Snowy Trail Runs

Earlier this week I definitely felt needless guilt about not braving the cold to run. I even swore off all self inflicted hatred and misery for the sake of running when I want, because I want until legit training starts back up. Then I got a little stir crazy. I wanted to get outside and play in the snow. Heading into the mountains for snowboarding wasn’t in the cards so I opted for frigid, snowy runs. The hardest part of winter running (for me) is the dark. Its dark when I get up, its dark when I get home from work. Its always dark. Yes, I know the entire internet and social media sphere has already whined about this but its true. I don’t mind the actual dark but it makes trail time a challenge, especially with snow, ice and … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Backcountry: Our First Time Skinning

A few months ago we purchased two Voile splitboards at a killer discount on The Clymb then spent another month researching all the other gear we’d need – skins, bindings, beacons, shovels, probes, trekking poles, etc. Uh, there is a lot that goes into splitboarding. With in-bounds/resort boarding you simply screw a pair of bindings to a board and you’re off. With splitboarding you have to pick out skins and potentially bindings. The skins need to be trimmed to fit your board which is nerve wrecking – I cut up $175 strips of sticky plush with the equivalent of a letter opener! Next you have to decide if you’re spending more money on splitboard specific bindings or if you’re going to rig up your in-bounds bindings to work. We did the latter. They work fine. Yea, this was all a … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Snowboarding…in October

This post is going to be a prime example of how NOT to humble brag…I’m just straight up bragging, nothing humble is going on here! Its October, we went snowboarding and we took photos just so we could tell the world how cool Colorado is! Somewhere under my layers is my beloved Columbia mid-weight baselayer. Seriously love that thing! The snow wasn’t perfect and the resort was barely open – only 4 worthy runs open – but we were decked out in our gear and strapped to our snowboards well before Thanksgiving! We went to Arapahoe Basin and they have actually been open since October 13th but we finally found the time to head up this past Monday. Its weird to think about snowboarding when Denver is still toasty warm…or randomly rainy. When we were at ABasin it was sunny … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Think Snow!

Guess what? Last Friday we got snow! Okay, so maybe that is old news considering it is now Tuesday, but I have snowy photos to share and we are in full blown snow mode so I’m going to talk about it a few days late! Green Mountain / William F Hayden Park Chris snagged those photos when he headed out for a snowy, muddy run on Friday morning. By the time I left work at 3pm the only evidence of snow was far off on the foothills and mountains. Regardless, our brains kicked into winter mode. I wore boots two days in a row, we pulled out our winter jackets and our credit card started to cry. Every year we throw down the poor, abused piece of plastic to buy season passes. Our first year in Colorado we went with … [Click Here For the Full Story]

24 hours later…

A lot can change in a few hours – especially if it involves the weather of Colorado! Last week we went from 60 degrees at 10am to snow at 6pm. Seriously, run group people were talking about running in shorts that morning while wearing three layers for the PM group run. Colorado cannot make up its mind! Last night very few of us showed up for the Wednesday night group run. By very few I mean two. Probably because it was a snowy mess outside… …7pm Wednesday Night……also exactly what it looked like at 6am Thursday Morning… We ended up with about 6 inches of snow on the ground and cars – the roads were just a wet mess. But this is Colorado so this morning it didn’t feel weird to pack shorts for this evening’s run. Shorts were a … [Click Here For the Full Story]