Author Archives: jacqandthemountains

About jacqandthemountains

I teach middle school science, and I like to play outside.

Surgical Delays

This morning while exiting the apartment building, one of my crutches slipped and fell down the staircase into the street.  Clearly, this was not going to be a Super Awesome Day.   I began ugly face crying about 10 minutes … Continue reading

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Bum Knee Workout #1

When the going gets tough, the tough get creative and ask their friends to drive them to Target. Supplies: 65cm stability ball L/M/H flat resistance bands (way cheaper than other types) set of 5lb and 10lb dumbells smelly old yoga … Continue reading

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Venn diagram

My knee is an unpleasant amalgamation of the knees of quarterback RG3 and Lindsay Vonn.  My MRI has revealed the following: – complete (grade III) ACL tear – complete (grade III) LCL tear – sprain (grade I) MCL stretch – Small lateral meniscus … Continue reading

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Tales of Traumatic Knee Injury, part 1

My first Colorado ski season distracted me from being a better writer, because for the first time in my life, doing exercise is my most rewarding non-professional activity.  Here I am at the beginning of the season in December, wondering, … Continue reading

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My humble homage to the OED word of the year

I have been 28 years old for exactly 21 days. At 18, I assumed by this age that I would a) own a home b) be married and c) have a kid.  Instead I a) rent a 1 bedroom apartment … Continue reading

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Adventures in Urban Recreation

While we usually spend fall break stinkin’ up our tent in the desert, early snow and Colin’s moonlighting job as a barista kept us local for the duration of our 4-day fall break.  Fortunately, Denver is the sort of place … Continue reading

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Soup tastes better in Colorado

I have moments where I’m not fully convinced that I live in Colorado.  About once a week, I am struck with the terrible fear that someone is going to make me move back to Phoenix, forcing me to swelter in … Continue reading

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