August 21, 2022

Race Report: Flyin’ Fast 5K

Laura finishing Flying Fast 5K

On Friday, I flew from Denver to Albany, New York – combining a week of workshops in NYC with an opportunity to visit my family in Saratoga. But while I was there, I also decided I wanted to try to finally go sub-20 in the 5K, and I found just the race in which to do it: the Flyin’ Fast 5K, a very tiny no-frills race organized by a local running coach who wanted to give his athletes the opportunity to test their fitness before diving into fall training. It was planned to be a flat point-to-point course with no …

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January 4, 2020

Vacation Recap: Winter Break, Week 1

Where to even begin with this recap? It’s been an amazing two full weeks off work, and while not everything played out exactly as expected, I’m pretty happy with how I spent my time. The Thursday before Christmas, I flew from Atlanta (where my client is) up to Albany (where my family is). My dad picked me up when I landed, and we hit the mall for me to pick up some Christmas gifts in store – a lot easier than trying to carry them all on the plane! From there, we met up with my mom for a little …

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November 2, 2019

Weekend Recap: Upstate New York Halloween


Weekend of October 25-27 Can you believe we had our first snowstorm in Colorado already?! I woke up on Thursday morning to find a few inches of snow… but I was flying out of town and off to upstate New York, where the fall foliage was still in brightly colored splendor. I flew into Syracuse, and had a work call come in before I had even made it off the jetway. With back to back calls the entire time on my drive from Syracuse to Ithaca, I arrived in Ithaca absolutely starving at 3pm, having not yet eaten lunch. I …

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April 6, 2019

Weekend Recap: Saratoga and Vail


My weekend started off with a little trip – up to Albany, New York to visit my family! I’ve been working on a project in New York City recently, which made it feasible to pop up to Albany for two days before flying home. While it’s not part of the “weekend”, my mom came down to New York on Tuesday, and we were able to get discounted tickets on Tuesday night to see Kelli O’Hara in Kiss Me Kate. Then on Wednesday, I won the Kinky Boots lottery and we got to see that from fabulous seats in one of the side boxes! …

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December 8, 2018

Weekend Recap: Thanksgiving

After getting back to the car post-turkey trot (race report here), it took a while for my hands to warm up. But warm up they did, and by the time everyone else got to the car, I was done feeling sorry for myself for how cold my hands were. And I was psyched to head to my brother’s boss’ house across the street for post-race brunch! My brother’s boss, Julie, lives in a classic and beautiful Victorian house right off Broadway in Saratoga… and when we stepped inside, I saw that not only had it been beautifully updated, but it …

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