Fridays FAVORITES: jackson HOLE

Teton and I decided to be tourists in our own backyard. It was fun exploring Jackson Hole and with it being the off-season we had the place to ourselves, almost. There’s so much to do in town and in the parks. And did I mention, IT’S BEAUTIFUL! Bring your camera, you’ll need it. Stay tuned this summer, I’ll be posting my favorite hikes, places to shop and eat and summer fun in Jackson Hole!


One cannot leave Jackson without the famous antler pic!


The drive home was my favorite because the sunset was amazing over Glory Mountain. It really is the SIMPLE things in life that bring us the most HAPPINESS. One of my favorite quotes.


  • Hike in Jackson Hole area: AMPHITHEATER LAKE
    • Check the blog in the next few weeks for photos and more of my favorite hike!
  • Place to shop in Jackson for all you adventure needs: SKINNY SKIS
  • Good Food and Best Desserts EVER! SWEETWATER RESTAURANT
  • Best View: Eat Dinner while watching the sunset over the Tetons: DORNAMANS


Just START running!

Be sure to check my blog every Wednesday, I’ll be posting running tips, my training for the week, eating tips while training and post-runs, and fitness gear on sale! I love being outside and love running. I have a lot of miles under my feet so hopefully what has worked for me will work for you too!

Most of all, I’ll be posting cool pics from my runs so you’ll want to see those. 🙂IMG_4300 IMG_4304

I have a lot of people ask me what’s the best way to start running or train for a race. I always say, Just start running. When I first started running, I only lasted only 5 minutes but slowly I built up my cardio over time and could run further. Each spring it’s always a challenge to get into the groove of things but a few weeks into it, I have things dialed in and I enjoy it. Here’s a great training guide for beginner runners.


Love Teton in this pic. He’s airborne. Love my little adventure Buddy loves to go on road runs and trail runs with me.

Happy Running!   Andria & Teton


               Running Tops         Running Pants         Running Shorts         Socks

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. Another day to post really cool pictures of how we enjoy Mother Earth but this year is different for me. I’ve changed for the better. I’ve recognized the need to get the younger generation on board. Too many kids, teenagers and even adults (I’m guilty too), spend too much time on their electronic devices and not outside or preserving nature. It’s easy to get caught up in every day life but we really need to stop and be aware of our future and planet earth’s future. I’m not going to say I’m the go-to person on this matter but I do believe climate change is real and happening and my children may not get to enjoy those cold smoke ski days like I have grown up experiencing. The only place to start is within ourselves. A New Years Resolution (in April) if you will, to preserve my playground and educate the upcoming generation. Thank you Mother Earth, we’re on your side.

Check out City Kids. They are providing enriching life experiences for underserved D.C. children through outdoor experiences. I met them at SHIFTjh conservation festival this past fall.

Seasons of Change

The tides are changing into spring and the snow is dwindling fast. I always have mixed emotions this time of year. Although I’m happy to see the sunshine, I have to say good-bye to my dear friend, snow. All that fluffy stuff creates so much joy and happiness for six months a year and brings me together with my mountain community. It’s sad to say good-bye to those friends I see in the mountains doing what we love, ski. But change is good and forward I must go. Until we meet again old man winter!12799278_10153961585104808_6251572300085523987_n1545752_10154063042155802_3166847435775223436_n