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{outdoor life} 700 miles

{outdoor life} 700 miles

I reached 700 miles for the year today. I’m definitely ahead of schedule. My goal is more like 1500 miles, though I could only set 1,000 miles on the Run the Year site. As a team, we are at almost 1500 miles. We will definitely hit our goal early this year.

{outdoor life} 400 miles

{outdoor life} 400 miles

I hit 400 miles for the year, so far. Hubby and I are participating in the “Run the Edge” 2022 challenge. We are splitting the mileage and each running (and some walking) 1,011 miles each to total 2,022 miles. As a team, we just crossed the 800 mile mark. As for running, we are fast approaching a few races: May: Barr Lake 15k June: Revel Rockies 13.1/26.2. The next day, Mickelson trail 13.1. We are also considering the Slacker 13.1…

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{Outdoor Life} 2022 challenge

{Outdoor Life} 2022 challenge

I had a decent January. It’s tough to get in mileage in cold and icy weather, but it was a start. 46.6 running miles Mileage including walking: 98.73 February 1st I hit my 100 mile marker of my 1,011 miles for 2022. Hubby and I are splitting the total mileage for the year. Our racing season is about to ramp up soon. So far we have scheduled: 10K in March, 15K in May, and two back-to-back half marathons in June.

{Outdoor Life} 2022 Goals

{Outdoor Life} 2022 Goals

Before I go about listing my 2022 goals, here’s a 2021 running recap: Valentine’s Day 4 miler Runnin’ O’ the Green 7k Donut Dash 5k Barr Lake 15k Memorial Day 10k Mickelson Trail 13.1 Cookie Chase 5k Kooky Spooky 5k (as a family) Santa Stampede 5k I didn’t wear my watch every day last year. In fact, if I had a day off running, I rarely wore my watch. I’ll have to fix that this year to ensure all of…

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{outdoor life} canyon hike

{outdoor life} canyon hike

It was a little chilly (45 degrees) and very windy today, but once we climbed down into the canyon, it was very pleasant. We love hiking together, scrambling over rocks, and getting into nature. We finished 3.2 miles today—not one of our longer hikes, but it was really good to get out today. We didn’t get as many hikes with the girls this year, so it’s on our 2022 bucket list to take more hikes with the girls

{Outdoor Life} 10K virtual

{Outdoor Life} 10K virtual

Hubby and I were supposed to run the Garmin Oz Half Marathon last April. Because it was on A’s 17th birthday, she also wanted to complete it. So we signed four of the girls up for the 10K, and we signed up for the half. Then, they postponed it to a day two of the girls would not be able to go. In response, we cancelled our half marathon (we don’t like running virtuals much), and switched the girls over…

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{Outdoor Life} Santa Stampede 5k (race #51)

{Outdoor Life} Santa Stampede 5k (race #51)

Two of my girls are spending the week with their dad. Hubby is working 10 hours today, and two of my girls had choir practice from 8-11 am. I decided to run a 5k to kill time between dropping off and picking up my girls from church. It was below 30 degrees this morning, about 33 at the start, and 35 at the finish. It was a pretty run! My 13th 5k and my 51st Race. I did pretty well,…

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{Outdoor Life} Mt. Elbert 14,440 feet

{Outdoor Life} Mt. Elbert 14,440 feet

Climbing a 14er is a little like giving birth for me. In the “worst” of it, I say I will NEVER climb one again. Within a day or two, I’m ready to try a new challenge and am looking for possibilities. This was our third 14er: we have summited Mt. Bierstadt (14,065′) and Mt. Democrat (14,148′) as well. We had planned to add Lincoln to the Democrat day, but by the time we got to the trailhead it was already…

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