Monday, October 19, 2009


So while you were all out running your marathons and such, I was up in the beautiful Colorado mountains sitting on my butt drinking wine and Van Gogh blueberry vodka and eating lots of brie with two of my best girlfriends. These girls, Julie and Erika, I met in graduate school 15 years ago. We became fast friends and they have seen me through my wedding, the birth of my children, my miscarriages, several moves, and all of life's ups and downs. They are like sisters to me. It is so freeing to be with people who take you just how you are - flaws and all - my biggest flaw being the inevitable gas that I bring on these girls' weekends. In fact, last year I laid the heaviest fart in the car coming home. We were on I-70 and Erika stuck her head out the window to get some fresh air just in time for the snowplow in front of us to send some gravel and ice chips flying into Erika's face. She will still tell you the gravel in the face was better than smelling the noxious fumes from my ass.

Before heading up to the hills, I got in an intense 45 minute swim workout. Still not digging the swimming thing, but again, it is what I can do right now. Hoping the doc will take me out of this smelly funky boot on Thursday and let me get on the bike. Prior to starting my running career a year ago, I was a pretty avid cyclist, so this is an activity I LOVE. I am one of those crazies who gets a thrill from climbing mountain passes on my bike. Totally exhilarating.

These picture pretty much sum up the 24 hours of the girls' retreat:

Heading up:
Loveland Pass - look closely, those are skiers Erika and I - Dillon Lake

House where we stayed; not too shabby:

Me getting ready to jump in. This is where I wish I had some cleavage to offer you:

Hot tubbing: Me preparing dinner after 2 hours in the hot tub - tipsy and dehydrated:

Still in the damn boot:

Cute town of Frisco where we got breakfast:

Yep, it's always good to get away. How do you take a break from your life?


  1. I see three lovely ladies and four drinks. Hmmmm...

  2. Bikini + Ugg slippers. Only in Colorado!

  3. Jamoosh is in heaven... so much booty!!! Girl you got a slamming body! Can you please make my legs look like yours!

    Awesome pics, so jealous!!!

  4. Sounds like an AMAZING weekend!!!

    Lookin' hot in the bikini!

  5. What an awesome weekend! Love the purple bathing suit and ugg slippers! SO.HOT!
    You really live in some beautiful country, and I can see why you're missing your run. Hope you get that ugly boot off this week so you can tackle those mountains! :)

  6. Great pics! It looks gorgeous there!

    I have never done a weekend away from hubby and kids, but I will do a day trip of least twice a year. :)

  7. Love the pictures - so beatiful (and you are one hot mama!!). Glad you had a great trip - sounds like a blast.

  8. Sounds like your weekend away was just what the doc ordered. Chris and I escaped to the mountains, too. Probably drove right by you. We went farther west, out to Glenwood Springs and then south to Redstone/Carbondale. The apsens were a gorgeous color of yellow-gold. I treated myself to a facial and it was wonderful! I miss running - it would've been an ideal weekend to stretch my legs, but my belly feels like a bowl full of jelly and my boobs are too big right now! Oh well...

  9. That looks awesome. Screw cleavage. It slows you down. :)

    Glad you had a good time and you gotta warn someone about those farts. They could have had their mouths open. Sheesh.

  10. Sounds & looks like a fantastic time!

    I really need to get away for a fun girl's weekend :)

  11. yay for us getting away for the weekend! Woo hoo! Looks like you had a great time.

    I'm w/BoB on screwing the cleavage. Who needs it?

  12. No one needs cleavage when you can eyeball those hot slippers! Love those pics; that's a nice area up there. Glad you had a good time.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog the other day; definitely made me laugh! This no running thing sucks huh? I see you still have your countdown widget too.

  13. I enjoy reading your blog, thanks! I'm not sure where you live but I'm in Denver if you ever wanted to hook up for a run!

  14. Cooking in the kitchen in your bikini and slippers after a few drinks. Priceless.

  15. Good freinds. Good times. Sounds excellent! Nice diggs too. That house looked beautiful.

  16. Looks like an AMAZING weekend to me!! I think id rather do that over run a marathon any day! :) And clevage is so over rated!

  17. I break from the real world by going to Disney World with my family. If it's a weekday, I ask my husband to meet me at home to "shower" after we work out, before we head to work. (Shhh, don't tell.)


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