The week after I became a vegetarian (way back in August), Groupon featured a deal for a Denver vegan and vegetarian cafe/bar called City, O’ City. Since I was really excited to try vegetarian plates, I bought the Groupon. Ian and I finally got around to using our Groupon and trying City, O’ City last week.
Walking into City, O’ City, I was really intrigued. The front display showcased delectable-looking goodies such as cupcakes and cookies. A huge chalkboard featured the daily lunch special (carrot ginger bisque and a sandwich highlighting artichoke hearts). We had to wait . . . → keep reading
I think my New Year’s resolution should be to do more yoga! I *finally* returned to my Monday night yoga class after a long hiatus…and it was so nice!
I stopped going to the class for many reasons, one of which was that I didn’t really like the structure. I love ashtanga yoga, especially vinyasas. The Monday night class sometimes feels less like a yoga class and more like a learn how to do several yoga poses class. There is less flow and more focus on poses. But, I am looking to grow my repertoire of poses, . . . → keep reading
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season,
from our family to yours!
May the New Year bring peace and happiness the whole year through!
I ran two consecutive days! Go me!
Thursday: Run for Fun!
Location: Power Trail
Distance: 2 miles
While I am lamenting another brown Christmas (no snow…boo!), I am celebrating that I can still run outside in December! I had planned to go to the gym for a workout yesterday, but upon stepping outside opted to do a little run along one of my favorite trails: Power Trail. I knew that I wanted to come home and complete the Post’s back and core workout, so I decided to stick to my 2 mile plan. And since . . . → keep reading
Last night, Ian and I were fortunate to be invited to our first ever Colorado Eagles hockey game. I’ve been to a handful of Avalanche games, but that was years ago before the Pepsi Center was built and we had to drive out to the Collesium for sporting events and concerts. I had heard about the Colorado Eagles when we first moved up to Fort Collins, but I hadn’t made an effort to check out a game. Big mistake!
The Eagles game was so much fun! Hockey, in my opinion, is one of the more exciting sports to watch. Just . . . → keep reading
This morning, I woke up in a funk that has stayed with me the entire day. Blah. Needless to say, I DID NOT want to “get moving” at all.
To add insult to injury, as I was pulling my whites out of the washing machine this morning, I found my ipod shuffle dripping wet at the bottom of the washing machine. I’m all for cleanliness, but this was clearly a mistake. I’d accidentally left the shuffle in the pocket of my fleece after my walk yesterday. Now, the only purpose it can serve is a sad reminder that it not . . . → keep reading
Saturday: Mixin’ it up!
Location: the gym (hamster machine)
Distance: 2 miles
Time: 25 min.
So…I find it funny that I made a big stink about using the blog – and you all – to hold me accountable, then proceeded to not workout for the next four days! Gah! Oh well. Baby steps. Like I said, I’m not going to get upset about falling off the bandwagon. I will simply pick up where I left off and move on. Life happens. I started a long-term sub position this week, so I’m adjusting to the new schedule and the new commute. . . . → keep reading
Sooo…it’s been a while since I posted about running. Perhaps that’s because it has been a while since I’ve done any kind of consistent exercise, let alone consistent running.
After my half marathon, I took several weeks off to heal my knee. I actually went out and bought brand new (and pink!) running shoes after my race because my old, worn out running shoes were probably a main contributor to my knee pain.
In October I ran the Rim to Rim across the Royal Gorge. I didn’t really “train” for the race. I ran a few times . . . → keep reading
The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) in Fort Collins is a fantastic, family-oriented natural area dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing educational opportunities in nature.
Ian and I have driven by the ELC hundreds of times not knowing what it actually was! So, this weekend we stopped by the ELC to scope it out.
The area is completely wonderful! Upon stepping out of the car, we were bombarded by a small group of excited little girls who insisted we head over to the RMRP bird cages to see the birds of prey. They . . . → keep reading
I love real Christmas trees. Growing up, we usually had fake trees. (Although I don’t remember why we always had fake trees. Perhaps because real trees can get pretty messy with little ones and dogs running around!) The problem is, real Christmas trees bought at a local tree stand or grocery store are often ridiculously expensive. Sure, they may look nice and full, but I can’t, and won’t, shell out upwards of $30, $40, or $50 for a Christmas tree.
Thus, to save money and for a little adventure, Ian and I headed to the hills to cut down our . . . → keep reading