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 →

Ragnar Trail Alafia River Florida

Merry Christmas readers! ğŸŽ…ğŸ»ğŸŽğŸŽ„It's been a very busy few weeks in preparation for the holidays. Now that presents have been exchanged over long FaceTime sessions with family, home-cooked dinners have been enjoyed, sugary Christmas cookies in the shapes of trees and bells have been devoured, Christmas Vacation has been watched, board games have been played... Continue Reading →

No, I haven’t been lazy

Well, it has been quite awhile since my last post (Thanks for the nudges Mom and Will). To be quite honest, I haven't been hiking too much lately. However, that doesn't mean that I've been sitting around on my comfy couch doing nothing (Tira, my cat, that's a different story. Talk about lazy!) For the... Continue Reading →

North Table: Not Just For Climbers

UPDATE: The Cottonwood Trail described in this post is temporarily closed until November 15, 2017 (yup, it closed just four days after we were on it). Apparently there were 20 rattlesnakes found on one part of the trail and 7 more on another part.  It is the time of year that these dangerous guys are... Continue Reading →

Autumn Along Bear Creek 

I have just realized that it has been a couple of weeks since my last post. It isn't that I haven't been active. I have. It's finally autumn in Denver and the Stone House Trail along Bear Creek near my house is glorious for running!  Since my last post, Hurricane Irma blew through my old... Continue Reading →

Flying J Ranch 

☑️ Check another Jefferson County Open Space Park off my list. This week I completed a morning trail run at Flying J Ranch Park in Conifer.  Pretty setting. Pleasant morning temperatures. Peaceful. Blue skies. Not too crowded on a Monday morning. (This trail is shared with mountain bikers and lots of dog walkers) This was... Continue Reading →

Lair o’ the Bear

It's summer in Denver! 90 degree temps during the day makes running a little difficult and very sweaty. Luckily, we live near some awesome open space parks in the foothills that are ideal for evening runs. Lair o' the Bear Park (best name ever!) offers great trails for hiking, mountain biking, and of course, running.... Continue Reading →

So I Guess I’m A Trail Runner Now

  My running resume: Grammar School: Track Team High School: Track and Cross Country Teams College: ummm, running from one end of the University at Buffalo campus to the other for class Las Vegas Living: The effort was made, but just too damn hot outside Key West Living: Ugh, attempts were made, just too hot... Continue Reading →

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