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September 12, 2019

Vacation Recap: MidwEx Experience Camp

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Two weeks ago, I once again had the opportunity to spend a week volunteering with Experience Camps. Experience Camps is a nonprofit organization that organizes free one-week sleepaway camps for grieving children who have lost a parent or sibling. Last year, I volunteered at the Southern California location (CalEx); this year, I had the opportunity to help Experience Camps open a brand new camp in Michigan (MidwEx). I’ve been pretty swamped since getting back to reality, but over the weekend, I got a thank you video from ExCamps… and teared up hearing the kids say thank you directly. (Click here …

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August 5, 2019

Weekend Recap / Race Report: Dynafit Camp Hale Half Marathon

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Weekend of July 19-21 My weekend started a little bit early – with the kickoff of Back on my Feet (BoMF) Denver at 6:30am. I first heard about BoMF years ago, when Ericka used to volunteer with them in DC. BoMF seeks to combat homelessness by first building confidence and self-esteem through weekly group runs, then enrolling participants in financial literacy classes and job skills training. I was really excited they were coming to Denver! The run was scheduled to start at Denver Rescue Mission’s Crossing facility, where I’ve spent time mentoring women in the STAR program, so I was hoping …

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June 21, 2019

Weekend Recap: Weekend Warrior Workouts

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My weekend kicked off combining work and play on Friday afternoon: one of my coachees came over with his wife and baby to catch up over drinks on the deck! Unfortunately, the weather turned stormy right before they came over, so we had to relocate from the deck to the living room. But even though we couldn’t enjoy the summer weather, we had a great conversation about both work challenges / opportunities and personal life. After they left, I puttered around making a light dinner, then headed to bed early with a book. But the book turned out to be …

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February 6, 2019

Weekend Recap: Perfectly Split Winter Weekend

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Recap of January 18-20 My Friday started out slammed with calls / meetings starting at 6am, and it wasn’t until 9am that I looked out the window and realized… it was a blizzard! I had a lot of trouble driving to my 10am meeting, and even more trouble getting home afterward. Coming up McCaslin, I counted five cars that were just totally stuck on the side of the road, unable to make it up the hill. I was thanking my lucky stars that my Jeep was able to make it, especially since I know I am overdue for some new …

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January 4, 2019

Holiday Shutdown: Vacation Recap

My firm always shuts down for the week between Christmas and New Year’s, so rather than two weekend recaps, I’ll recap the full holiday break. It was lazy and wonderful! Christmas vacation partially kicked off on Thursday, December 20th, with my mom’s arrival at Denver Airport. She was here to stay for ten days, and I was excited! I usually spend Thanksgiving in Colorado and Christmas in New York, but this year I reversed that pattern. When my mom arrived, we had a quiet night Thursday: just the two of us, some Chinese takeout, and a movie. The last time …

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