Staunton State Park Hike 2

If you read my previous post "Staunton State Park Hike 1", you will see that I experienced a few trail fails. A week later, I ventured back up to Staunton for a different hike and I remedied those mistakes. This time I brought even more drinking water, more food, and Ibuprofen. I also brought my... Continue Reading →

Staunton State Park Hike 1

Staunton State Park is located in Pine, Colorado only 40 Miles southwest of downtown Denver. Staunton opened in May 2013, making it the newest state park and I highly recommend checking it out. I love visiting this park for a few reasons: 1. Well maintained, well marked trails that never feel crowded. Very serene, peaceful.... Continue Reading →

Roxborough State Park

It's springtime in Colorado! The snowshoes and snowboard have been put away in our "fun closet" until next winter. Yes, I said "fun closet"....haha. It's filled with bocce balls, Kubb (a Viking yard game), frisbees, football, basketball, fishing pole, disc golf gear, scuba gear, skis, snowboards, ice skates, camping gadgets, and snowshoes. What can I... Continue Reading →

Riding at “The Love”

On Christmas morning 2015, I awoke to a scavenger hunt carefully planned by my boyfriend, Aaron. (Cue the "awwwwws".....I love scavenger hunts!! Fun Fact: Someday, I'm going to be a contestant on the Amazing Race, just you wait 😜) As I followed the clues, I was eventually led to our building's parking garage. Excitedly, I... Continue Reading →

F.E.A.R.

I have always tried to avoid activities with extreme exposure because I have a tremendous fear of heights (no skydiving for this chic). My heart starts racing, I sweat profusely, I experience shortness of breath, and my legs and hands tremble uncontrollably. It isn't a pleasant feeling. Once, I thought I was going to have... Continue Reading →

31 Day Challenge Finale!

Thank you Ragnar for challenging me to get off the couch in the dead of winter and be active in one form or another! Pretty fun, well rounded month: *1 Snowshoe adventure ❄️ *11 Run Days🏃‍♀️ *1 Snowboarding day at the Love 🏂 *6 Gym Days🏋️‍♂️ *1 Dam🌅 *8 Lakes🌳 *Family activity days with Mom,... Continue Reading →

31 Day Challenge…Still At It

*Check out my previous post to read all about the 31 Day Challenge. Now carry on.... Well, I'm still plugging away at The 31 Day Challenge. The weather has turned a bit colder here in Colorado. Winter has come! I've had a handful of boring gym treadmill days, but I've still managed to get outside... Continue Reading →

Ragnar 31 Day Challenge

WEEK ONE in the books of Ragnar's 31 Day Challenge! Check out my previous post "Happy New Year 2018!" for the details on this challenge. Here's a summary, in pics of course, of week 1: Day 1: Aaron and I spent the sunny day snowshoeing at Jones Pass. Fantastic leg workout. Day 2: Aaron and... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year 2018!

Happy New Year everyone! Usually at the end of every December I start crafting my "list" for the coming year. What is this list I speak of? Well, I write down all of the places I would like to visit in the coming year (usually a new National Park or two). I write down things... Continue Reading →

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