The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch: Part 1

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A LUXURY STAY

It’s always a tough day at work when you’re assigned to check out a fancy hotel in the mountains, but someone’s gotta do it.

This time around, Michelle and I were sent to The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch (near Vail and Beaver Creek resorts) for a one-night stay.

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Race Recap: The Color Run Denver

A race recap of The Color Run Denver

HAPPIEST 5K?

I’ve only ever run half marathons, 15ks, and 10ks (you can see my race log here). I’ve never run a 5k, particularly because they’re over in a flash after having dished out the registration fee, gotten up early, parked and braved the crowds, etc., so when I got the opportunity to try out The Color Run Denver, I jumped at the chance!

Here’s a recap.

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My New Asics Running Shoes

My hands-down favorite running shoes: ASICS | The Real Life Blog | Running, fitness, food, exercise, foodie, intuitive eating, healthy

+ THE COLOR RUN!

Happy Thursday, folks! My new Asics came in the mail this week, and I absolutely love them. I trained for and ran my first half marathon in Asics, and a few more, and then veered off course with Brooks and Mizunos—learning all too well that Asics are (for now) the only running shoes for me.

What will I do with my old, beat-up Asics, you ask? I’ll add a little life to them on August 27th at The Color Run Tropicolor Denver!

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The Manitou Incline in Colorado Springs

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ONE HELL OF A HIKE

I recently ventured out to Colorado Springs on a sunny day to tackle the Manitou Incline with my fellow coworkers. I knew it involved a steep set of stairs, but I had no idea what was in store!

The Manitou Incline is considered an extreme trail that involves almost 2,000 feet of elevation in just under 1 mile—otherwise known as an extreme lower-body workout!

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12 Things to Look Forward to This Summer

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SUMMER LOVIN

(Sorry! It’s been stuck in my head on repeat, so I’m taking you down with me.)

It’s “spring” in Colorado, which means it’s either snowing or 70 degrees. With the overcast, 40-degree dreariness yesterday, I seem to have made up my mind (while the weather has not):

I’m ready for summer! Perhaps not for the sunburn, but I’m amped for these 12 warmer-month finds just around the corner… something many of us can look forward to!

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