Bryce Canyon 30K and Ultras

We did it! At the end of May my husband and I completed our first 30K trail race. Though I had great fears that I hadn’t trained enough, we finished with plenty of time to spare and I still had the energy to jog through the finish line with a smile on my face. OfContinue reading “Bryce Canyon 30K and Ultras”

Another Vacation Race Complete!

We did it! I finished another half marathon, and my husband and foster kid completed their first half marathon races. We stuck with Vacation Races of course, heading just a few hours over from Las Vegas, Nevada to Joshua Tree, California. Both are in the Mojave desert, making me think I had some sort ofContinue reading “Another Vacation Race Complete!”

What’s Vegas Like in the Fall?

Life in Las Vegas in the fall is the BEST! Not only do we have some of the prettiest mountain views all year round, but this is the time of year that it also starts to feel wonderful outside. Spring break visitors have it all wrong- fall is definitely the perfect season to visit LasContinue reading “What’s Vegas Like in the Fall?”

Visiting the Las Vegas Ballpark

This weekend we ventured out of the house for an evening of baseball fun with at the Las Vegas Ballpark. It may have been our first sporting event of the year, what were we waiting for?! A Minor League team, the Las Vegas Aviators have been in the area since 1983 but moved into theirContinue reading “Visiting the Las Vegas Ballpark”

Vacation Hacking with Vacation Races

We did it! We attended our first ultra marathon experience, but only as volunteers. Last weekend we broke out our newish tent, loaded up the Nissan Rogue, and drove over to enjoy the Bryce Canyon Ultra Marathons in Hatch, Utah with Vacation Races. Race-goers ran, walked, hiked, and stumbled their way through wild courses rangingContinue reading “Vacation Hacking with Vacation Races”

The Inaugural Saguaro Half Marathon with Vacation Races

Wow, it’s been a big Spring Break! From getting a new electric car, to taking a road trip to Tucson AZ, to bringing home 4 foster kittens, the last week and a half have been non-stop for our family. With how busy we’ve been, it’s easy to quickly forget I just tackled the biggest distanceContinue reading “The Inaugural Saguaro Half Marathon with Vacation Races”

River Mountain Loop Trail: Part 2

The countdown is officially on- my first half marathon is not getting cancelled and I’m going to have to attempt a distance I never thought would be possible! This week I decided to continue my training on the River Mountain Loop Trail that crosses through Henderson, Boulder City, and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.Continue reading “River Mountain Loop Trail: Part 2”

Las Vegas Must-See: Cactus Joe’s

With our most recent foster kiddo moved out, I’m in real danger of becoming a crazy plant lady or a crazy bird lady. In order to satisfy my cravings for more plants to nurture, I’ve decided it’s time to add more succulents to my office. This week we ventured to Cactus Joe’s, our award-winning BestContinue reading “Las Vegas Must-See: Cactus Joe’s”

Can I Run a Half Marathon?

I’m one step closer to completing my very first half marathon in a few weeks! Well, according to fitbit, I’m actually about 21,296 steps closer. Today I completed 10 miles running and walking at Clark County Wetlands Park in Henderson, NV. It was no easy feat, and leaving behind my poor pup at home afterContinue reading “Can I Run a Half Marathon?”

Finding ways to recharge when life gets hectic

This week was a rough one. Foster kid ran away for the fourth and fifth time, then ultimately moved out. It was emotional, it was tense, and I felt “grounded” at home trying to keep tabs on our foster teen. I’m not going to lie, it was ROUGH. Thankfully I found a little time eachContinue reading “Finding ways to recharge when life gets hectic”