Is This My Life?

I swung by Big Horn on Monday and after the workout, a few of us were hanging out and chatting. While I was foam rolling, Coach Kane walked over to me and asked a question that really got me thinking: “So, is this your life? Running around and playing outside?!”

I laughed and admitted that as of late, things had been pretty hectic. But, as I drove home, I started thinking about my current state a bit more, and even sent Will a text that said, “You know, we are pretty lucky.”

Snowy Range

Because y’all, things have been absurd lately, but completely in a good way. I’ve tried my best to keep you guys posted, but in case I’ve been hard to follow, here has what has been happening:

December 26 & 27: Friends Came to Town

December 29-January 5: Grand Tetons & Yellowstone

January 8-11: Park City for the OmniGames

January 18-19: Winter Backpacking with Sierra Trading Post {Stories to Come!}

Yesterday-this Sunday: Back in Salt Lake City for Outdoor Retailer

To top it all off, guess what else? Caleb and I won the trip to Jordan! Columbia announced the top five winners on Monday night and we were psyched to learn that #OmniTeam5 had worked our way up the ladder to finish in second, securing our spot in the fifth season of the OmniTen program. {For those of you that don’t know, the Spring, 2014 OmniTen is comprised of the five winning teams from the OmniGames…so yes, I get to be an OmniTen member twice.}

OmniTen S1

Season One of the OmniTen

After this all shook out on Monday, I sat down on my couch, processing everything. It was then that I thought back to what Kane had asked me that morning: Is this really my life? I don’t need anyone to tell me how flipping lucky I am; trust me, I get it! It’s just hard to comprehend sometimes. In fact, I don’t even know how this happened. However, I do know that I am more than happy to enjoy the ride!

Once again, I’m going to be MIA while at OR since I am jam packed with appointments today through Friday. However, my life gets back to normal next week so we’ll return to regularly scheduled programming. Have a great week!



  • Reply Christy@ My Dirt Road Anthem at

    You do have a pretty sweet life 🙂 Huge congrats to you and Caleb for getting second and getting to go to Jordan! ao awesome!

  • Reply Kovas - Midwest Multisport Life at

    Have fun at OR – almost made it this time, but am definitely shooting for August!

    • Reply heather at

      Let me know if you make it– I’m sure I will be there!

  • Reply Krysten (@darwinianfail) at

    Holy Moley all of that travel and outdoor fun sounds AMAZING! Can’t wait to see all your pics in Jordan!

  • Reply Kristine at

    You are right, you are lucky

    Instead of using words like hectic and absurd, instead use grateful, blessed, privileged, and fortunate.

    • Reply heather at

      Hey Kristine,

      It sounds like maybe you misunderstood me–as I mentioned more than once, I feel beyond fortunate to be experiencing so many of these opportunities. However, that doesn’t mean life can’t be hectic(or at least I don’t think the two are mutually exclusive.)

  • Reply Alyssa at

    Congrats on winning! I’ll admit I’m super jealous!

  • Reply Kate at

    Huge congrats! Can’t wait to read about that Jordan trip!

  • Reply Laura @losingrace at

    Congrats on all the awesome things, enjoy all of this!

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