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July 3, 2021

Weekend Recap: Misty Meadow Mountain and Vail Beer Festival

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Friday was my company’s annual promotion day, where all the promotions for the year are announced, and we celebrate. This year, we were still obviously not doing an in-person celebration, but our local office arranged for a magician to perform on Zoom (and he was┬áphenomenal, – I wasn’t expecting much over Zoom, but it was awesome!), and the national organization arranged for Keith Urban to perform. I haven’t really listened to much Keith Urban in a while, but I got really into it, singing and dancing in front of my laptop screen ­čÖé Now I want to go to a …

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September 18, 2020

Weekend Recap: Committing to an Ultra

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My weekend kicked off with a fun (but safe) social event – my best friend Heather’s birthday! We had been discussing for weeks what to do to celebrate, since Heather is equally cautious about COVID, and she ultimately decided she wanted to invite a small group of people to meet for beers on the patio at Four Noses, her favorite brewery. It was wonderful! We had to wait a while (literally 1.5 hours) for a table to open up, but we were able to hang out in the parking lot talking away from everyone else in the meantime, and it …

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January 3, 2020

Two Nights Before the Race: HITS Sarasota Olympic Triathlon

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I’m really nervous. I’m on a plane to do my first triathlon on Sunday – the HITS Sarasota, Olympic distance. I feel reasonably prepared from a physical standpoint (well, mostly), but there is a lot lacking in my preparation. Namely, around all the stuff. One big selling point for running is that all you really need is a well-fitting pair of sneakers , even if you’re doing a full marathon. A watch? Helpful but not necessary. Gels / fancy nutrition? They hand it out along the course (as long as you’re not too particular about what kind you eat). Special …

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June 18, 2019

Bitten by the Running Bug: Upcoming Races and Summer Events

I’ve been bit by the running bug. Last month, I was shocked when I ran the Colorado Classic 10 Miler and ran a 7:30 pace (at altitude). In spite of that big win, I was surprised again when I ran the Bolder Boulder and PRed by 90 seconds, over a time I already thought was really fast last year. And two weeks ago at Orangetheory, on a run for distance, I hit 5K in just 18:54… two whole minutes under my actual 5K race PR last fall of 20:54! I feel like my running has been really inconsistent over the …

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August 17, 2018

Upcoming Race: Getaway 5K / 10K in Boulder (Discount Inside!)

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This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and Getaway 5K. All opinions are my own. This morning, I planned to start my day in my favorite way: running with several of my best girlfriends. A few years ago, my friend Heidi started a group email for early weekday morning trail runs. Now, we try to hit the trails every Friday before work. This year I haven’t made it out often due to a lot of 6am and 7am calls I couldn’t miss, but I was thrilled to be able to make it to Apex today for what I thought would be …

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