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runaroundaroo

Colorado 80227
Wanna be runner, snowboarder, mountain biker, chef, seamstress, knitter, baker, writer, comedian...I could go on and on! Basically I blog about my attempts at being awesome and hope for the best!
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Birthday Trail Run by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last week I convinced Paula that a 27 mile birthday run on the Colorado Trail was a good idea! I’m pretty sure she occasionally regretted her decision to join me but the t ... Read on »
Earning Legit Ultra Cred by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It has been almost two weeks since I ran my first ultra race – the Bear Chase 50K . When I wrote the race recap I had a million things to say about the race and my overall ... Read on »
Think Snow! by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Guess what? Last Friday we got snow! Okay, so maybe that is old news considering it is now Tuesday, but I have snowy photos to share and we are in full blown ... Read on »
Hiking with Sierra Trading Post {Square Top + Wilcox} by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A few weeks ago I got an email from Andy at Sierra Trading Post inviting me on a mountain hiking adventure with a few Denver bloggers – Heather , Lynne , Lauren – and ... Read on »
Bear Chase 50k – My First Ultra by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have officially ran my first ultra – the Bear Chase 50K – so I guess that means I get to start calling myself an ultra marathoner, right? It feels weird to say that. In ... Read on »
Xterra Half Marathon {1st trail race} by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This race was on my Google Calendar for months before I signed up. My inquires into trail racing started with this race series. Right after the Wild West Relay I started p ... Read on »
Crewing an Ultra – My Run, Rabbit, Run Weekend by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last Monday I was lazing around to “recover” from my weekend in Steamboat Springs where wandered around eating bacon, massaging tired, dirty runner legs and soaking up eve ... Read on »
Hiking Holy Cross by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I like to think I’m capable of planning ahead. I mean, you should see the lists I make when packing – they get color coordinated and sometimes I start them days in advance ... Read on »
Getting Stronger…and Smarter by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’ve been doing a lot of mountain talk lately but you can’t blame me… did you see the photos? Unfortunately I have not yet figured out how to swing a life 100% in the moun ... Read on »
A Red Sunrise {Redcloud + Sunshine} by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Exactly one week ago today we joined the masses and headed into the mountains for the holiday weekend. In an effort to stay as far away from the crowds as possible we deci ... Read on »
A Forest of Crazy {50K Trail Race} by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Its weird how the brain works. All it takes is a few enablers to whole-heartedly support a fleeting idea. Before you know it the seed has been planted and that silly idea ... Read on »
Heart & Sole 10K {Surprise PR} by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I walked away from the Heart & Sole 10K last Sunday morning thinking one thing…holy crap, my legs are loving life! Oh, and “drink more water, you idiot”. This ... Read on »
Meet… Messy Molly by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Remember that one time when I promised to never again dedicate an entire post to a cat? Well, I lied. And its only partly my fault – the official results and photos st ... Read on »
Running Lately by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running There has been a fair amount of running in my life lately. The fun kind where you just go out and enjoy life in your running shoes. Without even trying too hard there has ... Read on »
Downhill…isn’t always easier! by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It hurts to grip my steering wheel, or even rub my hands together. My knee is beautifully bruised and my thighs ache. I got out of bed yesterday and kind of wished I was a ... Read on »
The long distance trail thing…I get it! by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I get it…I really get it! For the first time in my life I actually understand why some runners will spend hours on trails and be able to walk away talking about how much f ... Read on »
Mt Shavno + Tabeguache Peak by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running On Friday afternoon Chris suggested hiking a fourteener on Sunday morning. I had the GTIS Half on Saturday morning but really wanted to see what my tired legs could do so ... Read on »
Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again…it has been an amazing year for racing over here in the Land of Heidi. Even thought my training has not been ri ... Read on »
Please Name Me… by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Everyone is having babies… {seriously, check your FB feed, I’m pretty sure everyone is having babies} And we were feeling a little left out. So we got another c ... Read on »
Becoming a #1 Stunner! {Wild West Relay} by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So, about that Wild West Relay. We survived. And we kind of rocked at life. There were a few moments of “I hate you for making me do this” but shortly there after I wanted ... Read on »