Four Reasons to Celebrate National Running Day

People Run Collage

Today is National Running Day! National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners nation-wide  declare their passion for running. This is a coast-to-coast celebration of a sport that is simple, inexpensive, and fun. It is the perfect way for longtime runners to reaffirm their love of running and … Continue reading

Musings from the Antlers Hilton

Movers were in our home on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Thursday we sold my car. On Saturday we turned in our apartment keys and drove away from the apartment for the last time. We slept on our family room floor for most of the week, but the movers … Continue reading

PCS Traditions

PCSs mean goodbyes, broken household goods, and new scratches on your furniture. They mean long drives, too much take-out food, restless nights and grouchy days. But moving — like so many other things in life — is made a lot easier when framed in a positive light. That’s why we’ve … Continue reading

5 Things I Couldn't PCS Without

1. Starbucks Via instant coffee. I’m not going to lie; I’m a kind of coffee snob. But we’ve slept on the floor since Tuesday, and we’re living out of suitcases until mid-May. I’ll take what I can get. 2. Bubble Wrap. If it’s not for protecting our breakables, it’s for … Continue reading

Too Much Excitement Makes You Crazy

Friends, let me tell you: PCSing to Germany is exciting. I work for a strategic marketing and branding firm, and I wear a few different hats. I manage client relationship and projects, and I also create content and manage messaging strategy. My last day at the firm is Friday, and … Continue reading

Learning to Have Fun Skiing


My relationship with the slopes over the past few years has been volatile, at best. In 2010, I tried snowboarding for the first time. The person who taught me assured me I didn’t need a helmet, and was confident — after I’d done two bunny runs and had a beer … Continue reading

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 to a Turkey Trot 10K in Broomfield, and figured it was a good way to force myself to get my mid-week … Continue reading

Race #16: Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon

Rock & Roll Denver: Running Through Deployment

Training for races hasn’t been easy with Nick in Afghanistan. The time difference between him and me makes it tough for me to get to bed early, and I’ve had some anxiety this year that’s something I’d never trained through. Before his deployment, I’d run three half marathons across a … Continue reading

In Just 9 Days…

For the last nine days, I traveled from Colorado to San Francisco to Phoenix to the Grand Canyon back to Phoenix, and then finally back to Colorado Springs. During just nine days, a lot happened, and my perspective is — dare I say it? — somewhat refreshed. My San Francisco … Continue reading

Race #15: Fans on the Field 10K

Last weekend was Race #15 in Running Through Deployment; the Fans on the Field 10K in Denver. I’ve never run a 10K that seemed to go by so fast as this one did. We ran through parts of Denver I’d not yet seen, but that wasn’t the cool part. The … Continue reading

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