Tuesday, July 22, 2014
I am not convinced that there is a better way to start the day.

I am not convinced that there is a better way to start the day.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

And this one from a few weeks ago that landed us way above the clouds on Bear Peak.

Reminding myself of better runs from the not too far off past. Like this one, which the furry girl and I did up stupidly steep Mt Royal on the 4th of July.

Some days you can run forever. Some days are a slog. Most days fall somewhere in between.

And then there’s days like today where you fight for every step and nothing will turn it around and you run/walk/hobble through the first seven miles of your scheduled 10 miler and then throw in the towel, buy yourself an iced coffee, and walk it home, thanking your lucky stars that you didn’t head out on the longer loop that you had originally planned.

And you live to fight another day.

I’ve had a lot of good runs lately but this wasn’t one of them. Trying to wrap my brain around going double the distance next weekend at altitude with a donkey. And then there’s the little problem of needing to get my ass (without a donkey) 17 miles and 5000 vertical feet up and over Imogene Pass in September.

Patience …

Friday, July 18, 2014
It had been a couple months since I paid a visit to my Physical Terrorist.
In a few days this will feel really good. Today, however, it does NOT feel good.

It had been a couple months since I paid a visit to my Physical Terrorist.

In a few days this will feel really good. Today, however, it does NOT feel good.

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Shovels and Rope opening for the Avett Brothers. Crushing it. In one of my favorite places on earth.

Shovels and Rope opening for the Avett Brothers. Crushing it. In one of my favorite places on earth.

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Case in point.
A few weeks ago I bought myself a paddleboard and now my husband, furry dog, toddler, and mom have all been out on it. I’m converting people and canines one by one … 

Case in point.

A few weeks ago I bought myself a paddleboard and now my husband, furry dog, toddler, and mom have all been out on it. I’m converting people and canines one by one … 

Oh, hey.

What’s up, Tumblr? It’s been a long time, eh? A really long damn time. I’ve missed you. 

Here’s what’s been going on:

  • I quit my job. I started spending more time with my kid and doing some writing on the side. It’s been awesome.
  • Lots of running. So much damn running.
  • Lots of paddleboarding. So much damn paddleboarding. I’m addicted.
  • A little time on the mountain bike.
  • A lot of time in the mountains. 
  • Chickens. 
  • Donkeys.
  • Toddlers.
  • Life.

It’s been rad, mostly, and I’ve got a lot to tell you. It’s good to be back. 

Saturday, March 15, 2014
She keeps us all safe. 

She keeps us all safe. 

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Ten miles with this guy today.
I probably walked half of those miles (doctor’s orders …) but it was still a pretty perfect morning.

Ten miles with this guy today.

I probably walked half of those miles (doctor’s orders …) but it was still a pretty perfect morning.