Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Last night was terribly disappointing. I went to the Rockies game, where I watched the team suffer another humiliating defeat. Does anyone else remember April, when the Rockies had the best record in baseball and the summer seemed so exciting with so many opportunities?

Then they started losing, and kept losing. Then they lost some more.

It’s not like they don’t have talent either.

Then they traded the best pitcher the organization has seen in years, we’ll wait to see how this move plays out.

Last night was too much. They should be winning. They aren’t.

September is going to be rough too.

Anyone else ready for football to begin?

P.S. my work bought the naming rights to Invesco – so I will soon be attending Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Food For Thought

Last week I went to First Friday at the Denver Art District. One of the galleries opened up through all the workspace and I saw this posted on the wall there.

"Fear Eats the Soul," I wonder what thing I would do in my life if I didn't allow fear to get in the way. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of humiliation and embarrassment, but I'm sick of letting fear keep me from progressing, from stretching myself and finding what I am capable of.

It first made me think about how important our surroundings are, what they remind us of, and how we are affected by our environment. Right now I have this as my desktop background:

I keep it as a little reminder to myself not to give up on those around me.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dear Fall

Please don’t tell summer I sent you this little note, she would never forgive me and I need summer every April and May.

But fall, please come for a visit really soon. I am looking forward to wearing all of my boots again, and finding a need to purchase more. I want to wear layers, scarves with jackets and long sleeves. I don’t care if I have to wear running tights and Under Armour to exercise. Give me football, tailgating, cocoa, falling leaves, chilly nights and the World Series.

I’m ready for my heavier coats, for tights, shorter days and laying on the couch with a good book and blankets to keep warm.


P.S. Can you please keep winter away for a long time though? Thanks XOXO

Monday, August 8, 2011

I Did It

I completed my first triathlon this past weekend. I'll try to get some more photos up. I did Denver Tri for the Cure, the nation's largest sprint triathlon with 3,000 competitors, all women.

I had an amazing time and I can tell that I've got a bit of the competition bug. It was great to have something to work for!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Rolling Stone

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the decisions I have made lately, decisions I never would have made over a year ago.

I’ve now dramatically changed my hair color twice in the last month. I’ve decided to participate in a triathlon, I’ve moved, I’ve been spontaneous. I’ve made more time for my family in my everyday life. I’ve stopped saying yes to things that I want to say no to. I’ve been surprisingly rational with my own problems and I have been able to help people do the same thing.

Over the past year in my life I have made a lot of changes, I’ve embraced growing up. The girl who was terrified of her birthdays and has cried on every birthday since her 18th…. It’s a shock.

Because of some unfortunate circumstances, I have spent the last year really getting to know myself and striving to be comfortable with who I am, and the person I am becoming.

As difficult and painful as the beginning of my journey was, I’m grateful for the way it has shaped me and my life.

Joseph Smith once said, “I am like a huge, rough stone rolling down from a high mountain; and the only polishing I get is when some corner gets rubbed off by coming in contact with something else.”

I firmly believe that if we allow our lives to be changed, they will. You don’t need to travel to the ends of the world in search for forgiveness, for love or for balance (although I would not mind the travel), you simply need to ask and then be willing to endure to find the light at the end of the tunnel.

I fell in love with this song and wanted to share.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


During my lunch break I decided to take advantage of the nice summer weather so I went for a walk to grab a diet coke.

I decided to take this photo to show you what I have been up to lately.

It look a lot of time and care to get my hair this color. Thanks to my fabulous roommate, who is a cosmetologist, for her love and care to my hair! We achieved what we didn't think was possible. I couldn't be happier with it!

I hope to enjoy the last bits of summer! I have spent the last 1 1/2 months getting ready for my triathlon and it is almost here. I can't wait to have a personal life again, but who am I kidding, I've got to get ready for the GMAT...

Monday, August 1, 2011

Saddest Day

Have you ever noticed that I am slightly melodramatic?

Last week my iPod died. What is a girl who is training for a marathon to do without a functioning iPod???

My broken iPod got me through 5 1/2 years of great music, many hours spent in the Harold B. Lee Library, a gazillion workouts, and countless bus rides. It was a sad farewell.

The upside of the tragedy....