Back from Colorado

It’s been a long weekend but one that I definitely needed.  I’ve been really stressed and a little unhappy with things in my life so I needed some time to just loosen up and have a good time.  The only thing that really sucked about this trip was Willie couldn’t go with me.  I really enjoy having adventures with my husband but this one we couldn’t make work.

I had a great time.  I have lots to blog about so I’ll be loading up the blog to get things out of the way.  I really planned on doing more blogging while I was away but I was really taking the time to relax.

Here are some of the greatest hits:

I took the #tea tour and learned a lot. I'm so happy I got to do this. Guess who is in a good mood with a new favorite tea flavor? #celestialseasonings #boulder #travelgram
My first stop was the Celestial Seasonings factory. I literally left the airport and went straight here. This was a great way to start this trip off.

Picking up some goodies from one of my fav #running stores! Love @runnersroost! I love being here! #travelgram #runchat #embracethespace
I went to my favorite running store ever! The people here are just really nice and always make me feel at home. They have made me an honorary Colorado gal and keep in touch throughout the year. You never know what type of impression you will make on someone when you first them. These were people I met in passing but have become some good folks to know.

I just took a gnarly 90 min ride through the #Rockies to run a 10k trail race. It's totally worth it and 40 degrees. 10k today, marathon tomorrow. #yolo #fitfluential #colorado #travel #runchat #running #webeatfat
I explored the Rocky Mountains!

I successfully parallel parked my rental car ON THE FIRST TRY!

I woke up at 3:00 am the entire time I was there because I wanted to explore the rockies and run some races. All that racing meant I had to take some ice baths. I cleared out the hotel ice machine!

This morning I limped around the airport because I hurt myself during yesterday’s race. I had to improvise so i shoved ice packs in my running tights. But there will be more on that in my race recap. Pain in temporary but I made some memories that I’ll never forget. I can’t wait to tell you about it all.

Did you have a good weekend? Are you a mountain or beach person?

Things I’m looking forward to doing in …

Things I’m looking forward to doing in Denver

Note: This post was written on the plane this morning but I couldn’t get a wifi connection to post it earlier. I’m still posting it though because I took the time to write it. I had a super early flight this morning. I had to leave the house at 2:30am to make it to the airport. Obviously, that was too early for breakfast so I had to wait until after I made it through security. I packed some traditional oats in my backpack. When I found a coffee shop I got a cup of hot water and made my oats.… View Post

What’s in my race pack?

What’s in my race pack?

I’m leaving for Denver soon for the Revel Rockies Inaugural Marathon and I’m so excited.  The only thing about traveling is you have to pack.  I really dislike packing because I’m an over packer.  I don’t want to forget anything! Plus when I’m going away for a race, I never know what I’m going to want to wear.  I have to bring options!  It’s always hard! But first, did you see my ice bucket challenge from yesterday? Now back to my trip! As far as the food goes, I’m limited until I can get there.  I measured out my oatmeal… View Post

ABC: My 9th Half Marathon Race Goals

ABC: My 9th Half Marathon Race Goals

Happy Friday! I’m waiting at the airport for my flight so it’s the perfect time to think about my weekend goals. Run Eat Repeat taught me a thing or two about setting a/b/c goals for my races.  I usually set change my goals to make myself feel better when I’m done running a race.  I thought this time I would hold myself accountable and really stick with my goals…and find another way to make myself feel accomplished after a race. <\center>Packing for this race was a huge challenge for me because it’s going to be cold, like 40 something. I’m… View Post