Race #19: The Redline Turkey Trot 10K

Redline Turkey Trot 10K

On Thanksgiving morning, I took my first trip to Broomfield, Colorado, a town of about 60,000 people, just northwest of Denver. I’d won a free race registration from active.com to a Turkey Trot 10K in Broomfield, and figured it was a good way to force myself to get my mid-week … Continue reading

Colorado Springs Bike to Work Day

I tried something completely new last Wednesday: I rode my bike to work. The 19th annual Metro Rides Bike to Work Day in Colorado Springs was originally scheduled for the summer, but the Waldo Canyon Fires forced it to be postponed. In a cruel twist of fate, the rescheduled Bike … Continue reading

Chick-fil-A Ride for Heroes

I’ve spent much of Nick’s deployment running. Training runs, social runs, and races have popped up on my calendar almost daily since March, so it’s been a fun and challenging change of pace to begin road biking this summer. I adopted my road bike, Doris, in June, and have tried … Continue reading

Pikes Peak Marathon & Ascent

This weekend will be held in my memory as one of the best weekends of my first year in Colorado Springs. I arrived in the Springs a year ago yesterday, and I spent my one year anniversary on the summit of Pikes Peak, volunteering for the Pikes Peak Ascent and … Continue reading

Running Through Deployment: Races #12 and #13

The last two races of “Running Through Deployment” have been one of the best and one of the worst races I’ve ever run, respectively. On July 21st, I ran the Grand Prix of Running Classic 10K – Race #12 of Running Through Deployment. I’d run much of the Colorado Springs course in … Continue reading

Running Through Deployment Race #11: Summer Roundup 12K

On Sunday, July 8th, my husband had been in Afghanistan for approximately 18 weeks, and I ran my 11th deployment race. In case you’re new to my blog, I’ve been “Running Through Deployment”; keeping myself healthy and goal-oriented while my husband is deployed. Running Through Deployment Race #11 was the … Continue reading

Running Through Deployment Race #10: Slacker Half Marathon

Race #10 in “Running Through Deployment” was the kind of race that made me feel like a true Coloradoan (not to be confused with being a “native”, which as any Colorado resident knows is a claim not to make falsely). Race #10 was the Slacker Half Marathon, which started at … Continue reading

Running Through Deployment: Learning to Stop

I never thought I’d be a runner. When I was growing up, I was generally athletic, but never particular good at any individual sport. My brother was the athlete, and I excelled in creative endeavors like theater, music and writing. When I was 29, I decided that it would be … Continue reading

Running Through Deployment Race #9: Sailin’ Shoes 10K

On Saturday morning, I ran the Sailin’ Shoes Run for Fun 10K in downtown Colorado Springs. The race is organized by the Colorado Springs Grand Prix of Running. Grand Prix also organizes two of the other races I’ve run since Nick has been gone: The 5K on St. Patrick’s Day … Continue reading

10 Months in Colorado

I’ve been thinking about military relocations. Every few years or so, we relocate to a new military assignment, and each time we do, our spouses integrate to the new assignment within the framework of their job in the military, and we try to make friends and establish a sense of … Continue reading

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