Earn your turkey at this unique race in Fort Collins

Image courtesy of Active.com

If you’re looking for a 5k race opportunity in northern Colorado, throw a rock and you’ll probably hit one. However, I recently stumbled across a race with a very different angle from the others — one that even I could win, if I put my mind to it. (You may already know I love a 5k, but I prefer to keep to a pace where I can still chat with my friends!)

The Turkey-Donut Predict Run, hosted by the Fort Collins Running Club, works this way: runners estimate their finishing time before the race begins, and the top 5 people who come closest to their guess (without the use of timekeeping devices!) are crowned the winners. “So just because you’re fast doesn’t mean you’ll win this one,” says Fort Collins Running Club.

The race is completely free to enter, but canned good donations are being accepted in behalf of the Food Bank for Larimer County. The food bank also benefits from the purchase of raffle entries, and considering nearly 20 local companies have supplied the giveaways, that’s an easy sell.

The Turkey-Donut Predict Run
Saturday, November 23 | Location TBD | Race begins at 9am

Go earn your turkey and benefit the Food Bank!

Posted on November 3, 2019 at 7:00 am
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Free Activities in Colorado Springs

Photo by Rick DuVal for UCHealth.

I may live and work in Fort Collins but a huge piece of my heart is in Colorado Springs, where I grew up and where much of my family still lives. I love this post from UCHealth detailing 5 free things to do in Colorado Springs — they cover Garden of the Gods, the U.S. Air Force Academy, two museums and a gorgeous arts center.

One attraction I would add to this list of free excursions is the Manitou Incline, an old cable car track they have turned into a strenuous hike, ending with a gorgeous view. According to the website, the hike gains 2,000 feet of elevation in under a mile and the grade gets as steep as 68%. Whew!

And if Manitou sounds like fun to you, there’s always Pikes Peak to scale…!

Posted on October 6, 2019 at 7:00 am
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Seeing a city in a new way

It isn’t too often that you see my own face on this blog! (That’s me at left, alongside my friend Hannah.) When I’m not selling homes, taking business meetings over ice cream, or sharing tips on homeownership, I am out and about in Colorado just like many of you. It is important to me to be familiar with the area so that I can tell you not only about the homes on the market, but about the  lifestyle and sense of community in various areas across the state.

Luckily I have help when it comes to exploring! My husband who is always interested in checking out a new brewery, and I have a tiny human who is naturally curious about the world. (For example, he and I recently met bison up close at Terry Bison Ranch Cheyenne, Wyoming!)

One of my secrets to getting to know an area is to sign up for a race, such as a 5k. It’s great exercise, sure, but it’s also a wonderful opportunity to visit a new part of town, or even a new-to-you city. My family always looks forward to the BolderBoulder race, and over Labor Day we took on the Fortitude 10k together, which was a sweet bonding experience that also gave me an excuse to admire all of the gorgeous historic homes along my favorite street, Mountain Avenue.

This weekend, my race was the Fall Equinox 5-mile. Even though I am based in Fort Collins, this race gave me an entirely new perspective on the area as I explored the stunning Poudre River Canyon on foot. This is why many people move to Colorado: to walk or run along a wild and scenic river as the sun rises over the canyon. For homebuyers, the Colorado lifestyle can be as important as the house itself. If you’re interested in talking to an agent who is passionate about both, please reach out!

Posted on September 29, 2019 at 7:00 am
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Exploring Colorado through yoga

Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon for UCHealth.

Red Rocks Amphitheater. Garden of the Gods. Yampa River Botanic Park.

These places all conjure up images of gorgeous landscapes under bright Colorado skies — which makes them wonderful places to do yoga! I am loving this article from UCHealth, “Outdoor yoga: Top spots from Red Rocks to your park or county fair,” which includes yoga spots I’ve never heard of (Dragonfly Paddle Yoga) as well as bilingual yoga (Denver Botanic Gardens) and — a bucket list item for me — goat yoga (Boulder County Fair).

With the school year right around the corner, I’m going to need fun new ways to unwind. Where are some of your favorite spots for an outdoor tree pose?

Posted on August 18, 2019 at 7:00 am
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