Defense Weekend

Check #2 of my list of 28 Before 28! What a wonderful whirlwind :) Friday (defense-day) started out the best way possible, as my dear friend/old roomie, LJ, defended her PhD and became a Dr. earlier that morning! Congrats, LJ! After LJ’s defense, I hustled home to get ready. The rest of the day felt…

Introducing, my new baby niece!

As you can all tell, I’ve been pretty vacant from EfoRunner and my posts are sporadic at best. I love writing and blogging, but in the midst of all the happenings in my life right now, blogging has to take back seat. I should probably explain said happenings: 1. Thesis Writing! I’ve begun writing my PhD dissertation…

Ch-ch-ch-changes!

Life, as you all know, has its wonderful swings: steady routines and simple plans, can switch in the blink of an eye to fast-paced, sometimes chaotic, exciting changes. We’ve had some great big ol’ changes in our lives the past two weeks and now that it’s official, I’m so excited to share it with you! Weez, Cabo,…

CT Seg 7 Trip Report

After Will’s Mt. Evans Ascent on Saturday, we headed west to backpack Segment 7 of the Colorado Trail (CT). It’s a pretty modest segment of the 483-mile trail system through Colorado: 12.8 miles in length with 3,600 ft of elevation gain starting ~9,500ft with a segment peak altitude of ~12,500ft. Since it’s mid-June already, we…