Colorado Recap

A little delay with a recap from my mini vacation over President’s Day weekend.

I really love long weekends. I love them even more when I get to spend them doing fun things with fun people.

My long weekend was spent in Silverthorne, Colorado. Phil and I met a few of our friends from Chicago out in Colorado to spend the weekend skiing. We skied Keystone Mountain and Copper Mountain as a group.

All of us at Keystone

Heading for the bowls at Keystone

Of course breaks throughout the day are necessary. Pretty sure we have all of the essentials here!

The views are just beautiful. I love Colorado.

View from Copper Mountain

On the last day of the trip, Jess and I opted out of skiing due to our hurting shins. We completely blame the poor quality of the ski boots we rented for the pain we were feeling. The guys tackled Vail for the last day of the trip while Jess and I did a little shopping and pampered ourselves with a mani/pedi.

The weekend was a blast! Colorado hasn’t had much snow this winter so the conditions definitely could have been better, but all other aspects of the trip were great. Before the weekend was even over we decided that this will be a yearly trip and each year we will tackle a new location. Can’t wait for ski trip 2013!


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To Colorado We Go!

Being from Maine, I know what winter is all about. Growing up, nor’easter was a common word in my vocabulary.

When I moved to Wisconsin I was told the winters here are worse. I heard horror stories of endless snow storms and temps way to far below zero.
I was expecting my first Wisconsin winter to be cold. And snowy. And miserable. But is has actually been pretty tolerable.
1 snow storm + a few cold days = not too bad!
(I am totally jinxing myself)

This weekend I am off to another snowy place with Phil and a few friends. Colorado here we come!

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Happy Valentine’s Day


I hope your Valentine’s day is spent with loved ones!

My love is out of town, so my Valentine’s day will be spent working.


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Superbowl Champs!!

My Superbowl was spent with good friends and good food, just as it should.

Giants win = a very happy boyfriend. Pats lose = very unhappy friends.

Being from Maine and going to school in New Hampshire I would say 95% of my friends are Patriots fans (yesterday was a tough day for them). I on the other hand didn’t grow up a Pats fan which is why I have taken on a liking of the Giants (thanks to the boyfriend). Let’s just say I got a few angry texts from friends yesterday.

Phil told me that his Hakeem Nicks jersey is officially mine since every time I wore it this season the Giants won.

Yay Giants!!!!

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Struggles With Half Marathon Training

I signed up for the Rock N’ Roll half marathon in New Orleans months ago. The only thing that crossed my mind when registering was that I was going to be able to see 4 of my friends from Boston and that the weather in the beginning of March in NOLA would be good for running.

What I didn’t consider:

  • the weather in Wisconsin during the winter. it is COLD. training on a treadmill is the worst.
  • training would take place during the holidays when i would be traveling a ton.
  • i work two jobs. one full time job and one job three nights a week.

What I didn’t anticipate:

  • getting sick for two weeks
  • hurting my foot because i’m an idiot

Therefore, training for this half marathon has been basically non existent and I am terrified about this race.

I am crossing my fingers that my foot feels better in the next few days (basically something is wrong with my pinky toe, which led me to walking on the inside of my foot awkwardly for a 5 hour serving shift. yes, i completely caused this injury myself and i’m pissed about it). If all goes as planned, that leaves me 4 weeks to be able to run 13 miles.  AH!

Happy weekend!

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Nerd Alert

We use Lotus Notes (the worst form of email ever) at work. As I was logging out for the day I noticed this:


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Chicken Noodle Soup

When I was really sick last week, Phil made me a “survival kit.” One of the things in it was soup. I never got around to eating it when I was sick but decided to heat it up for lunch today. It looked really plain and boring when I put it in the pot to heat it up so I cut up some carrots and threw in some green beans to add a little color and nutrients to the meal.

I had a piece of toast on the side and it made a very satisfying lunch!

Happy Thursday!

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