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sunshiny getaway in seattle.

Minnesota will always be home, but the Pacific Northwest…! ♥ There’s something so magical about it – the mountains, the water, the fresh pine tree air – and every time I’m there, it’s all I can do to not just stay. West coast is…


explore // saint paul sidewalk poetry

In this occasional series, explore, I’ll show you around where I live, work, play and swimbikerun – Minneapolis / Saint Paul, Minnesota. I promise it’s not winter all year! In undergrad, I took a women’s lit course thinking it would focus on classic novels written…


#tbt // sail away to the bahamas

Throwing it back today because this vacation was a trip of a lifetime, and I never blogged about it.  Three years ago this week, Nick and I set sail with six friends from Key West to the Bahamas. For seven days, we sailed aboard…


let’s talk about the minnesnowta weather.

It’s mid February, folks. And, that means we Minnesnowtans can’t stop talking about the weather (who am I kidding… we always talk about the weather here). Because spring is thisclose!  As much as I like to complain about -30F windchills and heading out for…


kona 2015!

There are no words to describe last week in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. I wish I could bottle all the awesomeness to open when I need a giant dose of inspiration and motivation (and heat + humidity!) at home in Minnesota. No doubt, Hawaii is amazing,…


IMCdA recovery in the mountains.

As hot as IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene was, I reminded myself often throughout the race to not wish it away (thank you for that nugget, Nanette!). Regardless, the race flew by and we were onto the race-cation and recovery in Montana. Taking a week off…