Merry Christmas FITaspire Family!!

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Merry Christmas to the wonderful FITaspire Family (that’s you!) from our white Christmas here in Colorado. I hope you have a wonderful celebration today, surrounded by people you love!! As you’re enjoying my favorite holiday, take a moment to remember the reason we celebrate Christmas. Remember the miracle baby, born in Bethlehem in a humble […]

12 Things I Love About Christmas

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I’m feeling very in the Christmas spirit these days! Last year’s season feeling too short, since we went on vacation before Christmas . That makes year feels particularly wonderful! My early start to planning (thanks to my Christmas Checklist) has helped prevent the last-minute scramble and I’m enjoying every minute. So why am I so […]

Best Subscription Boxes [Gift Ideas!]

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With Christmas getting closer every day,  There have already been so many wonderful gift list ideas shared (like my fitness gift list).  Today I wanted to share something a little different. If you’re still trying to figure out what to give that special someone in your life, a subscription box is a great way to […]

35 Life Lessons for 35 years

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Tomorrow I turn 35. Mid thirties. This age that has been a dividing line in my mind for a very long time. It means next year I get to compete in the 35-39 age group in all running & duathlon events, over 35 category in WBFF bikini. I am officially in my mid-30s. And I […]

5 Ways to Say Thank You

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which is commonly associated with big family dinners and turkey. Part of what I’ve been focusing on all month is gratitude – and what better day to be extra thankful than on the day that has “Thanks” in its name. So I challenge you to find an extra way to say Thank […]

Christmas Checklist: 24 Tips to Get Organized + Have Fun

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This might seem like a strange post, coming from a self-proclaimed one holiday at a time girl. I swear I’m not rushing the holidays. I’m looking forward to spending Thanksgiving week in Atlanta with Kirk’s family, then visiting my family in Florida, so I’ll be squeezing plenty of thankfulness into a 5-day-period. There will be […]

3 Reasons I’m a Jeep Girl (Again)

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When I was in high school, I developed a crush. Not on a guy, but on a Jeep Wrangler. In fact I was known to sing “Jeep, Jeep, Jeep” whenever I saw one. Then I met a guy who bought one of his own. Just another reason Kirk and I got along so well. 7 […]

Adventures in France: Versailles and Paris

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It’s finally time for the last installment of our vacation in France! Two weeks is a wonderfully long time and it has taken over a month to share everything with you. After finishing our cycling tour of Bordeaux, we headed back up to Versailles to spend a few days exploring this area. You can catch up […]

Currently: October

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I intended to be sharing the next installment in our France vacation recap today, but I’m currently in San Francisco and my photos are waiting editing back home in Colorado. So instead, I thought it would be fun to share an update on normal life right now. Instead of answering questions, I thought I’d just […]