Currently: February

True story: I just titled this post ‘Currently: November.’ Because that’s where my brain is. Why does time go so fast?!

Once again, I’m checking in with y’all about what’s going on in my real world. You’ve seen these posts before, so I don’t think I need to explain the concept again. Without further adieu..Currently!

I ended up on the cover of another magazine…

Guys, this seriously makes me laugh: I was a model last week! Awhile back, a PR friend asked if I would be interested in modeling for the outdoor company that she reps for. SIA {think OR only for the snowsports industry} was coming to Denver, and she wanted a model to show off the clothes. Guess who happens to be sample sized?!

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Here’s the thing: typically real models are hired for this job, so I was a tad nervous. In the end, it was unwarranted and I had a great time. I was able to intelligently speak to the clients about the gear and quite a few of them noted that I was “more muscular” than the usual model, especially in the quads. I chose to take that as a compliment!

At the end of the day on Thursday, I was told I needed to head to the Snow Sports Daily booth for a project. Unbeknownst to me, a few brands were chosen to have their gear represented on the cover of the show’s magazine, and I was sent as the model for Eider. I walked in and immediately realized that I was the only non-model in the group! “You’ve never done this before?!” “How did you end up here?” My favorite moment was when our shoes came off. A few sock companies wanted their products featured in the photo, so I had to change into some Farm To Feet socks. Twoย of the other girls were comparing the beautiful paint jobs on their toe nails but things took a turn for the worse when they looked at my feet…because my big toe nail is gone. Damn ski touring!

But, as I continually told them, “I’m not a model; I’m just sample sized!”

I officially caved to the black hole that is Stitch Fix….

We’ve all seen Stitch Fix circling the web for what seems like years now, and I’ve barely given it another thought. However, I started to rethink the company a few months ago when I was panicking to find something to wear to dinner one night. You see, I absolutely suck at shopping. I don’t overly love it because of two reasons: I have no clue how to dress for my body type and I am awful at piecing together accessories.

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As a result, I finally got to the point where I figured it was worth a shot! I filled out the form, compiled a quick Pinterest board so my stylist could see what styles I liked, and waited for my first shipment to arrive. It came last week and I was shockingly happy with it! They send five pieces and I kept three of them, which I think is pretty good for the first go ’round. And, I wore one of the outfits to dinner last night and received quite a few compliments which NEVER happens when I dress myself!

I realize this is the point in my post where I share my referral link with y’all, but I’m still torn on that. You see plenty of bloggers linking to Stitch Fix and it’s because you get a $25 credit for every person that signs up and receives a first shipment. Of course the credit would be nice, but I’m not running a fashion blog here {Lord help you if that’s how you stumbled upon my site!} I can’t decide if it’s fair to ask my outdoor-and-fitness enthused readers to pay for my wardrobe. As of now, I’m leaning towards no. Of course, if you are dying to sign up for Stitch Fix and really feel like giving me credit, you can always email and I’ll send you the link!

Toyota is sending me a car for a week…

If you follow me on Facebook, you have already seen this. {What, you don’t follow me on FB?! Get on that!} Apparently, Toyota thinks it’s a great plan to send me a 2015 Highlander to take on an adventure for the next seven days!

The PR rep contacted me last month and I was flabbergasted. You want to give me a brand new car….to just drive around?! I’ll do that! We’re heading out for a mountain adventure on Thursday, so keep your eyes peeled to my Instagram, Twitter and FB account so you can keep up with the shenanigans. I’m not sure where I’ll *try* to take this vehicle, but I imagine it will be sporting!

And speaking of Instagram…

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Guys, I just don’t get it! I love Instagram and it’s probably my favorite social media platform. I recently crossed over the 2k mark for followers, but here is the thing: I just don’t get a ton of interaction with my followers. I’ll typically hit between 120-200 likes per photo with a handful of comments, which is fairly low for that many followers. Any tips on how I can better my account on IG?

Wedding planning is still happening…

Here’s the thing: because we had a date and a location picked out last year, both Will and I carried a false sense of security into the new year. We have plenty of time to plan this wedding! We’re already so far ahead of the game!

Until we weren’t.

Now it’s February and we don’t have a ton planned. We did finally receive our save-the-dates so I’ve been addressing those in hopes of getting them in the mail ASAP. I chose my dress too, and it’s absolutely gorgeous!

I also realize that I don’t mention our wedding online too much, and that’s completely intentional. For us, our wedding is a personal and private event, and neither of us are comfortable sharing all of it on social media. I’ll share a few details here and there, but I don’t know how I feel about putting the entire thing on the internet. On the other hand, our honeymoon is shaping up to be an epic adventure and I can’t wait to share the details with y’all!

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18 Comments

  • Reply Hayley@healthyregardshayley at

    Fun things! Let me know how you like stitch fix (:

    • Reply heather at

      Absolutely! Like I said above, I was pretty psyched with my first “fix” and the only reason I sent back one of the items (a necklace) was because it was gold and not silver– not a fan of gold. I get my next shipment in March and I’ve asked them to send a dress for a wedding we’re going to, and I love not having to shop myself. SO MUCH BETTER.

  • Reply Marissa @Barefoot Colorado at

    I feel so fancy driving the Toyota! It’s much more high-tech than my 2000 honda accord (which I just can’t let go of!!). Would love to get a run on the books soon! Or maybe a CrossFit workout? Are you doing the open?

    • Reply heather at

      I know! They just dropped off my Highlander and it’s all fancy– push button start (so sorry, no idea how to work that until they told me!), GPS and fancy satellite radio. And yes, let’s run! I don’t suppose you’re…not working tomorrow? I have a 20 miler on deck and I’d love company for part of it! And no, haven’t registered for the Open. Judging at my gym happens on Saturdays and I can’t commit to being there. The workouts will be the Friday WOD though, so I’m going to try to attend every Friday so I can give each one a shot. I do love that there is a scaled division this year though!

  • Reply Beth @ RUNNING around my kitchen at

    I just placed my first Stitch Fix order today, it’s supposed to arrive today! I’m hoping they do a better job than I do at dressing me. I have no doubt you and Will are planning a crazy honeymoon, I’m sure it will be awesome! Keep the things you want private to yourself, there’s no reason to share everything ๐Ÿ™‚ Have fun with your new car this weekend!

    • Reply heather at

      Let me know how your Fix comes out! I just figured it was time that I started dressing like an adult and not always in workout clothes ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Lauren at

    Fun things! I really want to try Stitch Fix but don’t have the money for it-I know it would be dangerous!

    • Reply heather at

      Fair enough. The bright side is that you can send back anything you don’t want. If you send everything back, you’re only out the $20 style fee. I scheduled my shipments for every other month, so it’s not too bad. But, definitely not something you want to start if you’re watching money!

  • Reply Lora at

    That’s awesome! How fun! (And yay for Stitch Fix!)

  • Reply Christine @ Love, Life, Surf at

    So many fun things Heather! I love how you ended up modeling and too funny about the feet. And how cool that you get to take the new Highlander out for some adventures. IG totally baffles me most of the time too.

  • Reply Kovas - Midwest Multisport Life at

    I thought one of the wedding surprises was that an outdoor gear company was paying for it in exchange for the social media rights? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply heather at

      Haha not that I’m aware of!

  • Reply Natalie Ford at

    Judging from the past, the honeymoon should definitely be something to see! Congratulations on your foray into the modeling world. I had to laugh at the foot thing. I immediately thought about my feet in that situation-talk about horrifying people!

    • Reply heather at

      OMG, my foot looks atrocious right now. I have like 1/4 of a toe nail left on the bottom and the top is just…nothing. It’s disgusting, even for me!

  • Reply RFC at

    hahaha the model stuff! A few years ago Merrell thought it would be a good idea to send me (ME?!) to San Diego for a commercial shoot. I was the fitness professional (got that down!) who was leading a bunch of runners (actually, models) through exercises and some trail runs. IT WAS HILARIOUS! I was so awkward and uncomfortable, and the models were so GOOD at what they did. MEANWHILE, when we actually had to run, the models were wheezing and complaining and asking why on earth I actually do this for fun? Ahhhh good times ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Reply heather at

      It definitely takes practice to be comfortable and natural in front of a camera! I’ve learned a ton while working with Will but he still has to be like, Heather, you look evil if you don’t smile!

  • Reply Kayla @ kpLOVINGit at

    So exciting!!!

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