Mountains, Music and Malts

Adventures of a Midwesterner in the Mile High City

20 Oct

Ran my first half of a half marathon (aka a 10k) and then proceeded to eat half of a half of a giant cinnamon roll. Today was a good day. 101914

And results are in…I finished with a time of 1:03:01 (a 10:08 mile). Holy moly.

18 Oct

How to Understand an Introvert

Oh. My. Gosh. This is quite possibly the most accurate description of how I’ve felt my entire life. Well, minus the hugs.

16 Oct Oktoberfest at Prost Brewing. The beer is good but the service is much to be desired. Happy birthday @chevronblonde!!

Oktoberfest at Prost Brewing. The beer is good but the service is much to be desired. Happy birthday @chevronblonde!!

16 Oct Susan knows me way too well.

Susan knows me way too well.

16 Oct

"You’ve got something I need…" This song has been stuck in my head for the past 36 hours.

(Source: Spotify)

15 Oct

There is a pervasive form of modern violence to which the idealist…most easily succumbs: activism and over-work. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence.

To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is to succumb to violence.

The frenzy of the activist neutralizes his (or her) work… It destroys the fruitfulness of his (or her)…work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.

I need to remember this. A fitting quote on a day like today. Over committed and stressed out - not a good combination. Perspective is essential and necessary but super easy to put aside. Thanks mom for sending me this article.

14 Oct

My Monday totally trumped your Monday.

14 Oct Shit just got real, people. While it’s not a half marathon, it is half of a half marathon. Did I mention I hate running? Also, I’m already nervous.

Shit just got real, people. While it’s not a half marathon, it is half of a half marathon. Did I mention I hate running? Also, I’m already nervous.

10 Oct

New Damien Rice, perfect for this dreary and cold Friday. I just need a cup of coffee and a warm blanket to make this day just a bit better.

(Source: Spotify)

10 Oct woodendreams:

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, US (by Alexis Coram)

This. I need to go there stat. Lately all I can think about is escaping. This looks like an amazing escape

woodendreams:

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, US (by Alexis Coram)

This. I need to go there stat. Lately all I can think about is escaping. This looks like an amazing escape