RWS Features #29


Happy Saturday! It’s been a bit crazy for me. if you read my post yesterday you know I was in Louisiana with my fam for a day, but I got back into town last night. Bobby and I ate at our favorite Mexican restaurant, and this morning we have 9-10 miles on tap. I felt good after the eight we did last Saturday, so fingers crossed this is a good run as well. Yesterday morning I ran an easy 3 at my parents house, it was nice having an easy no pressure run where I wasn’t running my guts out as fast as I could go! It was still very hot and humid, even with my visor sweat kept getting in my eyes!

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While I am out sweating it out in the heat, stay indoors (after your workout of course!) and read all about my next featured blogger, Heather! (Of course she has an AWESOME name!) Heather blogs at Just a Colorado Girl, and has some breathtaking photos on her blog!


Case in point. Gorgeous photo! Check out her answers to my questions below and then be sure to stop by her blog and say hello!


1.) Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging back in 2005. I had sold all of my belongings and was taking off for an undetermined amount of time abroad. I spent 13 months backpacking around South and Central America, and I knew my friends and fam back home would want to keep up with my travels. Thus, the blog was born!


2.) Describe your blog in a couple of sentences

Just a Colorado Gal details my adventures, Colorado-style! I’m a lover of outdoor sports and international travel, so I’m usually writing about one or the other. I also enjoy running and triathlons, so my training for those is often detailed in my posts.


3.) What do you wish to accomplish/achieve by blogging?

I love all the new people that I’ve met through blogging! It is such a huge network and there are so many awesome people out there!


4. What is your biggest healthy living accomplishment?

My biggest healthy living accomplishment/challenge is probably when I cycled across the United States. Before heading to South America, my ex-boyfriend and I decided to ride our bikes from Colorado to Miami (After all, plane tickets to Ecuador were cheaper from Miami than Denver!) We slept in tents, showered occasionally, and in the end, covered 3,893 miles over the span of a few months. It was the first time I realized what I was physically capable of and I’ve been pushing my limits ever since.

Thanks Heather! I admire you so much for your adventurous spirit. I think I am way to chicken to do some of the things you have done! Be sure to check Heather out at Just A Colorado Gal or on Twitter: @AColoradoGal

QOTD: Have you ever been backpacking/hiking for more than a day? Spill! Would you like to if you haven’t? Where would you go?

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