Tournament Challenge Time!

A few years ago, blogger Nathan Bransford invited his readers to compete in March Madness. Not wanting to be left out, I entered the ESPN Tournament Challenge. By the time I found it online, I only had a few minutes until the brackets froze. I skimmed the blurbs for each team and made a very uneducated guess.... Continue Reading →

Embarrassing Injuries

I'm the queen of embarrassing injuries. Four of them hit me in a row last year, defying the bad luck comes in threes superstition. Calf tears, hamstring pulls, and several ankle sprains as a tennis player should have taught me what to do when injured. Yep, but I can be the queen of major mistakes too.... Continue Reading →

Fake Summer is Killing Me

As much as I love summer, its fake relative is killing me this weekend. You know what I'm talking about; the stretch of a couple gorgeous days in spring that beckon us outdoors to engage in summer activities after a long winter of hibernation Yeah, that. It's supposed to reach 80 degrees today. My body... Continue Reading →

How to Avoid Major Failure

Have you ever engaged in a difficult activity and lost focus when distracted by someone much better. Then you failed in a major way? I have. Many times when attempting to fulfill a goal and while ice skating. Failure happens when we attempt to reach a super tough goal but focus our attention on something... Continue Reading →

How to Paddleboard and What I Learned

The first time I saw paddleboarders, they reminded me of the Venice gondoliers without the striped shirts and skinny, long canoes. Then I learned it builds core, leg, and upper body strength. I'm all about exercising while outdoors. Being landlocked in Colorado, adopting a new water sport intrigued me so I reserved a paddleboard. I... Continue Reading →

How to Be a Gaper – A Photo Essay

Gaper Day is a tradition at ski resorts. Even if they don't have a party, the last day of the season brings out the gaper in most skiers and snowboarders. We drove to Vail for their closing day. They had their spring splash the weekend before, but it didn't dampen the party atmosphere. What's a... Continue Reading →

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