Spring Friday Round Up

The sun is shining and it is another beautiful day here in Colorado.



Colorado really is spectacular in the Spring.  Yes — we get snow in April and May.  And yes, you will likely hear me complain about it.  But Spring snowy days are often followed closely by another 60 and Sunny degree day.   So there is always that :).

This beautiful day has me excited for another weekend (hello quick week!).  Tonight we’re taking it easy, and tomorrow is supposed to be stormy so we’re heading up to the mountains to enjoy the snow :), and then Sunday is sunny and 60 again so we’re hoping to enjoy Denver with a possible run and brunch.  Not. Too. Shabby.

Moving on, let’s talk about this week.


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  • Monday: PM yoga class
  • Tuesday: Speed/hill work run AM, lunch easy strength 30 minute session
  • Wednesday:  Pilates Barr class + 2 mile run
  • Thursday: Rest day with hilly Gus walk
  • Friday: AM speed work on treadmill for 4.3 + miles and quick weights

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Overall, I was fairly busy this week but did manage to squeeze in some intentional exercise when I could.  Two classes, two dedicated speed runs, one great walk with Gus, a strength work out.  Not too bad.  This weekend I’m planning one ski day and one run day — so I think that’ll round out the week nicely.  Stay tuned!



There were some good eats at the Jara household this week!


Homemade quesadillas


Open face sammies


With ham and heirloom tomatoes with fresh mozzarella


Grilled chicken and salads


And we never have a week without pizza 🙂

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Zach and I were inspired to get groceries for the weekend last night while we were out after dinner so we have a few meals planned for the weekend as well before he leaves.

  • Stir fry with elk meat
  • Fresh salads
  • Homemade pizza

Sounds like some good eats to me!

And let’s wrap it up with some inspiration and love for another good week in the books.


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14 thoughts on “Spring Friday Round Up

  1. Did you change your theme! Those open faced sammies look amazing AND I happen to think it’s pretty awesome to have a 60s and sunny day but still see snow on the ground! Enjoy the weekend!

  2. I love Colorado! So beautiful and right next door to my home state (Utah)! I miss the views of the Rockies sometimes! Your recipes look amazing too, I love looking at pictures of other runners food (That sounds weird, doesn’t it! Lol)….the common theme just makes me smile; healthy people who love to eat!

  3. STUNNING picture. I was actually in Colorado for the first and only time in January last year for a conference at Steamboat Springs, but the whole place was white, including Denver! We drove all the way up from Denver through Silverthorne and it was just incredible, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it.

    My goal is the London Marathon, four weeks away tomorrow. I’m really nervous but also pretty excited. I found out that I had a place in September (after applying for the ballot the day after last year’s race, in April!) so it’s been a really long time coming. I’m really looking forward to the race finally happening, but a bit worried about how I’ll feel afterwards when it’s over.

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