A lot of running is about lying to yourself -- about how hard things are and about how far you have left and about how far you've gone so far, etc. And I've just expanded that to now include what the songs on your playlist are actually about.Read More
Every time I go to a family gathering, someone asks me when kids are coming. Matt and I have been married for 4.5 years now, and according to American culture, we're past-due for kids on the life timeline.
Why do we do this to each other? Pressure each other to rush into things..
When I was in middle school, all I wanted was to be in high school. When I was in high school, all I wanted was to be in college. When I was in college, I could only think about how long until Ring Day or graduation. That's how our culture has wired us. Once we reach a milestone, we have to start thinking about the next, without taking much time to really enjoy where we are.Read More
Fall is the best, in my opinion. I freaking love it. Seasonal recipes for fall are superior to other seasonal recipes. Here's one of my new faves. It's especially great because it requires little effort to make a sharable portion for your next fall party or holiday gathering.Read More
I was super nervous about this race. I hadn't run a full marathon since 2010, and that race was brutal for me. I hurt my knee leading up to it by training stupidly and ended up getting a stress fracture during the race and walking the last 4-6 miles. And then after the race, I skipped all of my West Campus classes because that was just too far to walk. I couldn't even do the elliptical machine after the race for a good while. I was basically out of commission.Read More
Crested Butte is quite possibly my favorite town that I've ever been to. It's like what I imagine places like Boulder and Breckenridge were like before they blew up. It's such a cute little mountain town.
We made the 4.5 hour drive from Boulder because we read that Kebler Pass (west of Crested Butte) was the largest aspen grove in the state, and that this weekend was actually still peak for the fall colors. The rest of town peaked last week.Read More
I often semi-jokingly ask Matt things like, "What were the top 5 feelings you had today?" He's not much of a talk-about-your-feelings guy, so I think it's funny to ask him weird questions like that. Whether or not he thinks they're funny is still up for debate.
I, on the other hand, have plenty of emotions that I frequently [read: constantly] talk about. So, if you were curious, here are the top 5 (in no particular order) feelings that I have leading up to the Boulder Backroads Marathon this Sunday:Read More
What does that mean for me? If I am so much more excited about marrying my husband than I am about being united with Christ in full form. Does it have something to do with the fact that the wedding day isn't set? We're in a long engagement, of unknown duration. Perhaps that's what slows the excitement.
I've been chewing on this during my runs for over a week now. I want that excitement. I want to live in a way that longs for a much more perfect unity, the unity we all ultimately crave.Read More
To me, being at a place where I'm not learning is torture. I don't like stagnancy. I like challenges and growth and progress. I like to track improvements. This is part of why I love blogging so much. It allows me to exercise some of the skills I use at work in a new venue, while also allowing me to stretch myself in new ways.Read More
If you've been following me for a while, you're probably well aware of the fact that my fitness journey/passions have kind of been all over the place. I get really into something and then I drop it like a bad habit. I tend to have an obsessive personality.
For several years, I was doing the whole IIFYM/body building thing where you don't really do cardio and you measure and track every bite of food that you put into your body, aiming for specific carb, protein, fat numbers each day. Not gonna lie, that is an extremely effective way to get the lean muscle look, but it started to take a toll on me mentally and socially.Read More