The Schoolyard Showdown: My First CrossFit Comp

July 1, 2015

I don’t frequently write about CrossFit. Instead, I tend to focus more on my outdoor pursuits like trail running and backpacking. That said, it doesn’t mean I don’t love the sport! I simply realize that those of you who don’t CrossFit really don’t care, and I respect that.

BUT GUYS! I competed in my first-ever CrossFit comp, so how can I NOT share that?!

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Giveaway: One Month to CorePower Yoga

June 30, 2015
CorePower Yoga

Y’all, summer has rolled into Denver and it arrived with a vengeance! Days are filled with sunshine while afternoons have been doused with light rain and crazy thunderstorms. I could do without the heat {and this odd, totally-foreign-to-me humidity!}, but I love how green and lush everything looks. Trails are covered in hip-tall grass and birds are chirping everywhere. If that’s not summer perfection, I don’t know what is!

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Currently: June

June 25, 2015

Whew! Life is ramping up and while it is all very good, it’s hard to stop spinning! I’ve had to make a concerted effort this week to catch up on life and see friends and family. Between Father’s Day, my Mom’s birthday on Tuesday and then an early birthday dinner last night for my best friend, we’ve been doing a lot of eating.

Fortunately, all the domestic stuff has a payoff: playtime! We’re also planning tons of outdoor adventures for the summer and just thinking about some of the plans gets me eager to pack up my backpack and hit the road. So, what’s going on in my life?

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Sustainable Fashion with tentree

June 22, 2015

I joke about my “hippy tendencies” but it’s really not funny; it’s the truth. And I’m okay with family and friends calling me a treehugger because I know my actions affect future generations. No, I’m not out there tying myself to a tree to prevent deforestation, but we do try to enact little things in our lifestyle to help a more sustainable future. For example:

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Merrick Backcountry: Happy Birthday to Tally!

June 19, 2015

This post is in partnership with Merrick Backcountry. Thoughts are my own.

Y’all, it’s Tally’s 9th birthday today! It’s hard to believe I brought Baby Girl home from the shelter 8.75 years ago. I swear, she still acts like a pup! {And I swear, I’m still in my 20s, right?! Haha…not even close.}

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Recap: Skirt Sports 13er-Turned-5K

June 17, 2015
Skirt Sports 5k

Pull myself together.

As of two days ago, that’s officially what I’m focusing on! You see, every year our business ramps up for the craziness that the month of May brings. We hire extra employees; we take on extra work; and we set about accomplishing every single installation before early June. It’s fun, it’s hectic and it’s stressful!

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