The days are getting shorter, and it may be snowing in Denver this morning, but it's not too late to get out and do some weeknight hiking. It gives us something to look forward to in the middle of the work week and it's tons of fun! Here's how we make it happen successfully. Choose … Continue reading The Art of the Weeknight Hike
How is it October already?! The weather suddenly cooled off here and it is feeling very fall-like. Which means lots of baking and slow cooker meals, finally being cool enough to run after work, and patiently waiting for the trails to dry out so we can get on them! Welcome to our semi-monthly (when we … Continue reading Random Things – September
If you don't know already, I ran my first ultra in June. Many of you probably think I'm crazy, some of you think it's completely sane, and others might be suppressing the tiny feeling in the back of your head that you might want to run an ultra one day. This post is for all … Continue reading The Ultra Bug
A few weeks ago, I was going to the grocery store and asked Andrew if he wanted anything. To which he responded "Chocolate Malt". We've actually had unopened malt powder in our house for over a year, and it gave me an idea. A few mornings later, after a long Sunday CrossFit workout, I threw … Continue reading Chocolate Malt Recovery Shake
Last weekend, I went to my second (annual) REI Outessa, aka girls glamping weekend. It's a 3-day camping weekend for women where there are tons of outdoors-y classes and activities you can sign up for, lots of vendors who let you try out cool stuff, and hammock time. Basically... it's amazing. I went to one … Continue reading REI Outessa 2017
So Erica is out of town this weekend at what sounds like an awesome retreat. It is a women's weekend camp put on by REI. She did it last year and loved it, so she is in Mt. Hood and I'm taking over. I'm sure she'll have lots to write about when she gets back. … Continue reading Bike to Work!
Last weekend, for our anniversary, we headed to Southwest Colorado for a long weekend. We'll tell you about Telluride and Ouray later (we love them both!); today we're talking about our trek to the OPUS Hut! Before I start, let's all agree that sometimes it's good to challenge yourself. The OPUS Hut is a European-style hut … Continue reading The OPUS Hut: Trip Review