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Posts Tagged With ‘ Motivation ’


The Evolution of the Bolder Boulder: From a Local Race to an International Event

May 26th, 2024

Located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder has a rich history of fostering a vibrant running community. At the heart of this community is the renowned Bolder Boulder road race, which has evolved from a local event into an internationally acclaimed race that attracts participants from around the globe. Early Beginnings The history of the Bolder Boulder traces back to its inaugural run in 1979, when a small group of local runners gathered to celebrate Memorial Day with a 10-kilometer race through the streets of Boulder. What began as a grassroots event quickly gained popularity within... Read More

Boulder Power Couple’s Unmatched Performance: Both Win First Place in Race

May 25th, 2024

In an extraordinary display of athleticism and determination, Boulder residents and couple Aaron and Colleen have achieved a rare and remarkable feat by both securing first place in the grueling Colorado Springs 24K race. Known for its challenging terrain and competitive field, the 24K distance demands exceptional endurance and rigorous training. This victory is a testament to the couple’s dedication and the countless hours they’ve spent preparing at high altitudes, a known advantage for world-class runners. Boulder, a Mecca for elite athletes, provides the perfect environment for developing... Read More

The Bolder Boulder: Why Every Coloradan Should Lace Up for this Iconic Road Race

May 9th, 2024

As a Coloradan, there are few traditions as cherished and invigorating as participating in the Bolder Boulder road race. This iconic 10K event, held annually on Memorial Day, has become synonymous with the lively and athletic spirit of Boulder, Colorado. The Bolder Boulder isn’t just a race; it’s a celebration of community, athleticism, and the breathtaking beauty of the region. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a first-time participant, here’s why you should lace up and join the thousands of enthusiastic individuals who make their way to Boulder each year for this unforgettable... Read More

Boulder Sunrise #12 In Red

May 8th, 2024

  Why is there a Boulder flower picture above a sunrise? Because I’m writing this blog, and I can <G> <Grin>. I think that sunrise has a distinct positive mental health impact. It relieves depression I suspect. Speaking of depression, I was counseling a client by phone. His Doc and his peeps wanted him to take anti-depressants and he was very reluctant. I explained to him that regardless of his need for the medication, if he took the anti-depressants, everyone around him would be happier and less depressed! I also promised a flower. Courtesy of a neighbor’s hard work... Read More

Scaling Heights: The Faces of Boulder Climbing

May 6th, 2024

  In Boulder, Colorado, where the majestic Rockies kiss the sky, a couple embarks on a thrilling ascent, their determination etched into every sinewy muscle. Against a backdrop of unparalleled natural beauty, they tackle the steep rock faces with unwavering resolve. With each foothold and handhold, they bond not just with the rock, but with each other, forging a partnership as unyielding as the granite beneath their fingers. In this climbing capital of America, where the air is crisp and the views are breathtaking, they epitomize the spirit of adventure and camaraderie that defines Boulder’s... Read More

Exploring the Best Running Trails in Boulder: Training for the Bolder Boulder

May 3rd, 2024

Boulder, Colorado is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes and an abundance of running trails that cater to all levels of fitness enthusiasts. Whether you’re a local resident or visiting the area, discovering the best running trails in Boulder is an essential part of preparing for the Bolder Boulder, one of the most iconic 10K races in the country. To help you optimize your training for the Bolder Boulder, let’s explore some of the top running trails that Boulder, Colorado has to offer. Chautauqua Park Chautauqua Park stands as one of Boulder’s most beloved outdoor spaces,... Read More

Boulder Beyond Kindness: How Small Acts Create Big Waves of Change

April 13th, 2024

Kindness is a universal language that transcends cultural barriers and unites people from all walks of life. The concept of ‘paying it forward‘ is a beautiful embodiment of this principle, emphasizing the ripple effect of small acts of kindness. In a world where negativity often takes center stage, paying it forward is a powerful reminder that even the smallest gestures can make a significant impact. This article delves into the profound meaning behind paying it forward and explores how these acts of generosity can create a ripple effect of positivity. The Power of Small Acts At the... Read More

Emmy-winning journalist and former CU college athlete to speak in Boulder on the mental health concerns generated by today’s achievement focused youth sports

April 1st, 2024

BCD welcomes Kate Fagan on May 15, 2024 BOULDER, CO, April 2024 – Kate Fagan, a former CU Women’s Basketball player, has been speaking on the experience of the female athlete and the mental health concerns generated by today’s achievement focused youth sports environment and how coaches, parents, and caring adults can lean into the positive and be mindful of the harmful. Today’s youth face a much different athletics experience than prior generations. From a different level of parental involvement to the ‘always-on’ pressure that social media creates, today’s athletes face the mounting... Read More

Boulder’s Motivational Manage of Many Colors: Useful and Magical!

March 25th, 2024

Boulder Sunrises are frequently spectacular. Not just good, not just colorful, but spectacular. Does that serve a purpose? Absolutely! The physics are simple. It takes energy to get from lying down to sitting up to getting dressed and out the door. Out the door” can mean going to another room to crank up a computer, pound coffee by the pound, chomp cheesecake like a champ, and read the Monday Morning Motivational Missive. Since there is time during the day, after coffee, to read, to learn, to study and to enjoy the colors of sunrise and of the day, what does that leave? How do we motivate... Read More

Boulder’s Beacon: Embracing Joy and Playfulness in Healing

March 24th, 2024

In Boulder, where the mountains stand as silent witnesses to the resilience of nature, a similar strength is found in the hearts of those who seek healing. Ellie Grey Ashton, a Colorado local with an MS in Psychology, PhD candidacy in Psychology/Developmental Psychology, and an alphabet list of healing certifications, is a testament to this. From Adversity to Empathy Ashton identifies himself as an empathetic leader who earned a “full-ride” NCAA DI football scholarship at the Virginia Military Institute. In his own healing journey, Ashton earned certifications in advanced herbalism, acceptance... Read More