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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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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 »
Pure Genius by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In today’s world nearly every company has a motto, a tagline…and a hashtag. It’s great for communicating with customers, especially when done with consistency and sincerit ... Read on »
Lessons Learned by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Columbia box on my door back in October, becoming part of the #OmniTen crew was kind of a big deal for me! As our January trip date approached another invite went out – to ... Read on »
The Greatness of #OmniTen S4 by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am the kind of person who writes up packing lists like my life depends upon it. I may end up rewriting the list about eight times because I tend to “misplace” things but ... Read on »
#OmniGame Stories by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Have you been hearing about the #OmniGames all over Twitter , Facebook and ? Yea, me too…and I am very honored to say I was able to participate! Columbia Sportswear was ki ... Read on »
The Jackets of Columbia by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Remember when the popular kids in high school had the fancy jackets that split apart into two separate jackets? Or was that just the cool kids of Central Wisconsin? Either ... Read on »
Five Years… {Steamboat Trip} by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You could see this as a very belated post full of snowy Steamboat photos from our trip in December. Or, you could see it as a very timely recap of our early anniversary tr ... Read on »
Run Rabbit Run 100 – its happening! by runaroundaroo Posted in: Blog Posts in Running There is a really good chance you saw this coming. Its been in the works for months and I did my best to keep everything under wraps until it was officially official and n ... Read on »