Summer feels different in Colorado.
Summer in Florida just felt like…well another hot, sticky day and here we actually had winter again!
I can’t believe we’ve been in Colorado since December and in fact today we’re moving in to our brand new house!!!! So because my brain is on overdrive with things to do and so much to share, it’s a perfect day for another Think Out Loud Thursday.
New House Love
Finding a house was an intense process, due to a market that doesn’t have enough for the influx of crazies like us! And though we still own a house in KC (a rental) the whole process of committing to a big fat loan, signing tons of documents and feeling like this is “the one” was far harder for me than knowing that David was “the one“!!!I’ll be doing a whole series on stocking a healthy home because it’s a bit like starting from scratch! After 7 years of moving from apt to apt and criss-crossing the country, it’s thrilling to truly create a HOME and not just a place to put our stuff.
The kind of place that welcomes me when I walk in.
The kind of place that makes us feel excited to be in for years.
The kind of place that isn’t temporary feeling because who knows when we’ll move again.
More fun to come on the house, but for today…just….WOHOOOOO!!!Share some of your best summer moments and congratulate @runtothefinish on the new home #puttingdownroots #denver Click To Tweet
Saucony Trail Shoes
I’ve been enjoying testing out a lot of great new shoes lately, especially one’s to make my new world of trail running more fun!!
For a number of years I’ve been using the Saucony Peregrine for trail running and the new updated 6 version is by far my favorite!!
4mm drop means that it’s not a totally minimal shoe, but with the low offset I’ve found I have less trouble with my IT Band ever flaring up.
Moderate cushion and low support allow my foot to really move over the terrain and for me to feel connected to the ground, but with protection. I’m not a barefoot runner. I don’t need to feel the pain of that rock to know I’m stepping on it…trust me I’m mostly looking at the ground to ensure I don’t trip.
A few weeks ago, I went to Sprouts Farmer’s Market (a massively awesome grocery store in Colorado) with a group of other bloggers to talk more about hydration. We had a great talk from RD Suzanne Farrell, who actually walked us through the grocery store pointing out that hydration is about so much more than guzzling water.
Top whole foods for hydration:
- Green peppers
- Green juice (boom see my next section)
Other fun food facts!!
- Radish has same thing as green tea
- Corn is good for the eyes
- Cauliflower is disease fighting
- Iceburg great for hydration so don’t shun it
Do you have a favorite grocery store?? Is that weird??
I love grocery shopping, so I admit while she was talking I was just looking around thinking hmmm yes that’s a great price on organic veggies…hmm I definitely need to checkout those pre-made falafels…oh man they have a fresh juice bar?!
As you know when I make a green smoothie (on the daily) my goal is to pack it with as much nutrition as I can!! I know that my body will more easily absorb everything because no digestion is required, so David often jokes my cabinet looks like a powder pharmacy.
A little dab of this, a dash of that and a big scoop of that…and then I learned about Maximum Vibrance from Vibrant Health. Honestly the number of things in one scoop would be a 2000 word post alone, so I’m not going to list them all here.
**Note coupon doesn’t work for samples or with other discounts.
Let’s focus on a few of the ingredients that I really love:
- Plant based protein – 20grams
- Beet root juice for inflammation
- Wheat grass leaf juice as a great blood builder
- Fiber (most people are way lacking)
- Probiotics (all the major strains so I don’t need to take a pill)
- Camu-Camu to strengthen the immune system
- A variety of digestive enzymes (eliminating another pill)
- Dandelion root often found in detoxing teas to help the liver move things along
Now this might have a bit more of a greens flavor than some of the powders you are used to using, simply because it is packing in so many amazing things!!
Tuesday I shared all the exciting things we discovered in Winter Park, but that’s just a piece of the Colorado fun we’ve been having lately! In fact, maybe I need to dedicate a post weekly to all the things we find every single weekend because it’s just blowing my mind!!!
First I finally got to attend Yoga at Red Rocks, which was so much more than I expected. Thousands of people together for a single purpose looking out over the Denver skyline while practicing yoga. Additionally, my parents visited in June which provided the perfect opportunity to explore the Botanical Gardens because my mom has the world’s most amazing green thumb. I knew she’d be excited and that would make it more fun for me as well!
It was a such a neat place, filled with totally different landscapes and flowers than the gardens I loved in Florida like Fairchild and Leu Gardens.What’s the best thing about your summer so far?
Would you like more posts on things to do in Colorado??
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