El Potrero Chico: Semana Dos

Week two of our El Potrero Chico trip! Cora was a spark plug and arrived shortly after Christmas. She got on some amazing routes and coaxed (forced) us into our freezing cold pool by encouraging us to...

Comfort Zones.

I find inspiration in tackling those out-of-my-comfort zone experiences. I haven’t always been good at doing so, but I try anyway and find it extremely invigorating to work hard at something, li...

New year, new state, new crags, new goals.

Last year marked my highest achieving year as a climber (by far). I pushed myself physically, stuck with a several month long conditioning routine, and ultimately achieved the goals I strived for. But...

El Potrero Chico: Semana Uno

This is a bit of a different style of post than what we’ve done in the past. With so many cool things going on, and so much to tell, I figured keeping a bit of a daily log would be the best way ...

Food, lately.

I strive to be a minimalist in every area except the kitchen. I find cooking and baking therapeutic. I love grocery shopping and sampling new foods (except for the dairy products that make my tummy hu...

Settling In

Now that it is the middle of January, we’ve finally been able to adjust to our new schedules a bit more, build a routine around E’s obscure work hours, and begin to enjoy Golden; our new t...

A New Year

I am not a big believer in New Year’s resolutions, at least not the get-down-on-yourself variety that suggest there are numerous issues that need fixing.¬†For me, a new year calls for positivity...