Adventures in France: Bordeaux + Saint Macaire


Are you ready for more from our vacation in France? Last week I recapped our time in the Loire Valley, which was the first 3 days of the trip. Now it’s time to hop on a train even further south, to Bordeaux. You can see all my France vacation recaps here. Day 1 – Bordeaux Even if you’re […]

Adventures in France: Loire Valley


A little over a week of our amazing French vacation has come and gone. With a two week vacation, we still have a full 5 days of relaxation and beautiful France to go. But I have had some down time to start editing photos to share with you, as well. You can see all my France vacation […]

Making Every Day More Like Vacation

4 Tips to make every day more like Vacation //

Happy Labor Day!! When we take vacation that overlaps with a holiday, we always say it doesn’t even count as a real vacation day. It’s free days and vacation doesn’t really start until tomorrow, even though we are currently in France. Yes, we’re nerdy like that! Since I think we all could use a little […]

Planning an Active Vacation in France


I make no secret about the fact that I work for vacation. If I could figure out a way to travel the world, exploring new places, and get paid for it – I would. Until then, I plan my year around the trips that we can fit into our vacation time. With so many places […]

Hanging Lake Hike in Glenwood Springs


I have another hike with spectacular pictures to share with you today! This weekend’s adventures really set the bar high for the rest of the year’s hiking plans. After the Maroon Bells on Monday, I honestly didn’t expect anything nearly as beautiful. Hanging Lake is a completely different hike, but it’s just a gorgeous in […]

Maroon Bells Hike in Aspen


The past weekend, we decided to take advantage of the Memorial Day holiday to spend some time in Aspen. We visited briefly for a few hours in the winter to see the X Games, but didn’t really see the city. Our goal for the weekend was to get away, relax, and recharge from everyday life. […]

Mistakes to Avoid on a Backcountry Hut Trip


A few weekends ago, Kirk and I joined some friends on a hiking trip into the backcountry. One of the reasons I stay in shape is so that we can enjoy adventures all around us. We can go for a run in Muir Woods, see all the sites in Athens in 1 day (yes we […]

7 Wineries Worth Visiting in California


Kirk and I took advantage of our business trips last week and headed out to California a weekend early. It had been many years since we visited wine country together, so we soaked up every minute of our two days to enjoy the experience. In years past, I would always be the planner of our […]

6 Tips for Running When You Travel


This past week I had the opportunity to visit several beautiful cities. I attended a Digital Marketing conference in San Francisco, so we flew out early to enjoy wine country over the weekend (more to come next week on that trip!). On Sunday morning, we had the chance to do a trail run in Muir […]

Embracing the Snow

When you live in the beautiful state of Colorado and it snows, you have two choices. You can stay inside and cuddle by the fire to stay warm. Or you can brave the roads, drive (slowly) to your favorite resort, and hit the slopes. Although I don’t actually like being cold, good clothing choices help […]

Weekend Wedding at Jekyll Island


Last weekend, Kirk and I headed to the East Coast for the wedding of some friends. Scott & Joanna tied the knot on Jekyll Island, an small island near Savannah in Georgia. Kirk has known the groom since high school, I have known him since college, and we’ve both known the bride for several years. […]

A Weekend In California Wine Country


As I’ve mentioned to several times over the past few days, I was lucky enough to spend the weekend with Laura and Lisa (new friend!) in wine country this weekend. It was a whirlwind of activity to fit in a short period of time, but the company made it amazing! Lisa, me, & Laura in […]

Almost Wordless in Sydney

I’m still working my way through the recap of our two week vacation in Australia – today we arrive in Sydney. With our first day being a mix of the Sydney Aquarium and sightseeing, I think this one is best shared in photos. ******************* Sydney Aquarium Sydney Opera House & Sydney Harbour Bridge

Trains, Skyrail, and Kangaroos in Kuranda

I’m so glad you guys enjoyed Kirk’s Ironman Cairns recap yesterday! Thanks for all the amazing comments and support. Maybe we’ll get him to make a more regular appearance here? Today we’re moving on to post-Ironman and our trip to the Kuranda Village in the Rainforest! Several people recommended this trip while we were in […]

Relaxing in Cairns {Australia}

I’m back with more vacation recap! So far I’ve recapped my vacation workouts & our 3-day dive trip to the Great Barrier Reef. Today, we’re back in Cairns for 3 days before the Ironman. During this time, our focus shifts a bit to race preparation. Kirk had a few short workouts to make sure he […]

Diving the Great Barrier Reef

Hello there! I’m finally back to share a bit about our amazing vacation in Australia. I’m actually back in Oz this week for work, so it seems appropriate to  reflect on our trip. I teased you a bit with a few images from our dive trip with Mike Ball a few weeks ago, but today […]

LiveFit Trainer Rewind

We’re still editing lots of photos, so why don’t I start with a LiveFit Trainer while on vacation recap? I’m several weeks overdue anyway! My Plan I knew when I started LiveFit Trainer that vacation was going to fall about 2 months into the program. I could have decided that meant I shouldn’t do it […]

G’day from Down Under

I’m currently sitting at a computer at the beautiful Shangri-la Hotel in Cairns, Australia with a glass of sparkling wine. I have some free-time to say hello, because Ironman wanted $45 for me to attend the welcome reception/athlete briefing with Kirk. Nevermind they already have over $500 for a race I’m not competing in this […]

What’s Better Than Snowboarding, Wine, and Beer?

It’s weird to think that even though we’re having beautiful Spring weather this week, a week ago I was in the mountains for a snowboarding trip! The weekend started with a TON of snow in the Denver area – something we hadn’t expected. That meant amazing snow in the mountains too, so our first two […]

One Word Wednesday On the Snow

I’m stealing this idea from Lindsay, who created the “rules” of labeling each picture with one word, and it MUST be the first word that comes to mind (and yes, you can put two words together, hashtag-style if need be). A fun twist of Wordless Wednesday, don’t you think? So let’s do this thing! View […]