Man, you guys. I always have such a tough time with this part of the year. Even though I’m really excited to see what 2017 has in store for me (running and otherwise), I’m suffering from the post-holiday blues—bad. Getting back into office-mode is quite rough after having 2 weeks off.

Thankfully though I didn’t have much trouble getting my butt out of bed early yesterday morning. Maybe because Riley (our 80 lb. lug/dog) was taking up roughly 2/3 of our king sized bed. I think if I had waited another half hour I would’ve ended up on the floor anyway.

So thanks to Riley, I was up and out the door by 7am and was pleasantly surprised by my run. Despite the frigid temperatures (16 degrees, real feel of 10) and the dead race legs from Sunday’s 5k, I felt pretty good! Took it nice and slow and bundled up big time to stay warm.

Check out my neat new hat from Sunday’s race. I wish more races gave out hats instead of shirts.



Averaged 8:41s for just over 5 miles. Perfect for a little post-race recovery run. Then, once I got inside I took a scalding hot shower and made myself a single pancake.

Hungry Runner Girl turned me onto Kodiak mixes, and these little single serving blueberry cups are the absolute best thing. I love how they make the whole house smell like blueberries. The only downside is they’re insanely expensive.


They’re not the prettiest once they’re “cooked,” but all you have to do is add water, stir, and microwave for one minute. They also have enough protein to keep me satiated for 4ish or so hours. Big win for a breakfast food.


By the time I hit the road for work it was snowing pretty hard in Boulder. While the commute from Denver to Boulder typically isn’t too bad, it can be pretty rough in traffic/bad weather (luckily we had a bit of both yesterday). So even though I left 15 minutes earlier than normal, I still ended up being a little late. That pretty much set the tone for the rest of my workday.

But! I had this beauty to look forward to for dinner. I thank my lucky stars every day that S is a good cook. These meatballs were seriously mind blowing.


Then we just cozied down, watched Civil War on Netflix, and I read this book before bed. I really like it so far, but man, it makes me wish I would’ve gotten into running earlier in life. I can’t believe collegiate athletes run 80-100 miles per week. It makes me feel equal parts exhausted and jealous.


And that’s all for today. Fingers crossed the meteorologists are wrong about Denver’s 6-12 inches of snow over the next couple of days. Otherwise, I might be signing up for a gym tomorrow (I’m sure I’ll be the ONLY person there).





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