Rain Boots and Photoshoots

Today, Fort Collins drizzled, poured, and had the sun shining all at the same time. It was the perfect opportunity to put on my favorite magenta rain boots and have myself a small photography shoot. There was just enough cloud cover for good lighting and the rain didn’t get any more intense than a drizzle, which was great for the photos and protection of my camera. A thanks to my sister for taking all these pictures of me!

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Devil’s Backbone, Loveland, CO


Today, I had the opportunity to hike Devil’s Backbone in Loveland (the next town over) with some of my APO brothers. Friendship is one of our three pillars, so getting to do some of my favorite activities with them makes it all the better.

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Intelligence Is Subjective; Don’t Let It Define You.

As I’ve grown up, I’ve realized a lot about myself when it comes to my intelligence. And the truth is, intelligence is subjective. Intelligence isn’t something you can pinpoint with a test score, with a GPA, with the number of zeroes in a salary. Its not only based on book smarts, but street smarts, emotional smarts, wiseness. Being knowledgable about a subject can be considered intelligence, being good at something can be considered intelligence, and knowing how to handle hard situations can be considered intelligence.

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10 Tips For Running in Cold Weather


Although spring is surely on its way, Colorado experiences the most snow in the month of March. So far winter has been incredibly nice in Fort Collins, with most days hitting 60’s throughout February with only two relatively large snow falls. As much as I am ready for the warm weather again, I know I still have some time to go. And since I haven’t posted on my Health and Fitness board in a long time, I thought I would share some of my best tips for running in cold weather.

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