Thursday, October 24, 2013

Throw Back Thursday

So, lately I've been really aching for my teammates and the soccer community I was a part of for 4.5 years. In college I was fortunate enough to play with some of the most outrageous, uplifting, and encouraging group of girls. Last year before our first game at Nationals, we thought it'd be a good idea to make a video. At the time Taylor Swifts song "We Are Never Getting Back Together," had just come out. Of course we jammed to it, so we thought we'd put some actions to it. We came up with this little music video that is nothing short of brilliant (in my opinion). Here's to my CSU soccer girls! Miss you more than you know. 

"I love my team, I love this game."


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Short, Sweet, and Sweaty

I'm referring to interval running. I don't know about you but sometimes I just don't feel like going on a long run. I want to push myself for a short time, till I am ungodly sweaty, and be done with it. After my last half-marathon I was pretty spent on running, although I hate giving it up completely. So, I created something short and sweet (or sucky depending on your mood, ha). I believe in interval running, a large amount due to my soccer background. I like the challenge of being pushed for a 30 second sprint or a 2:00 minute tempo pace, and then allowing my body to recover. I get competitive with myself and challenge myself to a longer interval or a faster sprint. I am by no means an experienced runner or personal trainer but, I do like to run and train. If you're looking for something short and sweet, and gives you a good sweat try it out!  


Saturday, October 5, 2013

A day in the life of Erin

Time is a silly thing to me. It either passes too fast, like in the summer when you just want the weather to stay 85 and sunny forever; or too slow like when you’re running intervals on a treadmill- there is never a longer minute in my life. But here I am again, thinking time could slow down a little bit. I have already been in Denver 3 months! Although, some days are more exciting than others, I’m falling in love with this city and the people that inhabit it’s streets. 

After months of living here, I think I finally have my life in a bit of a routine. And for all of you who care to know what I’ve been up to over the weeks- here is a glimpse! 

A Day in the Life of Erin!

Monday morning Bible study with the girls at Wash Perk
Blue animal print running tights! What could be better!
Training for the half marathon coming up on October 20th
Sloan's Lake is absolutely beautiful. It's my favorite place to run and I love having the city skyline as my
back drop.

Breakfast perfection. Oh and my second coffee of the day! 

Just a little Ben Rector to help motivate me to clean! 

A clean room is a happy room! 

The fall weather got me in the mood to bake. So I made healthy banana oat meal cookies. They made my house smell like heaven!

A few cookies and a protein shake, made for a perfect lunch

Driving through the Highlands on my way to work at Earls. I love the city. 

I'm not sure if Denver could get any more gorgeous. 

 Earls Girls! Some of my favorite ladies! They make work so much fun and my life a lot better!
This is my happy place. Cooking for my roommates and friends!

Our happy little patio. Great food,  delicious drinks, wonderful people and meaningful conversations around this table.

That pretty much sums it up. It’s not a fancy life- but it’s a really good one! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, friends!

I am also working as a Residential Counselor at Hope House of Colorado, but I did not work on the day I decided to post this. But don’t you worry, though, I will tell you all about my amazing job working there very soon!