Outdoorsy Self Care

One of the important things that they drill into us at GSSW is SELF CARE!  I’m sure you’ve read other blog posts where people mention some of the things they do to balance out their lives and take care of themselves.  Now that the weather is getting nice here in Denver, there are some really awesome ways to get some of that self care…

  • Some friends and I have formed a volleyball team and we play four games a week at Wash Park.  We entered a league through Sports Monster which is a great adult recreation league that offers sports such as basketball, broomball, dodgeball, kickball, ultimate frisbee, soccer, and many others throughout the year.
  • I recently entered in a 5K race benefiting a non-profit organization called Girls on the Run of the Rockies.  It’s an awesome agency that encourages healthy lifestyles for girls.  Denver and surrounding cities offer regular opportunities to participate in similar races (you can find a list of them at Running Guru).
  • Going to a Rockies game on the weekend is a great way to get outside and enjoy Denver’s spring time.  You can either sit in the Rock Pile for only $4 or you can go on StubHub to get some great deals.
  • Although I haven’t been there yet, I hear that Red Rocks Amphitheater is an amazing entertainment venue.  This summer they have some great bands coming to play including O.A.R., Dispatch, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Ray LaMontagne, Bassnectar, and many more.
  • BBQ-ing with friends is also a big hit when the weather gets nice and it is a great way to relax (self care!) on a graduate student budget.
These are definitely just a few of the outdoorsy self care options to partake in here in Denver–make sure to check them out when you get here!
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Rockies Opening Weekend

Coors Field has an absolutely AMAZING view of the mountains!

Last weekend was Rockies opening weekend against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors field and we couldn’t have asked for better weather!  I went to the Saturday evening game with some friends and it was a sunny 70 degrees–definite t-shirt weather even though it was only the beginning of April.

Rockie’s games are amazing for several reasons:

  • The view from the stadium is absolutely stunning–I watched the sun set behind the snow-covered mountains while enjoying a great baseball game!
  • Tickets are super cheap!  You can sit in the rock pile (which is in the outfield) for only $4 per person ($1 for kids and seniors).
  • The fans are extremely excited to be there–the wave went around the entire stadium at least 5 or 6 times!

I definitely plan to go to as many Rockies games as I possibly can this season because it was a great way to spend a relaxing evening with my friends!  So if you’re looking for something fun to do when you’re visiting or once you move here, make sure to check out the Rockies!

Gooooooooooo Rockies!!!!
Beautiful backdrop for the game!
So happy to be at the game!

ROCKIES!!… (the team, not the mountains)

Sun is shinning, temperature is rising, ahhh baseball season must be approaching!!! Growing up outside of Boston I was bred to love baseball. However, with a baseball stadium like Fenway being your home team’s field it is very expensive to go to a game, if you can even gets your hands on tickets to even the leagues worst teams of the season, never mind to Yankee games! Being out here in Colorado I have the opportunity to attend baseball games as well as doing it without breaking my poor grad student wallet! My husband-to-be and myself are going to go to 25 games this season, going pretty much weekly! The Colorado Rockies are offering mini-plans this season which allow you to pick 25 games you would like to attend at a 40% discounted rate, with little service fees!! My summer is finally going to be filled with LIVE baseball games seeing almost every team in the National League! Life in the Rockies- you can enjoy the finner things in life, without the finer cost!

Nuggets!!!!!!

Some of the most enjoyable events to take advantage of in Denver are the professional sporting events.  This past summer I attended the July 4th Rockies game with my parents, boyfriend and a few friends.  After the game I saw, quite possibly, the BEST fireworks display ever!  It is worth the money for a ticket even if you don’t enjoy baseball–maybe the hot dogs are more your thing 🙂

Denver Nuggets game are also a great time.  I attend at least 5 games a season (which get better as they near play-offs) and enjoy the energy of the crowd, the athletic performances and personalities of players.  Plus, you can get nose bleed seats for SUPER cheap or well priced fan packs to take a small group along.

Of course, we’ve got the Broncos but those games are much more enjoyable from my couch when it’s cold.  And the Rapids soccer team who just won the MLS Cup would be a fun afternoon, if you enjoy the whole soccer thing…

Tons of fun sporting events to attend here in Denver and even more outdoor events of alternative fun (New Belgium Tour de Fat–google it!).

Loving Denver!

One thing I love about living in Denver is that there are a ton of great things to do here, and it gives the people you love an ever greater reason to come visit! With the number of visitors I’ve had since living in Denver I’ve gotten to do a lot of really great things. I’ve been able to engage in many different outdoorsy activities such as skiing, hiking, outside concerts at Red Rocks, Rockies & Nuggets games as well as being able to hang out downtown in the LoDo area checking out new restaurants and the nightlife Denver has to offer.