What My Week Will Look Like

Woof!  Just creating this image made me exhausted today

PicMonkey Collage

Heavy focus on the poor legs this week, which is why I’m cuttin’ them a break today and Thursday.  Lots of fun and exciting things planned though, so I’m looking forward to it!


AM Arms


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Click for the routine

Lunch stretch/walk

PM Arms


AM Yoga for Runners

PM 5 miler



AM stretch

PM 4 miler



Hot Power Fusion Class






Dirty DASH!




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Plan to sleep until my eyes can’t stay closed anymore 🙂

What’s your week look like?

A Busy Weekend and Exciting DIRTY Deal For YOU!

I’VE GOT SOME BIG NEWS FOR YOU GUYS AT THE END OF THE POST, but first let’s get through normal business

Another Summer weekend in the books.


Did everyone enjoy their weekend?  Ours was very busy by our standards, but the perfect mix of fun and activity.  Let’s backtrack 🙂

Friday Night

I left you all Saturday morning mentioning that I followed up a half day of work with a nice short hike up in the front range in Golden, CO.


I did the Chimney Gulch trail which was just over 3 miles and a nice prep for a much longer weekend hike on Sunday.


I celebrated the weekend with a donut from Whole Foods


{totally worth the potential stomach ache at the moment}

While Zach wrapped up work.  Around 430 we headed out to walk to a happy hour at a new bar a few blocks from our house, The Matedor.


I started off the night with a Cucumber Jalapeno margarita and enjoyed every spicy sip.


Zach and I split some stuffed jalapenos  while we tried to decide whether we wanted to extend our happy hour.


Ultimately, we decided we were having too much fun and I enjoyed a glass of white wine and good conversation until we headed off to our dinner spot for the evening.

Sushi Bay

We had planned to go to one of our favorite and affordable sushi spots int he Tennyson neighborhood of Denver, Sushi Bay.  Never dissapoints.


We started with two good size rolls to judge our hunger.


Which we followed up with two more — one of which continued the jalepeno theme of the evening (and was VERY hot.  We actually ended up not finishing it, ha).

Just looking at all these rolls is making me want to go back.  Like now.  Maybe I can talk Zach into basically repeating this date night this week.  What do you think babe?


I sipped another glass of white wine with my dinner but at this point in the evening I was reaching my alcohol limit.  We stretched out dinner for quite some time and I had no trouble savoring this drink the entire time.

Saturday Morning

Neither Zach nor I spelt particularly well Friday night, so we were slow to roll outta bed around 730 or 8 AM.  We knew we wanted to get a run in, so I snacked on an easy-to-digest tummy friendly snack before hitting the road.

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 We didn’t get out the door until almost 9 AM, so it was already getting hot and muggy.  Never a good sign.  I managed to truck it out with him over the hills until about 4.5 miles, where we stopped for a water and bathroom break.  Zach still felt great while I was feeling the mix of heat plus drinks from the night before…

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Zach ended up going a couple extra miles while I just trucked it back home.  I made it a little over 5 miles before I just walked it out.  A nice slow start to the morning, nothing wrong with that.

We got a few things done around the house (including my hubby finally hanging back up our rearview mirror that literally just dropped from the windshield awhile go.  Oddest thing) before our hunger stopped us in our tracks.

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Eggs with some goat cheese, garden tomatoes and fresh basil on a corn tortilla.  DELISH.  I WILL Be making this meal again.  ASAP.

We had a friend stop by for a little while to pick up a few things, and before we knew it, it was time to head to our first part of the evening.

A 50th Celebration

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One of Zach’s cousins who live in Colorado was celebrating his 50th birthday this weekend, so we headed out to celebrate and spend time with family.

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The night was a blast, full of family, good food and fun.

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I enjoyed a Qudoba bar with greens, chicken and salsa

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plus a peanut butter chocolate gluten free cupcake.  YUM

After a couple hours we headed to our second part of the evening, but by this point I guess my camera wasn’t in my thoughts because I didn’t snap any pictures.  Either way we were celebrating a friend going back to school and had a BLAST with some old work friends.

We were home around 11, to be sure we got enough rest for a tough hike the next morning.

Sunday Morning Hike

Zach and I were up and at em early — out of the house before 715 with Gus in hand for a birthday hike 🙂


Gusman and the two of us made it over twelve miles for an exhausting but fun way to wrap up our weekend.





We finished our hike right before 1 PM, and were HUNGRY.   All we had eaten were snacks, including trail mix, fruit and pb pretzels.  Food was needed.


A gluten free pizza and beer from a golden brewery right off the main street.  And dog friendly WITH Yahtzee, perfect.


I was dog tired by the time we got home, so I showered then settled in for a chick flick while Zach got some work done outside.

The evening slipped away and before I knew it, it was almost 8 PM.  Time for some grub before passing out.

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A salad with  a mix of fresh veggie and salad bar topping from Sprouts.

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All topped off with a DELICIOUS gluten free cupcake.  I will have to share the brand with you guys, because these are AMAZING.


Over the weekend I got some EXCITING news!  As a part of my connection with Fitfluential, I have been selected to be a sponsor for The Dirty Dash!


click for link to The Dirty Dash Website to check it out and SIGN UP!

From their website

Have you ever said to yourself, “Marathons are too easy, and Triathlons are for sissies?”

We haven’t either…those races are really hard. Think about it…the first person to run a marathon actually died. HE DIED!…and he probably didn’t even have fun along the way! Well, welcome to a new kind of race: THE DIRTY DASH. This race that puts all other races to shame. The Dirty Dash is a mud run obstacle course where a military boot camp meets your inner five-year-old’s fantasy and subsequently converts boy to man and then man to swine. You’ll need endurance to trudge up mountains of sludge, courage to overcome uncompromising obstacles, a complete lack of shame to wallow in pits of mud and a smile to show through at the end! So let this mud run obstacle course become your new guilty pleasure. Go solo or with some of your dirtiest, filthiest, & uncouth friends. Either way, you’ll be able to look at yourself in the mirror and say, “I am a Dirty Dasher!”… and then proceed to clean yourself off.

I’m planning on running my first race with The Dirty Dash in Colorado Springs THIS WEEKEND!!!!!

First off, if any of you are thinking about doing the same and want to run with me, SIGN UP NOW!

I HAVE A DISCOUNT CODE TO SAVE YOU 20% off your entry free! When you register: just type MEDALS when prompted for your discount code and save that 20%!

It also doesn’t JUST have to be Colorado Springs — the Dirty Dash has tons of locations, and using that code will save you 20 percent on all of their upcoming races:

  • August 16 – Colorado Springs
  • August 23 New Mexico
  • September 6 – Missoula 
  • September 13 – Utah
  • September 23 – Virginia Beach

I am beyond stoked about this opportunity and can’t wait to share my experience with you all.   Follow me this weekend at #TheDirtyDash for all the dirty details during the event 🙂

Have you ever run an obstacle race?  Do you want to?