Posts tagged with "travel"

Bolder Boulder Recap

Posted May 27, 2014 in running, Bolder Boulder, Colorado and 5 more

Bolder Boulder is my favorite race of the year. The race is just fun. The entertainment is awesome, people are happy to be there, the race is flawlessly executed and the swag is the best! Oh, and I get to take a road trip to beautiful Colorado with my BF.

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What I ate while traveling for work

Posted June 15, 2014 in travel, work, healthy eating and 7 more

Traveling is, by far, the hardest time to stay healthy. You have very little control over what you'll be eating, you may not have time to workout and long flights or drives can leave you tired and craving unhealthy foods.

I took a quick trip to Pittsburg, Kansas for a conference for work late last week. 

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How I plan to stay healthy during my trip to Georgia

Posted June 25, 2014 in travel, Georgia, healthy living and 6 more

Staying healthy while traveling is hard! Airports don't usually have tons of healthy options. You have to eat out for nearly every meal. When you go-go-go, you are exhausted and crave carbs. And you give yourself an excuse to eat all the food because you're on vacation!

I do believe it's possible to have a healthy vacation. But it takes planning!

I'm heading to Georgia this week for an 11-day adventure - FitBloggin Conference in Savannah + vacation time + being a bridesmaid in my cousin's wedding in Atlanta. I want to feel fit, healthy and full of energy during this trip, so I'm planning ahead to make sure this trip is a healthy one.

Here's my stay healthy plan:

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Throwback Thursday: My last trip to Atlanta

Posted June 26, 2014 in travel, vacation, Georgia and 3 more

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As you read this, I'm probably mid-flight to Atlanta!

I'm heading to Georgia for an 11-day adventure that starts with a few days in Savannah at FitBloggin, a conference for health and fitness bloggers. After the conference, I will drive back to Atlanta and hang out with my aunt, cousin and her fiancee for a few days before the BF arrives. The last few days of my trip will be all about my cousin, Kristi, and her fiancee, Avery, as we celebrate their wedding.

It's going to be a great time. 

But since it's Throwback Thursday, I thought I would share a few photos from my first trip to Atlanta back in 2008(?). My cousin, Jenny, and I went down there to visit Kristi, who had only lived there for a couple of years at the time.

I don't love the way I look in these photos. This was right before I started running and eating healthier. But it shows how far I have come!

Here's what we did in Atlanta...

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What I'm taking to Georgia

Posted June 26, 2014 in travel, vacation, healthy travel and 3 more

What does one pack for an 11 day trip to the south in the middle of summer?

That's a good question. I was a bit overwhelmed about packing for this trip because so much will be happening - 2 days of travel, 2 days in Savannah for FitBloggin, 1 day of hiking, 4 low key days in Atlanta and 2 days of wedding celebration. I need everything from dirty hiking clothes to a bridesmaid dress!

I'll spare you all the details of my suitcase, but I thought I would share a few things that will help me out during this adventure.

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Dipping my feet in the ocean on Tybee Island

Posted June 30, 2014 in travel, vacation, Beach and 5 more

I had a whirlwind of a weekend at FitBloggin in Savannah, GA. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the information I took in at all the sessions, from the sponsors and from all the bloggers that I met.

So I'm keeping this post light and fun. After I checked out of my hotel Sunday morning, I made a little side trip before heading to Atlanta. 

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FitBloggin Recap - Days 1-2

Posted July 1, 2014 in FitBloggin, Georgia, Savannah and 5 more

The few days I spent at FitBloggin last week were a whirlwind! I met so many inspiring and wonderful people, learned tons about blogging, and left with lots of ideas. I'm excited to make my blog better, and make it a fab place for you to come for health motivation and information.

So here's what happened the first two days at FitBloggin, a conference for health and fitness bloggers....

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Running in Savannah

Posted July 7, 2014 in running, run, sweat and 6 more

I intended to do a lot more blogging while I was in Georgia over the last week and a half, but I started having trouble uploading photos and I was busier than expected.

But I still want to share some of my adventures! I'll post a few recaps of my food and fitness adventures this week.

First up - running in Savannah...

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Pink Barre Review

Posted July 9, 2014 in barre, travel, workout and 6 more

I've been wanting to take a barre class forever so when I found a class on Go Recess at Pink Barre in Atlanta, I signed up immediately!

I booked a class at the Pink Barre location in Buckhead near my cousin Kristi's apartment where I stayed for a few days. Kristi generously let me stay with her after FitBloggin in Savannah and before the BF arrived in Atlanta and we checked into a hotel. Check out my FitBloggin Days 1-2 Recap and my FitBloggin Day 3 Recap.

If you are traveling, I highly recommend using Go Recess to book fitness classes. I just put in my cousin's address and I found a bunch of fitness classes near her place. This Pink Barre location was just a couple of miles from her apartment.

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Georgia Food Adventures

Posted July 11, 2014 in travel, Atlanta, Georgia and 6 more

One of my favorite things about traveling is eating! I love to try new foods from the area I'm in.

During my recent trip to Georgia, I ate some memorable meals including some delicious southern food! When I travel, I try to eat healthy most of the time and indulge in some of the regional food, special desserts or drinks. I ate healthy breakfasts every day on my trip. I picked up groceries and had oatmeal and a banana nearly every day in my hotel room in Atlanta. I also worked out, hiked and did lots of walking every day. So I got to enjoy some indulgent meals, guilt free!

Scrolling through these photos, it may look like a lot of indulgent meals, but keep in mind that I was there for 11 days! I ate pretty healthy while I was in Savannah for FitBloggin and the first few days I was in Atlanta. When the BF arrived after I had been there for six days, I indulged a bit more.

These are my absolute favorite meals from my trip...

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My last recap from Georgia! - My cousin's wedding

Posted July 23, 2014 in wedding, bridesmaid, travel and 6 more

This has taken me forever to get up since I've been moving and I haven't had internet at my new place. But I wanted to share one more post about my Georgia trip!

If you remember, I went to Georgia to attend FitBloggin (see my recaps here and here) and to attend my cousin Kristi's wedding! I was lucky enough to be a bridesmaid! She and Avery are such a beautiful couple. It was fun to celebrate with them!

*Just a little side about Kristi and Avery: They are hardcore CrossFitters, and are very healthy, which is why it was super easy to workout and eat healthy when I stayed with them during the first part of the Atlanta leg of my trip (see my Georgia food adventures here). A lot of their CrossFit friends also attended the wedding. I didn't mention that I'm a CrossFit quitter ; )

I don't think most people are close with their cousins, but Kristi and I have always been close. I'm just a year older than her, so growing up we always played together. We both attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at the same time, so we got into lots of college mischief together. After college, we even took a fun girls trip to New York City. And now, even though we live miles and miles away from one another, we still stay in touch! We have a lot in common and we can gossip about our family! Lol. So I was so happy to be a part of her wedding. She is really a kind hearted and giving person. She's also a go-getter and a super fab interior designer in Atlanta! Such a beautiful person.

Here are some highlights from her and Avery's beautiful wedding...

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8 Tips for Staying in Shape on Summer Vacation

Posted August 22, 2014 in travel, healthy travel, Vegas.com and 7 more

*This post is written in partnership with Vegas.com, but all opinions are my own

How many times have you returned home from vacation and felt like your pants were more snug than when you left? Almost every time right? Eating out constantly, indulging in more treats and booze than usual and getting away from your usual workout routine are all culprits.

But I totally believe you can go on vacation, have fun, indulge and come home feeling the same way you did when you left home!

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Weekend Recap {Sept. 12-14}

Posted September 15, 2014 in weekend, Weekend Recap, Lincoln and 4 more

The BF and I spent the weekend carb loading...but we forgot to go running.

We went to Lincoln with my fam to celebrate my cousin's marriage. It was her second wedding reception. Remember when I went to Atlanta for her wedding in July? Read about it here. Since lots of family didn't get to travel to Atlanta for her wedding, Kristi and her husband, Avery, had a second wedding reception in Nebraska!

Here's how the weekend went...

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Arizona Recap

Posted October 21, 2014 in travel, vacation, Arizona and 7 more

I took a little break from blogging and social media last week because I was in Arizona to attend a wedding! Our friends, Russanne and Justin, (who live here in Nebraska) got married in Mesa. 

It was such a wonderful trip. The weather was warm, I got to enjoy lots of pool time, I saw the beautiful Arizona mountains and desert and I spent tons of quality time with the BF and our friends. I also ate some delicious food! This was an indulgent trip for sure. 

I'm sharing my Arizona experience in two parts because I took tons of photos and I can't edit myself. I want to share everything!

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Arizona Recap Part 2

Posted October 22, 2014 in travel, Arizona, Mesa and 10 more

Yesterday, I wrote about the first few days of my trip to Arizona. Read about it here.

Today I'm sharing some fun adventures in the Arizona desert and details about the wedding I attended! Be ready for TONS of photos!

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What's New and Good

Posted March 20, 2015 in Yellowstone, travel, travel planning and 6 more

I've been a terrible blogger this week!

I usually prepare a bunch of blogs for the week over the weekend. But last weekend was crazy busy, so I didn't get anything done. Which is why my blogs have been a bit sporadic this week (I don't always have the time or energy to blog on weeknights). But I thought I would check in with you just so you know I'm still alive.

I'm going to be honest, I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed and exhausted. So I need to take a moment to think about the things in my life that are fun and awesome.

Here are some things that are new and good right now...

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Weekend Recap {April 10-12}

Posted April 13, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, running and 8 more

How was your weekend? I hope you had a good one. Mine was busy, but fun. The BF and I took a day trip to Lincoln to spend time with his family, we got in our long half-marathon training run, we bought some spring plants and I meal prepped for the week!

Here's a recap...

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Weekend Recap {April 17-19}

Posted April 20, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, Denver and 8 more

How was your weekend?

The BF and I made a quick trip to Colorado over the weekend! It was pretty low key, but it was nice to get out of town for a couple of days. We drove back this morning, and I'm getting caught back up on life!

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Happy Birthday To Me!

Posted May 1, 2015 in birthday, memories, accomplishments and 8 more


Today is my 32nd birthday! (That is what I look like today…on my 32nd birthday! ; )

I absolutely love birthdays. I thoroughly enjoy having a day (or a week…or a month) that is all about me. Truth: I've been celebrating a birthday week! I have discovered that so many people don't like their birthdays or don't think birthdays are that big of deal!! I think it's because people rely on others to make the day special. I am a believer in making the day what you want it to be!

I always plan out exactly how I want to celebrate my day. I think about the things that make me truly happy and I think about ways to treat myself, and I make it happen! My birthdays almost always involve taking the day or part of the day off of work, getting a massage, indulging in some delicious sweet treat and spending time with the BF and my family. My favorite things!


My birthday week began on Monday with Ben & Jerry's The Tonight Dough (amazing!). Tuesday was Wild from the Redbox (we never watch movies during weekdays!). Wednesday was a spa night. Thursday I treated myself to a new pair of yoga leggings. These Reebok pineapple capris. And today is my birthday, which will be full of special treats.

Birthdays, to me, are also the perfect time to reflect on the past year. I'm constantly distracted by my to do lists and future plans, that I don't always take time to appreciate what I've accomplished.


(The BF and I camping in Colorado in 2013. One of my fave memories)

One thing that I've realized in the past year is that life is about relationships and experiences. I've spent way too much time wishing I was skinnier or prettier or had certain material items. But my happiest moments aren't times that I felt thin or pretty or when I bought something I wanted. My happiest moments are those spent with the people I care about or experiencing something new or exciting.

One of my goals in my 32nd year is to shop less. I really love shopping, and I often use shopping as a way to treat myself or make myself feel better when I'm feeling down. But things don't improve the quality of my life.

New fave quote: "One of the best things in life is realizing you're perfectly happy without the things you thought you needed most."

I also want to be more present. I'm definitely someone who is always thinking about the future, thinking about my to do list, my schedule and accomplishing my goals. I have a hard time enjoying the present because I feel like I need to be going, going, going.

New mantra - "Stillness is the key to success" - Gabby Bernstein

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How to Live a Full Life Without Regret

Posted May 20, 2015 in dream, bucket list, universe and 6 more


As my birthday approached this year (it was May 1), I started thinking a lot about what I want to do. Not where I want my career to go or where I see myself years from now. I was thinking about fun things I've always dreamed about doing.

I've never written these things down, and I've probably never shared most of these things with anyone. But I've always had a running mental list of life goals.

I love the quote, "In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take, relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make."

Now that I'm in my 30's and living (or at least pretending to live) as a real adult working full-time, paying bills, doing household chores, etc., I am so much more aware of how little time we have. I don't want to get too deep here because I have a fun list to share, but in my teens and 20's I felt like I had all the time in the world to experience the world.


Now it feels like there isn't enough time. I'm not talking about death. Just that between working and fulfilling obligations, we don't always make the time to be adventurous or make our dreams happen. I don't want to look back at my life and think "Wow, I worked really hard, paid my bills on time and had a clean house." I want to look back and think, "Wow, my life was full of adventure." I want to live a full life.

Which is why I'm sharing my list of dreams. I originally shared this list in my newsletter (you can sign up here). I'm putting them out in the universe so that I can begin to manifest them.

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Weekend Recap {May 22-25, 2015} - Memorial Day Weekend

Posted May 26, 2015 in running, Bolder Boulder, travel and 3 more

How was your long weekend? The BF and I took a little trip to Colorado to run Bolder Boulder! It was fun to get away for the weekend.

I'm in the midst of a 30 day clean eating challenge, and I'm pretty proud of my clean travel eats. I had a few indulgences (margaritas), but being on the challenge definitely forced me to make healthier choices. On vacation it's always easy to indulge and keep indulging.

The other highlight of the weekend (or maybe lowlight) was my foot injury. I'll explain...

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Bolder Boulder 2015 Recap

Posted May 27, 2015 in Bolder Boulder, run, running and 8 more


The BF and I ran Bolder Boulder on Memorial Day! It was such a fun race!

We've run this race together four times, and I think this was my favorite. We really took our time, enjoyed the people watching, the bands, the activities (Slip n' Slide), and we stopped to take lots of photos.

We had decided to take it slow this year because I have plantar fasciitis and tendinitis (read more about it here). We thought we would end up walking a lot because of my foot injury. But we ended up running slowly, walking at the water stations and stopped for activities and selfies.

Here's a recap of the race...

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New Year's Goals Halfway Check In

Posted June 4, 2015 in goals, 2015, new year and 8 more


Can you believe we're nearly halfway through the year?!?! 2015 is flying by!

The above photo is what I look like mid-2015, in case you were wondering.

At the beginning of the year, I always like to take some time to reflect on my life and set some goals for the year. I try to look back at my goals throughout the year to make sure I'm staying on track. I thought this halfway point would be a good time to share with you how I'm doing.

Read my original post - My Goals for 2015.

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How to eat healthy on a camping adventure

Posted June 11, 2015 in camping, Yellowstone, travel and 5 more


I'm going to Yellowstone National Park!!

The BF and I have been planning this trip since the beginning of the year, and it's finally here! We are staying in a hotel, a cabin, a campground then another hotel. So it will be interesting!

This trip has taken a lot of planning. I'm totally Type A and made a 5-page itinerary, printed out maps (just in case of no WiFi or phone service), created a page-long packing list and made a meal plan. I'm crazy.

The BF's sister, Betsy, her husband, Matt, and their kids, Payton and Cooper, are joining us on this little adventure. They live in Washington, and will meet us at the park!

Since there will be six people to feed, we split up the meal responsibilities. The BF and I will bring a few meals, and their family will bring a few meals. We'll have a grill and a campfire at our campsite.

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I'm back from my Yellowstone adventure!

Posted June 22, 2015 in Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, travel and 7 more


The BF and I returned home at 5:25 p.m. Sunday night, and it was bittersweet.

I was extremely excited to shower in my own bathroom and sleep in my own bed after 10 days of hotels, a cabin and campsites. But I was a little sad to return to real life after day after day of amazing adventures.

I'm going to share some more detailed recaps, but today I want to share what I learned on this trip. I had some pretty great realizations during this trip…

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Yellowstone Half-Marathon Recap

Posted June 23, 2015 in half-marathon, Yellowstone, travel and 7 more


The Yellowstone Half-Marathon…where do I begin???

When I signed up for the race in February, I was in the midst of training for May's Lincoln Half-Marathon. I thought registering for a half-marathon a month and a half after Lincoln would keep me motivated to continue running. Sometimes after Lincoln I take an extended break from running and lose my running fitness.

The BF and I were also already planning a trip to Yellowstone. We were planning on leaving June 13, the day of the race. We decided to register for the race, and head to Yellowstone a day early.

However, after the Lincoln Half-Marathon I developed plantar fasciitis and had to put training for Yellowstone on hold. I only did one long run and a handful of shorter runs between Lincoln and Yellowstone. I also never practiced trail running like I had planned.

I was super anxious about Yellowstone because I wasn't in the shape I wanted to be in for a half-marathon and I was worried about my foot. But I was already registered and driving over 800 miles to get to Yellowstone, so I felt like I had to run the race.

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Grand Teton National Park Recap

Posted June 24, 2015 in travel, Grand Teton National Park, healthy living and 7 more


I've decided to recap my Yellowstone camping adventures in four installments - Yellowstone Half-Marathon, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone and South Dakota. Hopefully this will be an organized way to tell you about my trip. I may even space out my posts so you don't get travel post overload.

For a little context, I traveled with the BF, and his sister, Betsy, her husband, Matt, and their kids, Payton and Cooper, met us in Yellowstone for a fun family vacation.

After the half-marathon on Saturday, June 13, we left West Yellowstone to head toward the Grand Tetons. When I started planning this trip, the half-marathon wasn't part of the plan. It probably would have made more sense to go to Yellowstone from West Yellowstone, Montana, then stay in the Grand Tetons. But you live and you learn.

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FitBloggin 2015 Recap

Posted June 29, 2015 in FitBloggin, travel, Denver and 9 more

I left for Denver last Thursday for FitBloggin 2015!! I went last year when it was in Savannah, and I had an amazing time. So I was super excited for this year's conference.

However, I was a bit nervous. Last year, I had a roommate - Christina from Body Rebooted. Christina and I met on Twitter and decided to room together. Having an automatic friend made me feel a lot more comfortable when talking to sponsors, going to sessions, eating meals, etc.

This year, I went solo so I knew I would have to get out of my comfort zone and talk to people on my own. Eek!

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Yellowstone National Park Trip Recap

Posted July 2, 2015 in Yellowstone, travel, adventure and 6 more


"Wilderness is a necessity ... They will see what I meant in time. There must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls. Food and drink is not all. There is the spiritual. In some it is only a germ, of course, but the germ will grow." - John Muir

I really had no idea what to expect in Yellowstone. To be honest, I didn't know a lot about the park…Old Faithful, bears, wilderness. But I was completely blown away by the beauty of Yellowstone. I was also amazed at how little I knew about a park that is located 14 hours away from where I live. And I quickly realized that everyone else was in on the secret because I heard people speaking about a dozen languages throughout the park.

There was a quote featured near Old Faithful that mentions the spiritual energy at the park. When you're in Yellowstone, you really can feel that energy. Especially after you learn about the geological history of the park, and learn what's going on just miles below the earth's surface. It truly is a magical place.

Just a little context…the BF and I met his sister, Betsy, her husband, Matt, and their kids, Payton and Cooper, on this trip.

Read my Yellowstone Half-Marathon Recap and my Grand Teton National Park Recap also.

Here's a recap of our time at Yellowstone...

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Weekend Recap {July 17-19, 2015} - Kansas City Weekend

Posted July 20, 2015 in travel, Kansas City, family and 10 more

Happy Monday! I spent the weekend in Kansas City with my fam to celebrate my aunt's 60th birthday.

I got to catch up with relatives, do some shopping, have fun at a water park and sneak in a meeting with a company I'm working with. It was a great weekend.

The line up of family members on this trip were: my parents, my brother, my sister-in-law, my niece, my Aunt Adel and Uncle Vic, my cousin Kristi and her husband, Avery, my cousin Jenny and her son, Ethan, my cousin Aaron and his wife, Tricia, and their kids, Cailyn, Dominic and Easton, and my Aunt Cindy and Uncle Mike, and their son, Thomas (and Thomas brought his girlfriend). Yeah…21 of us!

I'm actually feeling a bit exhausted today, but I got up early anyway for a morning workout. It definitely helped get me going!

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South Dakota Trip Recap

Posted July 21, 2015 in South Dakota, travel, healthy living and 6 more


This recap is way overdue (the BF and I were driving back from South Dakota a month ago today), but I still want to share details from our trip because it was full of fun adventures.

South Dakota was the last destination during our Grand Tetons and Yellowstone vacation. I had never been to Mount Rushmore or seen the Black Hills, so the BF and I decided to stop in South Dakota for a few days before heading home.

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Weekend Recap {Nov. 20-22, 2015} - Platte River State Park

Posted November 24, 2015 in cabin, outdoors, vacation and 6 more


The BF and I spent the weekend in a cabin at Platte River State Park.

I decided to use the weekend away as an excuse to take a phone/computer/internet/social media/blogging detox. It was much needed, and felt so good to disconnect.

We spent the weekend with our friends - Mark, Beth, Meggan, Kevin and Russanne. It was so much fun to laugh, play silly games, indulge in delicious food, relax, hike and enjoy some cocktails with everyone.

All of us take turns making meals, so we get to try new dishes, which is fun. We had some delicious food. I didn't eat the healthiest on this trip, mostly because I didn't bring healthy snacks like I usually do. I ended up eating way too many chips and crackers and too much cheese. I'm feeling it today! (I drank lemon water this morning, and ate lots of fruits and veggies to get back on track!)

Here are details from the weekend...

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Summer Travel Shopping List

Posted May 26, 2016 in Stitch Fix, summer, travel and 3 more

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One of my favorite things about summer is traveling! 

Last year, the BF and I had the best vacation ever and went to Yellowstone. Read about our trip here --> Yellowstone National Park Trip Recap

We don't have any major trips planned this summer because the BF started a new job last fall and has a weird schedule and doesn't have a ton of vacation time. But we're planning some small weekend trips to cultivate the vibe of summer travel.

There are a few key things that are super important to me when I travel - a cross body bag, maxi dresses, big sunglasses and sunscreen. That's pretty much all I need for little weekend getaways. (This is my favorite all-natural sunscreen --> http://amzn.to/20GB3Hr)

I asked my Stitch Fix stylist to send me some pieces for summer travel, and she sent me exactly what I asked for! 

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Memorial Weekend 2016 Recap - Bolder Boulder

Posted May 31, 2016 in Bolder Boulder, Colorado, running and 5 more

I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!

The BF and I always go to Colorado over Memorial Weekend, and we run Bolder Boulder. This was my fifth time running the race! It's definitely my favorite race because of the fun atmosphere, amazing spectators, awesome swag and beautiful mountain views.

Here's a recap of our trip to Colorado...

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Colorado Springs Recap

Posted June 15, 2016 in travel, healthy travel, Colorado and 4 more

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Last week, I went on a road trip to New Mexico with my family - my parents, brother, sister-in-law and niece. 

Because it takes 12 hours to drive to Albuquerque (where my grandma and aunt live), we stayed a couple of nights in Colorado Springs, the halfway point.

I haven't spent much time in Colorado Springs before this trip, but now I want to go back! (I want to take the BF so we can go hiking and exploring!) It's an amazing city with so much to do. 

Here's recap of our adventures and our eats...

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New Mexico Recap

Posted June 21, 2016 in travel, New Mexico, healthy travel and 3 more

My family and I recently returned from a trip to New Mexico to visit my grandma and aunt. We stopped in Colorado Springs on our way to New Mexico. You can read about that part of our trip here

I love visiting New Mexico because it's so different from the Midwest. I love the architecture, food, art, culture and laid back vibe. 

We stayed in Albuquerque, but we made a day trip to Santa Fe. Here's a recap of our adventures and New Mexican eats...

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Atlanta Trip Recap

Posted July 12, 2016 in travel, healthy travel, vegetarian and 7 more

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Last week, my mom and I flew to Atlanta to visit my cousin, her husband and their new baby. My aunt from Omaha was there visiting as well. 

It was a wonderful trip full of laughs, baby snuggles, good food and exploring. My mom and I went without any set plans. We've both been to Atlanta a few times and have done most of the touristy stuff. We just wanted to go with the flow and spend time with family. My cousin had planned a few fun outings for us, but we also spent lots of time just relaxing at her house.

The highlight of the trip was actually something I don't have any photos of -- me leading a short yoga practice for my cousin, mom and aunt. I haven't laughed that hard in a long long time. 

Here's a recap of my trip to Atlanta…

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Colorado Wedding Planning Trip

Posted August 14, 2017 in wedding planning, travel, active travel and 3 more

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The fiancé and I just returned from a gorgeous weekend in Colorado looking at wedding venues!

Yep, we're planning a destination wedding in the mountains. This was our first big wedding planning trip to Colorado, and it was so much fun. 

We stayed in Longmont because we planned a couple of venue tours in Lyons, which is nearby and doesn't have many hotel options. At the last minute, I booked a tour at a venue in Estes Park, so we also took a trip there. 

I'm not going to share details about the venues we toured right now. Maybe in the future, after we choose a venue, I'll write a post about all the venues we've looked at. But I want the fiancé and I to make a decision without a lot of outside influence. 

That said, if you have any great wedding venue suggestions in Colorado, please share! We're looking for a venue that isn't too high up in the mountains (since most of our guests will be coming from flat lands), has options for an outdoor ceremony and/or reception with gorgeous views, has on site or nearby lodging, has that rustic Colorado charm (but isn't cowboy), and is affordable. 

In addition to venue tours, we ate delicious food and sampled lots of craft beer during our trip. So read on to find out what we ate and other adventures we had during our trip! 

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