health

What Am I Eating These Days? {Giveaway}

January 29, 2015
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It’s about to get crazy up in here!

Since all of this food drama started, I’ve had to revamp my previous interpretation of a meal. No more sandwiches for lunch and heavily processed stuff like pasta and canned foods went right out the window for dinner. When you combine that with the fact that Will doesn’t eat pig or cow {nor do I like either of them– bacon included!}, we need to be creative with our cooking.

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skiing

Never Summer Yurts: Nokhu Hut

January 27, 2015
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Naturally, one trip to this beautiful neck of the woods wasn’t enough; we had to go back for round two!

{And be prepared: we have a third yurt trip planned in March, only there is a moonlight ski involved!}

For our second venture into the Never Summer Yurt system, we chose the Nokhu Hut. Yes, it’s a hut but it was so quaint and cozy that it reminded me of a yurt anyway!

The Nokhu Hut has the shortest and easiest skin I’ve ever encountered in the backcountry: a whopping 1.5 miles! We knew that we could easily get into the hut, so we didn’t stress about our arrival time at the trailhead. As a result, we booted up and stepped into our skis just as the sun dropped behind the mountains. Fortunately, the moon shone brightly so the four of us only needed one headlamp to light the path to the hut.

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colorado

Happy Birthday, Rocky Mountain National Park!

January 26, 2015
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100 years.

On January 26, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed some paperwork that allowed a chunk of land in Northern Colorado to become Rocky Mountain National Park. With that, the 265,000+ acres became a piece of Colorado history that has continued to expand throughout the years.

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health

Resolution #2: How To Move More {Giveaway}

January 20, 2015
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Y’all this has been one tricky goal to nail down! Let’s start from the beginning, shall we?

And if you’re confused on what goals I’m referring to, click on the link in the prior sentence. That should clear things up!

When I initially decided to use my new vívofit to help move more, it was easy. The bars on the screen would turn red, signalling my sloth-like behavior, and I’d get up and walk around the house.

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trail running

Avoiding Triggers in My Running Fuel

January 16, 2015
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Y’all, this Great Food Experiment combined with 55k training has been tough!

{On the bright side, hitting my daily steps on my vívofit is not tough when I have a long run scheduled!}

For most trail and ultra runners, I’ve heard that aid stations are the highlight of the course. Not only do you get to see smiling faces and cozy chairs, but the food is glorious! Quesadillas, chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, pb&j sandwiches, Nutella, tomato soup, gummy bears, bean burritos, potato chips, Rice Crispy treats, Oreos and pretzels are just a few of the delightful snacks that I’ve seen at these stations.

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skiing

Never Summer Nordic Yurts: Lower Montgomery Pass

January 12, 2015
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This post is sponsored by Eddie Bauer and Travel+Leisure magazine.

I’m so excited to finally share our backcountry yurt adventure with y’all! The Never Summer Nordic Yurt system is located in Northern Colorado near Cameron Pass. I’ve heard about these yurts for years but instead, always opted for our traditional hut trips. However, this year we decided to live a little and branch out. We booked our trip for the weekend after Christmas. And with that, to Lower Montgomery Pass Yurt we went!

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