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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

Boulder’s Skyline to Success: Ultra-Marathon Running Lessons for Life

March 10th, 2024

The “Boulder Skyline Traverse” is one of Boulder’s iconic mountain running trails that summits each of the 5 mountain peaks that etch the Boulder skyline. At 35 miles and 10,500 ft vertical gain, the out-and-back traverse provides a long day of physical and emotional ups and downs — not unlike life itself. As a health coach, I find my tools for achieving success on ultra-marathon mountain runs like the Boulder Skyline Traverse apply equally well to life’s often challenging and trying ups and downs. AboutBoulder ultra-marathon mountain runner and health... Read More

Boulder’s Keto-Vegan Debate: How to Boost Immunity & Metabolism With Your Diet

March 5th, 2024
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If you live in Boulder, Colorado, you probably know someone who follows a vegan or ketogenic (keto) diet. Maybe you are one of them. But do you know how these diets affect your immune system and your health? We all worry that vegan diets are protein-deficient and keto diets can clog arteries, but is this true? A recent study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)1,2 reveals some surprising insights into how switching to a vegan or a keto diet rapidly impacts your immune system, metabolism, and gut microbiome in just 2 weeks.      Study Design The study involved 20 healthy volunteers who... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 17th, 2024

“Running clears my head and is a great way for me to relieve stress. I try to get out every day for either physical or mental reasons. I love it because it gives me a freedom unlike anything else. I can zone out completely or focus on certain issues and work it out in my head. Most importantly, beer tastes that much better after a solid run.” Thanks for the insight Josh!  Read More

Boulder Buffs Blissful Morning Hump Day Happiness Run

January 10th, 2024

Good Morning and Happy Hump Day! Boulder including our Buffs prizes a morning run. Everyone? No. BUT you can go out any day at any time and see people out walking and running. They are enjoying their lives while extending their lives in Boulder and wherever else the future finds them. Firesign theater famously noted the “wherever you go, there you are.” They were obviously talking about our corporeal beings, which we take along with us most places most days. Our bodies are not us, but they ARE our responsibilities. They are on loan to us, and we should take care of them to avoid paying... Read More

Boulderite? Top Ten Hump Day “Tells” to Identify True Boulderites

January 3rd, 2024

  The Most Famous Boulder Flatirons; an Iconic Boulder View and Signature Image Top Ten Ways to Tell You’re a Boulderite on Hump Day: 1. You know it’s Wednesday when your morning jog includes more wildlife than people. Only in Boulder will a third of the morning animal spotting include protected species who have also made Boulder their home. Gray Rhinoceros Parent and Offspring    2. You’ve seriously considered replacing your office chair with a yoga ball… or already have. Or you’re going to McGuckins to look for a new one to replace your previous one. 3.... Read More

Top 5 Activities to Combine with Cannabis

September 15th, 2023

Despite the stereotype about cannabis making people lazy, cannabis pairs perfectly with several activities. Physical activity naturally stimulates the ECS by producing its own endogenous cannabinoid, anandamide. Anandamide is known for causing the euphoric sensation after exercise, often referred to as the runner’s high. Consuming cannabis can then compliment physical activity by supplying your ECS with exogenous cannabinoids, like THC and CBD. Here are five of the top activities to combine with cannabis. 1. Hiking Hiking and cannabis have long been a favorite for many. Since cannabis hasn’t... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

August 23rd, 2023

“There are so many little gems in Boulder!” Meet Sophie! After growing up in Lincoln Park, Chicago, she made her way to Boulder to study English at CU.  She loves Boulder for its mixture of people and its beautiful nature. She fits right into the Boulder lifestyle; having played field hockey in high school, she loves the active lifestyle! Thanks Sophie!      Read More

Looking Back – Boulder Celebrates Its 36th BolderBoulder!

May 27th, 2023

Boulder celebrated its 36th annual BolderBoulder 10k yesterday! 52,000 Boulderites and Boulder-visitors came together for a glorious morning of running and cheering each other on, which ended in the university’s Folsom Field. The weekend clouds finally broke and runners were greeted with plenty of sunshine to run in. The annual 10k includes an elite race, hosting some of the top runners from around the world. Yesterday’s elite women’s winner was Mamitu Daska from Ethiopia with an outstanding time of  32:21.63, followed by USA runner Shalane Flanagan. The men’s division... Read More

Looking Back: Surviving the Bolder Boulder

May 23rd, 2023

On Memorial Day last year, over 50,000 runners blanketed the city of Boulder as they competed in the Bolder Boulder 10K. Elite runners from across the globe, top wheelchair competitors, and thousands of everyday citizens sweated through 6.2 miles as they attended one of the largest and most popular races in the country. While the race usually comes down to a sprint at the final stretch of Folsom Field, and hundreds struggle from the heat, cramping, injury, and altitude, most finish with a smile. The stories are usually written about Olympian athletes and their ability to overcome obstacles. Well,... Read More