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”

Discovering the River Mountains Loop Trail: Part 1

I recently started a new adventure around miles of mountain views, and when I finally get there, refreshing Lake Mead landscapes. I’m nowhere near ready to do the entire 35-mile trail on foot in one session, but nine miles was a great start! Read on to find out about the picturesque views and quirky sightsContinue reading “Discovering the River Mountains Loop Trail: Part 1”

How I found the motivation to run more

It’s coming up: my first half marathon. That’s 13.1 miles, or 21 kilometers, and way more time and distance that I’ve ever logged before. But how did I find the time and motivation to run more? Was it a New Year’s resolution that actually stuck? As they say, the devil is in the details. Here’sContinue reading “How I found the motivation to run more”

Ten ways to prepare for you first dog-friendly road trip

Planning a family road trip with the dog can be tons of fun! There’s no worrying about finding a good kennel and hauling your pup over there to stay while you’re vacationing. With a little advanced preparation, you can have an enjoyable vacation for the whole family, pooch included. I don’t know about your dog,Continue reading “Ten ways to prepare for you first dog-friendly road trip”