I love this little hike. It's easy & shaded for a summer stroll and not too steep/dangerous for a winter outing. We've done this hike twice now. Once the day after Christmas, and once last week. I had a friend in town visiting and we had done a 2hr bike ride the day before, so I just didn't want to do Sanitas or Royal Arch. Also, I'm 22 weeks pregnant and it was 95 degrees outside.Read More
Favorite meals this week: Momos at Sherpa Restaurant
Things we bought for baby: My mother-in-law sent us the car seat we registered for already + my friend who was visiting this week bought baby a little PNW onesie + a hoodie that says Brooklyn.Read More
I don't know that I would have said that I have ever been completely not vain in my life. I've definitely struggled with body image pretty significantly in the past, but for some reason, upon re-discovering running and moving away from the world of "fitfam" where people post photos of their rock hard abs on Instagram every day, I thought that I was past it. I thought I had shifted my mindset more towards health instead of the number on the scale or the way I look in the mirror.
I was wrong.Read More
How I've felt in my workouts: Good. Definitely continuing to slow things down and to take it easy on weights because I get out of breath so easily. One of my books told me to not lift so heavy that you're holding your breath at all while lifting. Which for me means lifting pretty light weights these days. Lat pulldowns with 50lbs, curls with 10s or 8s, etc.Read More
After leaving Washington and doing a mini hike around Snoqualmie Falls, we drove down to visit Portland (and do an even more mini hike).
You can see the Multonomah Falls from the parking lot. So basically, if you just want to see the falls, you only have to walk 2-3min on paved ground to get to the unreal, postcard-quality views.Read More
If you're looking for an intense, backwoods, secluded hike, this is not the one for you. If, however, you are pregnant and looking to see some pretty stuff with minimal effort/risk of falling/not having to carry a pack, this mini hike is perfect.
There are two viewpoints for Snoqualmie Falls. Technically, you can just park at the lower falls, walk 5min, go back to the car, drive to the upper falls lot, walk 2min, and be done. We wanted to put a little effort in, so we parked at the lower falls, went to the viewpoint, then hiked up to see the upper falls viewpoint, and came back down to the car.Read More
I am really super proud of myself for my performance at this race!
I love this race. As I mentioned in my race recap last year, I think it's really cool that this race is set up to be enjoyable for anyone -- you can race it, you can jog it pregnant [me this year], you can slip and slide it, you can run it tipsy, you can walk it with a baby on your back, you can run it dressed like a pizza -- any way you want to participate is fair game and there are hundreds of others also doing it just like you.Read More
One of Matt's friends from high school was visiting Denver this past weekend, so we ended up hanging out with a bunch of guys from his glory days at Cy-Fair High in Texas. Whenever anyone visits, we pretty much always plan to go to a brewery and take them on a hike. The guys went to Coors in Golden (I stayed home that day), and then we did this little, but beautiful, hike in Estes Park.Read More