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
We just got back from our Ouray/Telluride trip and the OPUS hut, and can't wait to tell you all about it! Spoiler alert: we made it out alive, but there were some close calls. But today, I'm going to tell you about my 5 favorite trails near Denver since I haven't gotten my photos loaded … Continue reading 5 Favorite Trails Near Denver
Can you spot Layla? This weekend is our first anniversary (of being married... it's like our 8th of being together)! We are super excited to be heading to Telluride to celebrate this weekend and we finally get to stay in the OPUS hut!! But today, we are rewinding all the way back to last year … Continue reading Our Yurt Mini-moon: Never Summer Yurts
Our first new stuff and random thoughts monthly installment - Basically this is going to be about some new things we've done in the past month that we've enjoyed and some random thoughts that I think would be fun to share. Let's get started! First I would like to explain this "epic" 4 day bachelor … Continue reading New Stuff and Random Thoughts – July
Last weekend, Andrew was at the world's longest bachelor party (4 days), so I did what a wife does in that situation - organized a ladies' backpacking trip! We ended up with a pretty small crew of ladies + lady dogs and it was a blast. On Saturday morning, we all met at Kate's to … Continue reading Ladies’ Backpacking Trip!
Sorry - we aren't extreme enough to bring the nice camera biking, so we only got iPhone photos. Probably my second summer living in Colorado, we were in Buena Vista camping with friends and decided to go mountain biking. I'd never been before but liked road biking and mountains, so it seemed like a good … Continue reading How to Start Mountain Biking When You’re Terrified but have FOMO
Okay - so if you've talked with a few endurance athletes in your life, you've probably heard at least one of them say "you have to get your nutrition right". OR... if you were me at 19 training for my first marathon, you might have gone for all of your long runs with no water … Continue reading Frozen Post-workout Treats: Granita