Speed {+Agility} Work at BRC

At exactly 5:48pm this afternoon I shoveled the last spoonful of Marshmallow Matey’s {the funemployed girls Lucky Charms…with twice as many marshmallows!} into my mouth, jumped from the couch and grabbed whatever run clothes I could find. I was going running and I only had 12 minutes to get my act together! Earlier in the day I’d talked myself out of Wednesday’s group work – I ran this morning and had a race on Thursday morning. Plus it was hot out and the couch was comfy. Then I remembered we were demoing Adidas shoes at Boulder Running Company tonight so out the door I went! …my motivators of the run……breakfast at 5:30pm & Adidas ADIOS – world record breaking shoes…. The closer I got to BRC the crazier the traffic got. Not normal at all…maybe there was an accident?! When … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Thank you! {#BostonStrong}

I had high hopes for the weather today…it was a gorgeous weekend, why would that change on Monday? Well, it would change because it is Colorado and after spending an entire winter begging for snow we are now getting it. In the few hours between 10am and 6pm the weather changed from 57 and sunny to 23 and snowing. Sounds like a great night for a group run, right? …this was at 5:30pm, add about 3 more inches as of 11pm… Thankfully Denver is full of crazies who won’t let a little snow and wind stop them! We had a great turnout at Boulder Running Company for the #BostonStrong run – far more than I expected, even with the FB RSVP’s! Thank you to everyone who came out! It felt amazing to having so many “strangers” come together to show … [Click Here For the Full Story]

#BostonStrong Denver

I have been writing this post for a few hours – in my head, on paper and finally in Live Writer. I can’t get my words to say what I need them to. I’m angry. Irrationally so. Its kind of scary. With every other US tragedy I’ve just naturally detached myself from the entire situation. I couldn’t tell you anything about my thoughts/feelings in the days after the Twin Towers went down, I don’t know where I was when I heard about the Virginia Tech shooting, I have no idea how I heard about the Aurora theatre shooting and I couldn’t tell you what I was feeling when I read about the CT school shooting. Its not that I don’t care – I really do care. I just acknowledge it, talk about it a bit, conclude that some people just … [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]

Mysterious Speed = New Shoes!

I haven’t spent much time talking about running…partly because I haven’t been doing much running. Life has been happening. A lot of life. And unfortunately, even with fancy new shoes to motivate me, running has been pushed aside. At least a little bit. The exciting part of running hasn’t been happening, although a few miles have magically appeared. One of those magical miles just so happened to be speedy fast. Last Wednesday I managed to scamper away from work just long enough to head out for a group run with Boulder Running Company. I have been able to get to their early morning boot camps pretty consistently but have been missing out on Wednesday night’s speed work. Of course the day I finally manage to show put they decide to do a time trial! However…I managed to hold back my … [Click Here For the Full Story]