Anniversary Accident

My wonderful, amazing, thoughtful husband planned an oh-so-perfect overnight stay for us in Winter Park to celebrate our first anniversary Friday night.

I started my morning with a quick 5k.  The weather was actually chilly, so it was the first run of the season that I actually felt the chill in my lungs.  Quite the difference from the race in the high 90’s the previous weekend…

I made a batch of Gluten Free chocolate chip scones, and we were off for the evening in paradise.

We made it to the mountain around noon, and made a pit stop to hike up Berthoud Pass on our way to the resort.  Half way up the mountain I realized, my phone had died.

As frustrating as that is technically, for the blog it means I lost all photos that I had taken through the morning, which was kind of a bummer.   But at least Zach had some forethought and brought his d-slr.


Unfortunately Zach’s camera died after one shot on our hike.  At least it was a good one.

The rest of our evening included a stop at a happy hour for drinks and a flatbread.  Relaxing in the hotel.  And a nice dinner out.

While I’d love to share the details with you guys, I guess it’s kind of nice that this little overnight away is really just between the hubby and myself.  Not such a bad thing I assume 🙂

What was your last technical mishap?  Frustrating!?

I Already Miss The Slopes

Happy Monday — comin’ at ya from the  office desk before the work week begins.


My brain may still be on the slopes though ;).

Zach and I were so lucky to get a quick weekend away in Winter Park this weekend.  Earlier in the season, as a season pass holder, Zach picked up a “Vintage Pass” which gave us 10 “points” to spend for nights at their hotel at a very discounted rate.  A weeknight = 1 point.  Weekends = 2.  So when you’ve heard me talking about Zach and I staying up in the mountains this winter, that’s where we’ve been.

This past weekend we used up the last of our points, but let me tell you with the conditions we had yesterday, we went out in style.  The snow was soft thanks to the previous days storm.  The sky was blue and the sun was right.  Zach and I were lucky enough to be able to lap some slopes without problem and generally speaking stay away from the crowds.  Not-a-bad-day.

In general, our weekends in the mountains include long days of skiing, afternoons of snacking and board games, dinner and an early night to sleep.  All to repeat the next day 🙂

Last Night

Thanks to easy road conditions, Zach and I were able to make it home in record time last night to relax and watch some hockey (His RedWings were on) and college basketball.  Zach and I did a friendly bracket just between the two of us so we’ve been having fun following the games, without the pressure of serious money or stakes on the line.


I was not feeling cooking, and have been on a major Greek kick lately — so decided to go easy last night and pick up a Mediterranean dish from out local grocer.

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As always, it didn’t dissapoint and Zach even agreed that it was quite tasty.

We were super cool kiddos and in bed before 10.  Just my style 🙂

This Morning

I woke up with my body extremely exhausted and a slight twinge in my throat, so I decided to postpone any work out until after I was out of work for the day and slept in.  If you’re keeping track, that’s almost 10 hours of sleep last night.   Ski weekends take it out of this girl 🙂

With that said, I am planning a yoga class tonight (maybe even a hot yoga class) and some good workouts for the rest of the week, so don’t you worry 😉

Question of the Morning: Tell me all about your weekend!  I feel disconnected from all of you!

The Good, The Bad, And the Ugly

Good Morning and Happy Saturday everyone 🙂  While we got a TON of snow yesterday, it’s beautiful here in Denver this morning and the snow has all but melted already.   I love high altitude livin’.  People are out and about this morning, brunch spots are full. . . Spring is coming :).

Now that we have that behind us, let’s get to the nitty gritty.  Let’s start with:

The Good


My colleague forgot his breakfast yesterday morning.  You see, he’s one of those people that literally eats the same thing ((oatmeal))  So to forget your breakfast, the most important meal of the day, is kind of a bummer.  Well, I just so happened to have brought oatmeal that my oh-so-kind hubby made me, so I offered it to my colleague, figuring I’d scrounge for something around the office.

What I found:

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Maybe not the healthiest breakfast ever, but MY GOD was it delicious.  And it kept me surprisingly full through most of the day.  @Whole Foods, send me some more, please?

The Bad

Zach and I had a pretty packed weekend on the books.  Yesterday, our plan was to have Zach swoop me up from work and head into the mountains for an overnight and early morning ski session Saturday.

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We hit the road a little before 5 and were surprised by just how much snow there was on the ground as we got further West.

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Traffic was moving slow but at least it was moving . . . so we kept on trucking.

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I actually posted the above picture of Gusman and I on my Instagram (follow me!) and facebook (like me!) passing the time on the slow freeway.  Well, right as I posted it one of Zach’s cousins commented that Berthoud Pass, the road we were getting on to head to Winter Park, had been struck by an avalanche just a few hours earlier.

Our hearts dropped as we pulled up the news report.  Thankfully no one was hurt, but by this point we were already in Empire (at the pass), so we decided to try and wait it out.

We were patient for awhile, but finally decided to call our hotel and see if they knew anything about the pass or when it was expected to open.  Unfortunately, it was then that we got the news that the pass was likely to stay closed overnight.

The Ugly

So, after an hour plus of waiting, and over an hour of driving, we turned around and headed back home to Denver.  Right around 8 PM, we made it back home and tried to shake off the drive with a very quiet evening.

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We had our planned meal of cheese, crackers and veggies, and watched Mr. and Mrs. Smith until we fell asleep.  Not exactly what we had in mind — but sometimes plans change, right?

This Morning

Being the crazy man that he is, Zach headed back up to the mountain this morning.  I choose to take the previous night as a message and sleep in.

By 830 I finally pulled myself out of bed and tried a new to me work out on NTC app.

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This work out was 45 minutes and full of dynamic moves mixed with CHALLENGING cardio bursts that had me sweating and my heart pumping.   I followed up the work out with a nice long hilly walk with the Gusman (he was cooped up in the car yesterday, too)

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And am now ready for some breakfast!  I think fresh fruit and a pastry with french press coffee is on the menu this morning :).  If I can’t be in the mountains with my husband, at least I can pretend like I’m back in Europe, right?

Quesiton of the Morning:  When was the last time your plans got changed out of your control?