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Race Report: Freeze Out 5K

March 11, 2017 - 9:16am   Running

A few weeks ago on Feb 24 I did my first night time run - the Freeze Out 5k to End Homelessness. The race is at a park very close to my mom's house. She told me about it in early February and I figured it would be a fun event to do.

Women's March

January 22, 2017 - 5:22pm   Women

Yesterday, as millions of people across the country marched in various cities in support of women's rights and equality, I marched in my own little city. This was my first time participating in any type of political rally or march. I didn't know what to expect. Here are my thoughts about it.

Before

Going Green

January 7, 2017 - 6:49pm   DIY, S'more Thoughts

For the past few years I've been making a conscious effort to try to be more "green" -- produce less waste, use less energy, reduce my carbon footprint. I try to use reusable products as often as possible, and recycle/reuse things like plastics and fabrics. Here's a list of changes I've made over the past few years.

Race Report: Drops to Hops

October 2, 2016 - 10:13am   Cycling

 

On Saturday I did the Drops to Hops bike race at Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown, NY. It was great! 

AIDS Ride for Life 2016

September 11, 2016 - 1:29pm   Cycling

 

Yesterday was my 4th year participating in the AIDS Ride for Life. It's a bike ride fundraiser for the Southern Tier AIDS program. I did the 100 mile course, around Cayuga Lake. It's not a race -- just a fun bike ride to raise money for STAP. It's very well organized and lots of people participate. There were 300 volunteers and the riders raised over $200,000.

First Visit to Letchworth

September 2, 2016 - 9:29pm   S'more Thoughts

Last weekend I went camping in Letchworth State Park with Nick, my co-worker Kurt and his wife Megan, and my co-worker Chris and his girlfriend Eliza. All of us have wanted to go to Letchworth but had never made it there before. It's only about 2 hours away and has a reputation of being a really beautiful, scenic park.

From Roads to Trails

August 21, 2016 - 12:21pm   Cycling, Women

 

Yesterday I hit the trails at Shindagin Hollow with about 20 other women as part of a women's mountain bike clinic that Cycle CNY was putting on. It was great!!

Race Report: Cayuga Lake Triathlon 2016

August 14, 2016 - 2:07am   Triathalon

 

Last Sunday I did the intermediate distance tri at the Cayuga Lake Triathlon for the second year.

Training

A week off of work

July 30, 2016 - 10:17am   S'more Thoughts

I am at the tail end of a week-long vacation from work. I went camping in the beginning of the week, and my uncle was also in town so I took some time off to visit with him.

Camping

KatieCamp goes Camping

July 29, 2016 - 11:29am   S'more Thoughts

Over the 4th of July weekend Nick and I headed up to the Adirondacks to visit some of his family and go camping.

Friday we drove to his grandparents' house in Luzerne and stayed there for the night -- which was great because it poured that night. I was really thankful not to be in a tent.