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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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I survived! [Quad Rock 50M] by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In case the internet was wondering… I survived the Quad Rock 50M race on Saturday! I was out there playing on the trails, trekking my butt up hills and running the very we ... Read on »
Bring on 50 miles… by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running …because I either get excited about the adventure or curl up in the fetal position under my desk and tremble as fearful tears streak down my face. As entertaining as the l ... Read on »
Chris’s Accidental Marathon by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When I first read about the Palmer Lake 24 Hour Fun Run I thought of Paula and her crazy skills at throwing down intense miles on minimal training …she’d say yes, eventual ... Read on »
Finding Trail Love by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Remember that one time I said I had a game plan for surviving the Quad Rock 50M ? And then how I wrote about fitting runs in for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Then I had a ... Read on »
Exploring Geneva Basin by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Like everyone else on the planet I tend to overuse the “life gets in the way” excuse. Why didn’t I change the oil in my Forester before it hit the 9K-since-last-change ... Read on »
A Miserable Reality Check by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Just a heads up – this post is going to be whiney. I had a rough run this weekend and I want to talk about it. However, there is a pretty good chance you don’t actually ca ... Read on »
Trying New Things [giveaway] by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Disclaimer: At the end of this post I’m giving stuff away. The giveaway is paid for by fairlife and I am receiving no monetary compensation for hosting this giveaway or fo ... Read on »
Palmer Lake 24 Hour Fun Run {PDR!} by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Earlier last week I saw a post about the Palmer Lake 24 Hour Fun Run . On Friday morning Paula , Chris and I signed up for it. Saturday morning rolled around and we headed ... Read on »
Improvising…to make it work! by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running After writing out my survival plan for Quad Rock 50 I dug up a legal pad and wrote out the dates of all the weeks leading up to the race. They all fit on one side of the p ... Read on »
{Lesson Learned} Stormy Hikes Above Treeline by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sierra Trading Post is pulling together stories of “biggest mistakes” and “lessons learned” for an upcoming Twitter chat. I’ve done some stupid things while exploring Col ... Read on »
It’s okay, I have a plan… by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My first 50M race – Quad Rock – is less than 8 weeks away. Or, in a scarier sense, it is 50-something days away. My training plan is still non-existent and my running has ... Read on »
Double Races = Double PRs {Snowman Stampede Race Recap} by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Lately my running has been very…sporadic, to say the least. Two weeks ago I had an extremely solid week with two-a-days, races and long runs. I hit a mileage high and was ... Read on »
Legit Backcountry Touring {Eiseman Hut} by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Two weeks ago we packed up our gear with big plans for an early Saturday departure followed by a long weekend deep in the Colorado Rockies avoiding reality, cell signal an ... Read on »
The Financial Circle of Life by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This week I started something new. It currently involves lots of driving, many new faces and many, many @’s and #’s…it’s a new job! This has been in the works for quite so ... Read on »
The Mystery of the Backcountry by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The backcountry is a interesting place. If you take a second to think about it you realize that a lot of the things about the backcountry are really quite miserable. What ... Read on »
Learning the Cold Way {Winter Camping} by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Remember that one time when we went winter camping with Sierra Trading Post? Turns out it was more than just a weekend in the wilderness. For us it doubled as a bit of a l ... Read on »
Keeping the Chaos Fun by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Plans are great. They give you a purpose in life and expectations for your future. We all makes plans and usually have high hopes for things to go as planned. Some times t ... Read on »
Riding Solo-ish by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Welp, all that “hey, look at me because I might be a runner” blabber clearly did not work as a long term motivator. All that running I was supposed to do this weekend? Yea ... Read on »
Running? What’s that? by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Fun Fact…I have not completely forgotten how to run! Which is good, because just recently I threw a fair amount of money at some seriously terrifying race entries ! Funny ... Read on »
Camping. In the snow! by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running :: Fun Fact :: About 99.9% of the photos in this post are kidnapped from other people…because somehow I managed to factory reset my phone and lose every single photo becau ... Read on »