Sometimes I just have to get outside and move. I have been feeling unmotivated and uninspired in the gym setting. This past Saturday, however, was the first warm, beautifully sunny Saturday I’ve had in a while. I had no agenda. No work. No exams. Just nothing. That is truly beautiful to me.
I am back in Colorado for the summer and feelin’ the summertime love! Everything is so green and sunny and hot and I am in my element. So far my summer has consisted of training, fresh meals, pool time, good friends, BBQs, 4-square, long bike rides, nights out in the town and even summer school is more enjoyable. It is crazy to think that July will be here next week–my summer bucket list is still so long! I am on a good pace however, and I am enjoying every moment in the mean time. Continue reading
The flooding is gone and the mosquitos, humidity and heat are here! Confession: I love the heat and the humidity. Call me crazy, but I am in my element. I have been taking advantage of the weather for my workouts for sure. Even if it is high noon or 3pm, I will get my booty outside. The sun, heat and humidity doesn’t bother me, I just make sure I am hydrated. The mosquitos on the other hand…those things can just evaporate. Anyway…be sure to hydrate and eat a good breakfast like… Continue reading
As I have probably mentioned before, Spring is my favorite season. I love Easter, getting outdoors, the sunshine, the flowers, etc. This post is just my ode to Spring and what I do to get out and enjoy it. When I moved to Colorado a few years ago, my outlook on Spring shifted slightly–snow?? Really?? Oh well, even random snow storms can’t dull my Spring spirit.
Last weekend was a blast! I went down to Winter Park for the weekend to go skiing–a typical pass time for the Colorado student I have discovered. It was a nice break to exert some energy on the snowy mountains and be at one with nature and away from the crowded gym and college campus. I love any type of vacation that involves a physical activity paired with it like skiing, surfing, hiking, biking, etc. Although I did have a “cheat” weekend, I always made sure to keep everything in balance too.
The weather has been foggy, rainy, dreary and “cold.” Well, cold for Houston. This always seems to happen when I come home. I expect a break from the cold and the snow and want to come to the warm and sun, but here I am… oh well. I am not letting it ruin my fun!
On to the finale of my summer “vacation.” I say “vacation” because I was vacationing in the colorful state in which I attend school, Colorado. I am so blessed to call this amazing place my home away from home. The beauty and wonder never ceases to captivate me. On the final day in Glenwood Springs, my family and I went off the beaten path to a more than less popular hiking trail, but it did not disappoint by any means! It was full of gorgeous views of the river and falls and if it were not for the Grizzly Bear encounter (yes, GRIZZLY BEAR!!!), then we would have kept hiking the afternoon. Continue reading
When in Colorado, you have to spend as much time as possible outside. There is really no other way. After moving back up via a two day road trip, I was itching to be back in the sun and back in nature. The day after I got back (when I was still residing in a hotel), I made it out to Horsetooth Resevoir with my boyfriend to go kayaking. It was so much fun! A nice way to work those arms and shoulders without even realizing. Continue reading
Last week, I packed up my bags and headed back to Fort Collins, the college town home to Colorado State University. I know it may seem strange that on my summer vacation, I took a vacation back to school… but most of my friends reside in Colorado now and I was missing them dearly. The first step was deciding what bags to pack for my week long trip. Do not worry! Despite the picture, I am a light packer. I only bring two bags on trips–even when I go overseas! My go-to-rule is if I cannot carry it myself, then I have overpacked. Continue reading
I have not felt myself lately. I have felt bogged down, stressed out, and really anxious. I often seem to spread myself too thin, trying to accomplish many tasks in a small amount of time in order to feel successful and make sure I do not let others down. During one of my recent chaotic clouds though, I made myself pause for a moment to ask, “Aren’t I on summer break?” One of my biggest fears in life is not having enough time, but if I am trying to cram too many experiences in a brief period of time, won’t I miss something? Continue reading