Sunday in the Park with Food!

 

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RUN + PICNIC + PIZZA

You guys. This past Sunday was heaven on Earth. I need to walk you through what made it so darn magical. But first, the short-story version: We just kept taking the next logical step in terms of what we felt inspired to do.

The end result? This marvelous day. Prepare thyselves to dream about the weekend.

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The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch: Part 2

Day 2 of our stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch | THE REAL LIFE Blog | fitness, food, travel, lifestyle, Colorado, Denver, home design

SHOPS & A HIKE

On our second day at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, we first indulged in Breakfast in Bed (courtesy of the Club Lounge), and then we embarked on a shopping adventure, followed by a gorgeous guided hike (where we saw a black bear!).

Take a look!

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The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch: Part 1

My Stay at The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch | THE REAL LIFE Blog | Colorado, travel, food, fitness, running, lifestyle, hotels, luxury

A LUXURY STAY

It’s always a tough day at work when you’re assigned to check out a fancy hotel in the mountains, but someone’s gotta do it.

This time around, Michelle and I were sent to The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch (near Vail and Beaver Creek resorts) for a one-night stay.

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Race Recap: The Color Run Denver

A race recap of The Color Run Denver

HAPPIEST 5K?

I’ve only ever run half marathons, 15ks, and 10ks (you can see my race log here). I’ve never run a 5k, particularly because they’re over in a flash after having dished out the registration fee, gotten up early, parked and braved the crowds, etc., so when I got the opportunity to try out The Color Run Denver, I jumped at the chance!

Here’s a recap.

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Fried Goat Cheese, Fig, & Peach Salad

Fried Goat Cheese, Fig, and Peach Salad recipe

IT’S STILL SUMMER

…and that means this meal is perfectly timed! What better way to celebrate late summer than with a sweet & savory salad?

This recipe was inspired by The Floating Kitchen‘s Almond-Crusted Goat Cheese, Peach, & Fig Salad. We tweaked it a tad and enjoyed it immensely.

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A Walking Tour of Wash Park, Denver

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A 5.5-MILE STROLL

This morning the man was out on a training run, and since I had a good 5-mile run yesterday, I decided to go on a walk around the new neighborhood.

Five and a half miles later, I had racked up a handful of pretty photos of my route.

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My New Asics Running Shoes

My hands-down favorite running shoes: ASICS | The Real Life Blog | Running, fitness, food, exercise, foodie, intuitive eating, healthy

+ THE COLOR RUN!

Happy Thursday, folks! My new Asics came in the mail this week, and I absolutely love them. I trained for and ran my first half marathon in Asics, and a few more, and then veered off course with Brooks and Mizunos—learning all too well that Asics are (for now) the only running shoes for me.

What will I do with my old, beat-up Asics, you ask? I’ll add a little life to them on August 27th at The Color Run Tropicolor Denver!

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