Whoever originally came up with the saying ” One step at a time.” was as wise as Socrates in my opinion. This saying has helped me immensely over the years. This weekend I went hiking west of Ft. Collins. There is a trail in the foothills called Towers road in a beautiful area called Horsetooth Open Space. Trail runners, hikers, and mountain bikers … Continue reading Hiking One Step At A Time
This was a weekend I did not want to end. What started out as a somewhat questionable morning with a low energy level and burn out from the previous week, quickly turned into the perfect weekend that I needed. Getting out of bed Saturday morning instead of sleeping in turned out to be a good decision. My alarm went off at 6:00 am. Even … Continue reading The Power of Just Getting Out of Bed and Summer Fitness Goals.
When I was in High School I had a little after school ritual. When the weather allowed, I would Make a glass of Lipton ice tea and go sit on the back porch step. There I would sit and let the worries of high school life melt away. I would admire mom’s roses and Crab- apple trees and listen to the hum of nearby traffic … Continue reading Some Thoughts On Traveling Alone
There is a wisdom and art to aging gracefully. Perhaps it is my discovering this wisdom that keeps me coming back to the same themes as I sit down to write my blog. Getting outdoors, finding balance in life, and spring cleaning my mind. Another beautiful Colorado weekend was at hand as well as an extra hour of sun light on Sunday compliments of the … Continue reading A Day of Unexpected Twists and Turnes
This weekend I found myself driving up to Coyote Ridge outside of Ft. Collins, Colorado for my first hike of 2018. I have not been on these trails or any mountain trail very often the past two years. In 2016 I had half of my meniscus removed and my recovery was not quick. The past two summers I focused more on bike riding since it … Continue reading MY First Hike Of 2018
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you are doing well. I am officially on summer break, yay! Which means I woke up with a cold Sunday morning, of course. Oh well, I am sure it will pass quickly. I know some of you are wondering how my running is going so I will tell you that I finished my first 10k trail race last weekend. It … Continue reading My First Trail Race
Happy Sunday evening, everyone! I thought I would share a little bit of my impromptu Saturday day trip with you. Upon waking up Saturday morning I was in a restless state of mind. I did not feel like working out, working in the yard, or anything productive for that matter. I did want to hike and get some fresh air to … Continue reading My Impromptu Trip To The Great Stupa