able to spend a few days with family we don’t get to see very often. For example, we got to meet my nephew for the first … [Click Here For the Full Story]