I've been reflecting back on my trip to China lately for a couple of reasons. The clean Colorado air. I've done a lot of hiking since I got back, starting at over 6,000 feet elevation and increasing 1,000 or more through the course of the hike. I hike fast and require huge gulps of air … Continue reading Do All The Things
In 2013, I griped when my then-partner wanted us to run the mile to the gym and back for our workouts rather than drive. In 2014, I participated in my first 5k. I brought my dog, who is not built for running, so I'd have an excuse for stopping frequently as he pooped, sniffed, and … Continue reading Am I a “Runner”?
After 15 months of butt-kicking workouts, I'm no longer an Orange Theory member. I loved Orange Theory and give that place half the credit for my performance on my first half marathon earlier this year. The consistent training got me to increase my flat road pace a full mile per hour and then the coaches … Continue reading Yoga Required
Mile 1: It's 6:59 AM. I just peed 10 minutes ago and I really have to go again because despite the cold, I'm only wearing a tank top and capri yoga pants, and I've just chugged a cup of coffee to warm up and a bottle of water to combat the dehydrating effect of the coffee, … Continue reading 13.11 on a Mesa in Southern Utah
Big Bend is the least visited of our national parks. In 2016, it saw just 388,290 visitors, compared to the 11,312,786 who went to the most visited, Great Smoky Mountains. This is not a surprise, given its location in an almost-forgotten corner of Texas, an 8.5 hour drive from Dallas, if you speed and don't stop … Continue reading Feats of Endurance
My recent 180 on Boulder has got me thinking about all the other things I've done in the last three months that I never thought I would. Being single gives me a lot more time to spend with the girls. In the core group I hang with, five of the six of us terminated our long term … Continue reading Sanctuary 2.0: I Never Thought I Would…
REDACTED What else are people writing in the A to Z Blog Challenge? Check out today's featured blog, sponsored by the letter T: Travel With Archie. Filled with delightful experiences in wonderful places. And she writes about Rochester, NY, near where I grew up. No one ever wrote about Rochester!
REDACTED What else are people writing in the A to Z Blog Challenge? Check out today's featured blog, sponsored by the letter R: Relax-N-Rave. I just love this post on obsolete decor. Shaggy carpets, bean bag chairs, massive TV consoles - yup, we had that all growing up and no one should have them … Continue reading Romeo
For 30 years my diet consisted of processed food, junk food, and candy. So much candy. It’s a genetic miracle that my innards didn’t just completely shrivel up and reject life for lack of proper nutrition. And how I stayed a trim 112 pounds that whole time is also a genetic miracle because, the occasional … Continue reading Exercise