A Race Weekend in Steamboat Springs

Run Rabbit Run 50 Mile Trail Race, Steamboat Springs, Colorado | THE REAL LIFE Blog | food, fitness, exercise, health, fashion, lifestyle blogger, running, ultra marathons


This past weekend, the man ran 50 miles of trail in Steamboat Springs, Colorado—his third and most difficult 50-mile trail race this year. He is crazy! But also very strong.

The race took us on a little weekend getaway in one of the best ski resort towns in Colorado!

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Labor Day Weekend in Ponte Vedra



I’ve not felt in the mood to blog lately, but I’m back with a vengeance! Here’s a post dedicated to the man’s and my trip to my hometown, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

It was the perfect getaway to see my parents, to do improv with my best friend, to walk on the beach, and to show Nick where I grew up!

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Fried Goat Cheese, Fig, & Peach Salad

Fried Goat Cheese, Fig, and Peach Salad recipe


…and that means this meal is perfectly timed! What better way to celebrate late summer than with a sweet & savory salad?

This recipe was inspired by The Floating Kitchen‘s Almond-Crusted Goat Cheese, Peach, & Fig Salad. We tweaked it a tad and enjoyed it immensely.

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Daily Diet: What I Eat in a Day

Avocado cucmber toast with dill, Smitten Kitchen


I thought I’d document what I eat in a day every once in a while! These will be fun snapshots of daily diets, especially since the way my days look can vary greatly. Who doesn’t like being a fly on the wall to what people eat in a day? It’s like curiously peering into the refrigerator when you’re babysitting.

Anyway, here’s how I started the week yesterday (Monday).

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A Stop at Savory Spice Shop

Savory Spice Shop in downtown Littleton, Colorado

This past Saturday, the man and I headed to downtown Littleton so I could pick up some tan character shoes from Penny Robin Dancewear.

After hearing patrons and staff talk highly of Savory Spice Shop (a Colorado business, located just down the street), we excitedly stopped in to see what we could find.

Spoiler: What we found is a lot of really great, handcrafted spices & seasonings inspired by Colorado landscape.

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Hiking at Waterton Canyon

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This past Fourth of July weekend, the man and I went for a 5-mile hike at the beautiful Waterton Canyon.

I had never been before, and he’s been talking about how it’s a beautiful site for a long run… perhaps after my crazy performance schedule is over. He was right!

Check out the scenery.

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A Breakfast Date at The Wooden Spoon

BRUNCH IN THE DENVER HIGHLANDS: The Wooden Spoon Cafe and Bakery


This weekend was a bit crazy, so instead of a date night, the man and I scheduled a Breakfast Date!

We have a running list of date ideas, as well as one for breakfast places to visit. Yeah, we’re that cool. This time around, the lists overlapped and we planned a romantic brunch at The Wooden Spoon Cafe & Bakery in the Highlands.

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Wine Slushies & Blackberry Ricotta Pizza!?

Blackberry Ricotta Pizza with Basil | THE REAL LIFE Blog | food, fitness, lifestyle, recipes, pizza, running, Denver Colorado


Blackberries on pizza? Yep, it’s a thing, and yep, it’s good.

One of my favorite things about the man is that he’s equally as adventurous when it comes to food and recipes. I found this recipe on Pinterest and just knew it was up our alley.

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10 Miles + The Farmers’ Market

Running and then Shopping at the South Pearl Street Farmers Market in Denver, Colorado | THE REAL LIFE blog | lifestyle, food, recipes, foodie, fitness, running, exercise, healthy, organic, local food

So far, I’ve gotten pretty darn close to checking all of the 12 Things to Look Forward to This Summer boxes: frozen drinks and a pool visit, eating outdoors, summer attireexploring new places, spotting cute animals, and getting summer hours!

With 25 hours of rehearsal per week , 10 of which are on weekends, it’s been hard to truly enjoy the season. But this Sunday we didn’t have rehearsal, thanks to Father’s Day, and the result was the absolute perfect day!

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