Taking the adventure with you

One of the many wonderful things about running is that you can literally do it anywhere. All you need is your shoes and a stretch of open road. So when my friend B asked if I could give her a ride to the Denver airport, my first instinct (after agreeing) was to look up the…

I’m now a little over 4 months in on my Colorado adventure. Putting work aside for a moment, I’m still in awe of the mountains I get to see every time I step outside of my front door. It still seems very surreal and yet I feel quite at home here. One of the best…

Marathon #12

I did it. Marathon #12 is in the books with a final finishing time of 4:12:31. It was a long road to that finish and I can truthfully tell you (as I unloaded onto a fellow runner who ran with me for a bit yesterday) the marathons and races don’t get any easier. Plus, I…

Dress reshearsal 

Back in my theater days, we always used to say that if you had a really bad dress rehearsal, you’d have an amazing performance. I think that may have been something the various directors I worked with said to make themselves feel better 😉 It has stuck with me though and I’ve found myself repeating…

Birthday weekend

I am always humbled and a little in awe of how many beautiful and wonderful people I have in my life. I have ties to the most amazing people through intentional relationships or happy accidents and regardless of how we ended up together, the kindness of generosity of these people becomes very apparent on my…

This picture is a good example of what this week has been like; full of family and laughter. As usual, I feel so lucky to have the incredible people in my life that I do and wish I could keep all of them close. XOXO KS

16 miles + Hot Air Balloons

When my friend B suggested an early morning involving hot air balloons, I was all for it. As usual, I decided to add to the fun by running to see the balloons, which were being launched in a park 10 miles away. This plan required me to start running while it was still dark as…

Taper Time

Taper time has started. The marathon is now a month away so I’ve started making my way back down with my mileage. Yesterday was 18. Next week is 16, then 13, 10, 8 and then the marathon. I have to admit, last week got me a little discouraged. Sure, I did the 22 miles but…

Well, I swear I already had a post written about running 22 miles and attending a Greek festival. But suddenly, POOF…it’s gone. So I’ll summarize. 22 miles – Not my first time running this distance and it’s honestly unnecessary to go above 20 miles when training for a marathon. I’ve found that adding those two…

Sometimes I feel so removed from the craziness that is growing like a sickness all around the country.  I still find joy in the every day. The sky is always a robins egg blue and the clouds float by lazily during my lunch break. Coffee and running are two of my favorite things and early…

Zoo!

I haven’t been to the zoo for a while but in celebration of a successful trip to the DMV, (and me running 20 miles before 8am) my new friend B. and I decided to take a spontaneous trip up the mountain. It was also World Elephant Day and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo had exhibits spreading…

It has been a WEEK. Full of work, challenges, and unexpected roadblocks. I’m learning to take each day at a time though, to soak in the good moments like the sunrises, sixty degree weather, and new friends and to deal with the upsets with understanding and grace. Some of the joys of the week: All…