Monday, November 3, 2014

Rock and Roll Denver Complete!

This post is about two weeks late, but I wanted to wait for the official pictures to arrive and I wanted a little time to recover and process.

Two weeks ago, I completed my first half marathon! It was an amazing experience and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat! I did not train as well as I had planned, but I still got out there and finished that race.

I was nervous/excited/scared and a million other emotions the night before and the morning of the race. I didn't know if I could do it and I was terrified that I would get scooped up by the "sag wagon" (as it is called by the rock and roll series) because I was going to slow. Well, good news: I didn't get scooped up for going to slow, I wasn't the last person across the finish line, and I crossed that finish!!!

I felt pretty great for most of the race. I made a few friends to chat with along the way, and that really made the time pass. It was a very pretty course, I got to see lots of Denver and I was feeling good the first 10 miles. Then I hit that "magical" wall. You know the one, where you feel like you want to cry, crawl or just quit.

I was hating the race and questioning why I subjected myself to this for about two miles. Then it hit me that I was only about a mile away from the finish line! I knew I could push it out and make it there. I ran to the finish, crossed that line and had that medal placed around my neck! It felt so awesome!

When all was said and done, I was thrilled that I did it. I was riding that runners high for about a week after the race. We have even decided that we are going to do a few more Rock and Roll races in 2015 and I cannot wait!

If you have thought about doing a Rock and Roll race, I say do it! They are a blast and maybe we will run into each other at one!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Favorite Thing

You may have noticed the jackets that we have on in my post from yesterday. They are the New Balance Glow Beacon Jacket and I am in love!

I first saw this jacket on a blog about a year ago, thought they were great, but didn't want to spend $175 on it. I kept going back and doing online searches to see if I could find them cheaper, but my research was unsuccessful (until about a month and a half ago).

Enter Zulily and their wonderful sales. I was able to pick up one for Andy for half price, but no luck for me. I figured I would be a nice wife and get him one as his marathon training present (though I still wanted one for myself). I kept looking and finally found one of myself on a running outlet website, sadly I forget which one.

They were both on sale since they are last years version, but the only difference I can tell is the color. The new ones are yellow, for both men and women. The ones I picked up are green for men and coral for women, which I like better than the yellow anyway, so it works out!

This is probably the best training jacket that I have come across and will/have gotten tons of use out of it. Especially now that we live pretty much out in the country and there are very few street lights, it is great for those early morning/late night runs when the sun is not so bright. The jacket allows you to be visible during the day with the bright color, and at night since they have dots that glow in the dark! It is also nice and stretchy, not stiff like some other training jackets.

I am so glad that I found these bad boys and can't wait to rock it on my dark training runs.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Great Pumpkin Run and Colorado Springs Grand Prix of Running

On Saturday we got to sleep in and still had a race. I love when races don't require me to get up at 5am haha. So, we made our way to Venetucci Farm for the Great Pumpkin Run 10k, and got sweet hats instead of adding to our ever growing race shirt drawer. 

The first two miles were great, my time was pretty good and I was feeling good. Then we merged with the 5k runners, where the one course marshall told 10k runners to stay to the left, so I did. 

We got to a fork in the road, where the farm house is, and I kept to the left. Well, I ended up going the wrong way, which was the into oncoming 10k traffic, in the middle of the woods. I ended up going this way as the person in front of me did, so I assumed, follow the group. This was very wrong, and I was going against people for about 2 and a half miles. 

It really annoyed me that there was no one at the fork in the road. If you tell me to stay left, I am going to stay left. Andy said when he went past that fork, there was a person directing people. I guess that person got tired and left their post, which caused a few of us to go the wrong way for 2 and a half miles.

I just decided to follow the path in reverse to still get the miles. I finished the race, as I had to, it was the last of the Grand Prix of Running series that we were doing, but I won't do this race again. I did not like the fact that there was very little aide on the course along with very poor course markings (I am not the only person who thinks this, I spoke to a few other people and they had issues as well). 

Like I said, this was the last race in the Grand Prix of Running series. It is a 6 race series where you can pick short (mostly 5ks) or long (mostly 5 milers and 10ks). I ended up doing the long series since I wanted to push myself, and I am glad I did. I liked half of the races, and was not a fan of the other half, so I don't know if I will do the series again next year. But like I said, I am glad I did it and will get my award for completing the series at the dinner in December. 

Have you ever done a race series like this? Were you a fan?

Have you had any races that are just not run well?

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Start of a Bedroom Redo

This past weekend Andy had mentioned that he might want to look for a new comforter. Ours is about a year and a half old and has seen better days (guess that is what happens when we let our pups on the bed all the time). This is our old set:

We decided to go with a duvet, instead of a new comforter set, that way it is much easier to just take it off and toss it in the wash when muddy puppy feet get on it. And then we were off to Target!

I had a cartwheel coupon for 10% off Threshold bedding. If you don't have the cartwheel app, you need to get it right now, best thing ever. Anyway, we made our way to Target but didn't really find anything that we loved, and there is no point in buying something that we didn't like just because we had a coupon.

We then made our way to Bed Bath and Beyond (good thing they are in the same shopping center!). I knew that even though they were more expensive that Target, they would have tons of options, so we decided to check it out. We found a Trina Turk set that I had seen online/other blogs/instagram/etc and I really loved, and lucky us, it was on clearance! We got the duvet, two standard shams and two euro shams for 50% off the original price!

I love the way it looks, but now I want to redo our whole master bedroom! First off is new sheets. We currently have cream sheets, and it just doesn't go with the white in the new set. I am thinking white, or navy, or maybe white with some navy trim.

We have these really pretty lamps (in the picture at the top) that we bought from Cracker Barrel, of all places, last year. They matched out previous bed set perfectly, and I do not want to swap them out just because we changed the bedding.

I am wanting to do some navy and white throw pillows for the bed to tie in the blue from the lamps. I am going to pick up some fabric and make these awesome DIY pillows. I am also thinking about getting some navy curtains, but we will see. Everything goes with navy so even when we change out bedding our room will still have those navy accents to pull everything together.

I really love decorating/re-decorating and I also love finding ways to update a room without spending a ton of money. Now, I am off to put a million things in my virtual shopping carts from different sites and decided what we want!

Do you love to change up rooms in your house every once and a while?

What are your best money saving tips on decorating?

On an unrelated note, I ordered this clutch last week and I love it so I wanted to share! It is by Aldo and I got it from It is the perfect size and makes me miss NYC like crazy!

Friday, September 19, 2014

One Month Away!

It is official.... I have exactly one month until my half marathon! Ahh!

I am nervous and excited and all of those feelings that you get whenever something big is coming up. I am nervous because I am afraid that I will have a crummy time, but I am excited because I am going to do it! I will complete the race and cross the finish line of my first half marathon!

The Rock and Roll race series is one of the best known half marathons/marathons out there. I have not completed any of their other races, but from the amount of info and emails that I get from them, they seem super organized and on top of things. They even sent out a preview of the course a while back, check it out:

They also have the full marathon route posted as well, if you are running that one.

We have been up to Denver a few times since we moved to Colorado in February and I really love the city, so I am excited to run through it and see some parts of town that I haven't been to yet. It also doesn't look like a terribly hard course, which makes me happy since its my first half. So, off for some more training so this race doesn't kick my butt!

Have you done any of the Rock and Roll series races? What did you think?

What are your recommendations of a must-do race?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Great Debate: Lululemon vs. Athleta

Last year I did a post about how I didn't see the point in spending money on running/workout clothes. I used to only really wear stuff that I got at Old Navy or Target, which I still wear, but I started the get to point. I realized that you get what you pay for. Those two stores have a nice price point, but the clothes aren't always as flattering and don't have the bells and whistles that more expensive brands have. Also, I have noticed that they don't always hold up as well. 

I first walked into Lululemon the day of our St. Patty's 5k since the shop is downtown and we were waiting for the parade to start. Of course I wanted to peek in and see what all the rave was about. Well, between the awesome gals that work in our Colorado Springs shop, the fact that their dogs were just walking around the store also greeting everyone that came in, and the nice products, I was sold. 

It is rare that I pay full price for anything, so of course I has happy to find out that they were having a sale on all products that were green/have even a little accent of green for St. Patty's Day. They also offer a 15% military discount in our local shop, so it was a good deal. I got a pair of the Run Inspire Crops, their best selling running capris along with a Swiftly Tech Racerback. I love both and since then my little collection has grown to 3 pairs of run inspire crops, 2 swiftly tech racerback tanks, 2 sports bras, 1 short sleeve swiftly top and 1 long sleeve swiftly top (all purchased on sale or were gifts, thanks to my awesome husband and momma). 

I have heard about Athleta and knew they were the main Lululemon competitor. From their quality of clothing, to their similar business model of offering free classes in their shops and allowing you to bring in your furry friends. However, we do not currently have an Athleta shop in the springs (though I hear one might be opening up here next year), so I never got a chance to check them out. Until this past Monday, when I got an email that they were offering free 2-day shipping. 

I thought I would check out what they had to offer, and found a pair of crops (Relay Capri) and a long sleeve top (Fast Track Top) and popped them in my virtual shopping bag. Sure enough, they arrived yesterday afternoon, so I was excited to try them out on my run this morning!

The verdict: split down the middle!

I think I might like the Athleta Relay Capri a little better, though I still love my Run Inspires. They did not ride down at all during my run, I feel that they have a little more compression, and they have nice reflective strips on the hips and back of the calves. Both have a good sized zipper pocket on the waist in the back and vents behind the knees. They are also less expensive, usually $69 (I got mine for $34), compared the Run Inspires that go for $86. 

Regarding the top, I like aspects of the Fast Track Top, but think I am still more of a fan of the Swiftly Long Sleeve. The Fast Track and Swiftly lines are both made from their own version of anti-stink fabric, which means even when you are super sweaty, you don't smell it. The Fast Track has grippers at the hem so it doesn't ride up, along with nice thumb holes. But, the Swiftly is softer, has longer sleeves (for us girls with long arms) and moves better (I felt like my range of motion was a little restricted in the Fast Track top).

Overall, I am a fan of both, now I just have to be on the hunt for a good sale at either, because finding a great sale is half the fun, right?!?!

What is your go to fitness brand? 

Do you care more about the price or what you are getting for that price? 

Monday, September 15, 2014

I'm Back!!!

I have been inactive on the blog for the past four months, but I am back! I was off enjoying life, enjoying living in Colorado, going on vacation (California and NC!) and just didn't find the blog a priority. I was also a little discouraged in the running department and didn't have much to write about.

I had signed up to complete a half marathon in July, and ended up not running it because I did not feel prepared. I was upset with myself for getting lazy and not training like I should, so that just made it worse. I know things don't always work out the way you plan them, but this was my own fault, so I was bummed. But I got over it, completed a few 10ks since I last wrote and now I am more pumped up because I am registered for the Rock and Roll Denver Half Marathon and I will complete it!

I have also been busy with work, trips and life. And the blog takes a back burner because I will not put the internet before real life. We went to California to Disneyland and San Francisco in July and had a blast!

I also flew back to North Carolina a few weeks ago and it was wonderful. It was the first time I had been back since our wedding two years ago and it was just as beautiful as ever. It was also so great to see my family and friends back there.

We have also been loving our new home in Colorado and getting to know the area and all the great things Colorado has to offer. We are very excited and are loving life out here.

That is all for now, but I promise I will write more and be back at being the greatest self I can be!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

I'm Only Half Crazy (x2)

The day has come, I gave in and registered for a half marathon last week! I am so excited/nervous because I have never run that long, but I know I can do it (even if I have to crawl to the finish). Last year I completed a quarter marathon, and this year I already have some 10ks on the list, but I wanted to up it even more, so I registered for the Half on the Fourth here in Colorado Springs! This will be my first half marathon and Andy's second.

We also knew that The Rock and Roll Marathon and Half was coming to Denver in October!

We wanted to participate but thought we had a 10-miler the day prior, so that wasn't going to work. We found out that Rock and Roll has a half marathon 2-person relay and through that would be manageable. Well, I did a little more checking and turns out, we do not have a 10-miler the day before. So, I signed up for the half and Andy signed up for the full! (maybe next year will be my first full, baby steps).

I am so excited for both of these races! The Half on the Fourth looks like a really nice course right through a park and seems to be pretty flat (unlike our race this coming Saturday, that one will be full of big hills). Then the Rock and Roll is right through Denver and has live music all throughout the course. If you have ever done a Rock and Roll race, I would love to know what you thought of it!

Now, on to training!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Virtual Races

I really need to be better about posting, sorry for the month hiatus. We have been busy with planning little summer trips, like going to Denver in two weeks to see the Mets play the Rockies! And my family coming to visit, which I am super excited for. And, a possible summer vacation to Disneyland and San Francisco!

But, what I wanted to chat about today is virtual races! Has anyone tried them yet? If so, I would love to know what you think.

A virtual race is a race (most sites have 5k, 10k, half and full marathon distances), where you sign up and run the distance of your choice. You get an awesome medal and race bib, and the money goes to charity. They aren't too expensive, most between $20-$35 per race.

There are tons of different sites that put on virtual races, and they are for all different causes and charities. You get your pick which is awesome! Plus, you can get your friends and family together and make a day out of it. Or in my case, since my friends and family live all over the place, it is something you can do and chat about it later!

I have found a few that I want to participate in and that give to charities that I want to support. Below are some of the good ones that I found.

Fit, Fab and Lean

Will Run for Bling and Charity

US Road Running

Jost Running

Have you done a virtual run? What do you think? If you want to do one, let me know, maybe we can sign up for the same race and its like we are running together!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Meatloaf Wednesday!

Today I want to share one of my favorite recipes with you! My mom bought me the Biggest Loser Family Cookbook a while back and it does have some great recipes. We used to watch Biggest Loser all the time and the recipes in the book are from the contestants on the show.

One of my favorite in the book is the Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf. I have made some changes to fit what we like and I also double what the recipe says that way there are leftovers for lunches.

Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf(my way):

1 1/2 cups Old-Fashioned Oats
1 cup fat free milk
5 tbsp buffalo wing sauce (or more to taste) - I use Frank's Red Hot
2 lbs ground turkey
1 cup finely chopped celery
1 cup finely chopped sweet onion
4 large egg whites
1/2 tsp salt
5 oz crumbled reduced-fat blue cheese
Olive oil spray

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray two loaf pans with olive oil spray
2. Mix together the milk and oats, allow to sit for 3-5 minutes (until the oats start to get soft)
3. Add wing sauce to milk and oats mixture, stir together
4. Combine oats/milk/wing sauce mixture with ground turkey, celery, onion, egg whites and salt and mix
5. Add blue cheese and gently mix
6. Evenly distribute mixture between the two loaf pans (should be about 3/4 of the way full)
7. Bake in oven for 40-50 minutes
8. Remove and cut each loaf into 8 pieces and serve

Once the meatloaf is done, I usually cut two or three pieces per person. I then top with a little extra buffalo wing sauce or reduced-fat ranch (per the persons preference). Serve it with a side of sweet potatoes, salad or rice.

I used to make this every Wednesday, hence Meatloaf Wednesday!, but I hadn't made it in about two months. Last night I made it and it was delicious. I cannot wait to have some leftovers for lunch today!

Do you have any favorite weekly dishes? Hope you have a great day friends!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pinterest Coming to Life and CNNiReport

I have been wanting a bib/medal hanger for a while now, and saw some that I really liked on Etsy, but didn't want to spend $50 on one as that would end up being $100 for two (one for me and one for Andy). I also found some on Pinterest that seemed easy enough, so I decided that we would make them!

Yesterday afternoon we hit up Michael's and got two wood plaques, two colors of acrylic paint, sponge brushes and a paint pen. They didn't have they type of hooks that I wanted (L shaped hook), so we went across the street to Lowe's and got some hooks there. The total cost to make two was about $40.

We got home and we were excited to start our Sunday project! We set up a folding table in the garage and covered it with a big trash bag to keep the table safe of paint. Then we set our wood plaques on two solo cups, that way you can easily paint the edges of the wood without having to pick it up. We did three coats of paint as the wood soaks up the paint. Then we drilled little holes and screwed in our hooks. After that I did some writing on the top and we were ready to hang them!

I am so happy with how they came out, through I do not have the best handwriting, they still look great! It was also a lot of fun to go through the bibs and medals that we have and remember all of those fun races, we cannot wait to add more this year!

Plus these are something that we made together instead of buying, and we saved $60!

And, as an added bonus, while we were at the gym yesterday morning, I got an Instagram notification from a producer at CNN. She was working on their CNNiReport and wanted to use one of my pictures of the tumbleweeds from last week. Well, it made CNN! Here is the link, and a little screen shot of their website (though she should have said March 18th instead of March 28th, since that hasn't happened yet, but still, pretty awesome!)

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Races for the Year!

When I woke up Sunday morning I was in the mood to workout and was also excited to plan races, since we had just finished our first of the year Saturday.  I was excited to workout in my new Lululemon goodies, which was great. But, I was up an hour and a half before Andy, so I did some race planning before we hit the gym.

I found out that The 5k on St. Pat's Day was actually the first race in a series called the Colorado Springs Grand Prix of Running. There are six races that you have to complete to finish the series. Well, one down, five more to go!

We are going to do the long series, which includes a 5k, a 5 miler, three 10ks and a 10 miler. O goodness, what am I getting myself into? There is also a short series which is five 5ks and a 10k, but I want to push myself. So, long series here we come. Now, on to training for me so I don't make a fool of myself haha.

There are also some races not part of the series that I want to do. So far we have 16 races for the year, including two possible half marathons!!! If all goes well, maybe there will be a marathon in 2015?!?! Here's for hoping!

And now I leave you with something to make you laugh/smile. My little subdivision made Buzzfeed. You see, we had a very bad dust/wind storm all day yesterday which resulted in my neighborhood being covered in tumbleweeds. Take a look, the picture second from the bottom, that is my next door neighbor's house, the guy must have been standing in my yard to take the picture.

Have a great day!

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Leprechaun must have struck, because I am back!!!

Hi friends, I am back! Sorry I have been MIA for the past two months. Between moving to Colorado, finding a house/getting moved in, work and life, I was just in a blogging rut. But now I am back and I have some fun things planned in our future! I have planned out our races for the year, and might ad some more (but more on that tomorrow) Today, I want to share our fun Saturday!

We saw a commercial last week for the St. Patrick's day goings on in Colorado Springs, and Friday we decided to sign up for The 5k on St. Pats Day. The race was Saturday morning and over 2500 people registered, that's a good amount! We had a lot of fun on the run. It was the first time that I have run outside here so I was nervous because everyone says it is so hard to breath here. Well, I knocked two minutes of my last 5k time, so I was happy with it!

After the race we hit Lululemon because we had about an hour before the parade started. Let me tell you, I think I have found a new love! There clothes are so comfy both in and out of the gym (I put my new outfit to the test in a workout yesterday, good stuff). The only draw back is that Lululemon is a bit on the pricey side, but as a treat to ourselves we each got a new outfit, plus anything green was 20% off (yes, that little green in the band on my capris made them count for the sale)!

I have browsed their website a million times and never purchased, but I am excited that I picked some up. I cannot wait to add to my ever growing workout clothes collection... I mean work clothes (lets be real, I work from home so gym clothes and work clothes are one in the same). And am excited to add a bit more Lululemon to that collection.

After that, we stepped outside just as the parade started. I am used to the St. Patrick's Parade in NYC as there is where I grew up and that is probably the biggest St. Patty's parade there is, but it was nice to have a parade to watch. It was a lot of fun with lots of groups, from bagpipes and Irish step dancers, to local high school marching bands, dog rescues and 4-H clubs. We had so much fun and I cannot wait to do it all again next year!

Since Saturday was so busy, Sunday consisted of a morning workout, breakfast, some errands, laundry and lots of relaxing. We also caught the new show Crisis on NBC last night. We are now fans and I cannot wait to see what happens next week!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend? Anyone else do anything fun? Happy St. Patrick's day to all my Irish friends and family out there, and even if you aren't Irish :)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Momma!

Today is my moms birthday and I wanted to wish her the best day! Wish I could be there to celebrate with her, hopefully next year! I can't for our next visit! And now for some great pictures! 

 When my mom was a baby with my grandma! 
 Me and my mom when I was a baby! 
Last mother's day with my momma! 

Happy Birthday Momma! Have a great day!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Finding the Time

I will be the first to say that I really enjoy running, but it is not always easy to find the time to fit a run in. There are days where I will make excuses to not run: "its too dark", "its too cold", "I'll just hit snooze one more time". Then I will say I will do it after I get off work, and that doesn't happen. Dinner needs to be made, dog need to be taken care of, I am sleepy, whatever the reason, it usually doesn't pan out.

I am sure we have all been there, and it doesn't do anyone any good. There were times towards the end of last year where I would go a few weeks without getting a run in, and I don't want that to happen this year. So, this year I have vowed to stop making up reasons to not get out there, and I am hitting the pavement!

I know people who have no problem getting up and running a few miles at 4am, I am not one of those people. I do no like running when it is pitch black out, mostly for safety reasons. And also because at 4am it is usually well below freezing in my area and that isn't enjoyable for me. Whats the point if you are dreading every step?

So, now I have started running on my lunch break! That is one of the perks of working from home, I can sit in running clothes all day and its doesn't matter (and my husband will attest to the fact that this regularly happens).

I have 30 minutes for lunch, and that is the perfect amount of time to get in some miles and make it back home for work again. I usually come in, decompress for a minute, make some Nuun, and then its back to work for me. That afternoon run makes the rest of the day go by faster and I feel better. I always feel better after a run, so I don't know why I ever make excuses not to do it. Silly me.

Do you have trouble finding the time? When do you fit in your run?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Jawbone Up24 Review

A while ago I did a post on the FitBit Flex vs the Jawbone Up. I knew I wanted one, but didn't know which was best for me. Well, on Christmas morning my husband surprised me with a Jawbone Up24! This is the newest version, it wasn't even out when I did my comparison. I was so excited and have been wearing it every day since Christmas!

The Up24 comes in two colors, onyx (black) and persimmon (orange). I got the persimmon and love it, I am a bright color kinda girl! They also come in three sizes, so you get just the right fit. I got the large and it is great, a little lose but fits just fine. I think the medium would have been too snug and would bother me throughout the day and night.

That's right, you wear this baby all day and night. During the day it tracks your steps and activity, and also allows your to log your food/drink intake and your mood throughout the day. Then, at night you set it for sleep mode and it tracks yours sleep. I love both modes because it makes me much more aware of what I do during the day and how I sleep. You can also view your trends and see your most active/inactive days and sleep.

Lets talk more about the two modes.

In awake mode your step and fitness get tracked throughout the day (most people should strive to hit at least 10,000 steps a day). It is great because it gives you real time updates since the Up24 made the improvement and it now syncs directly to your phone instead of plugging it in, as long as you have an iPhone. This was one of the drawbacks of the Up so I was excited for this feature. You can set it to vibrate if you have been inactive for too long. I have mine set to buzz me if I have been inactive for an hour. You can also set it for the start and stop of a workout that way you get credit for those more active times (even if it not a walking/running based activity). It is great and it really makes you aware of how active or not you are during the day.

In sleep mode it will tell you when you fell asleep, when you woke up and how you slept. It shows your deep sleep and light sleep along when when and how long you woke up throughout the night. I really like the sleep tracker because I find myself going to bed earlier because I want to hit my goal for the night, which is much better than staying up until midnight watching crappy TV. You need enough sleep to be able to function well the following day (about 8 hours a night for most people) and I want to be able to hit that goal every night (and I usually do!).

Needless to say, I am in love with this little gadget! I think everyone should have one because it helps you live a healthier lifestyle, and who couldn't stand to be a little more healthy? It makes you more aware of the little things throughout the day and makes you want to strive to beat your own goals which is great in my book!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Big Move!

I know in my last few posts I have hinted at a move coming up. When we moved to Oklahoma in June, we knew it would only be for a few months. Andy was sent here for school which would last about 6 months. They started in the middle of July and he will graduate in early February. Then, exactly one month from today we will be on the road again!

Andy received his orders a few months ago, but I didn't want to say anything because the Army changes stuff like that all the time and I didn't want to jinx it. But, now that it is only a month away, I can officially say that we are moving to.... Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO!!!!

We are so excited about this next step! When Andy received the list of options for his next post, it was a long one. He asked me where I wanted to go, and I told him I didn't really care, it was whatever was the best opportunity for his career. I am very easy going and would live anywhere. Plus, I work from home and can work from anywhere within the continental US, so I was good with anything. He had to submit is top three choices, and Fort Carson was his number one. We were very happy that he got his first choice!

I am soooo excited that we are moving to Colorado Springs. It is supposed to be beautiful and there is so much to do, between shopping, dining, museums, outdoor fun, and lots of chances for running races! (I have tentatively added a few to the calender for when we get there).

Have you ever been to or lived in the Colorado Springs area? Do you have favorites of the town? I would love to hear from you if you do, or if you just want to say hi!