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Spyder x Shape Take Tahoe : A Limitless Experience

I am back from Spyder x Shape Take Tahoe, and all I can say is that I am forever humbled to have had this experience. I cannot wait to tell you all about our nonstop trip to Squaw Valley with Spyder Pro Athlete Amie Engrbretsen! 

For today’s recap post, I simply want to take you through the Spyder x Shape Take Tahoe Trip and even so, it is going to be a long one! 

A dream trip to Squaw Valley! Spyder Shape Tahoe Limitless Weekend Recap! @suzlyfe http://suzlyfe.com/spyder-shape-tahoe-squaw-recap/

In case you missed it, I spent four days in Lake Tahoe with Spyder Active Sports, Shape Magazine, and Amie Engrbretsen, pro skier and Spyder athlete. To have someone, especially a company that I so admire, fly me across the country for a trip that is the stuff of dreams! This trip could not have come at a better time: I am currently in the throes of an infertility battle and needed to get out of Chicago, to get out of my head, to connect with people beyond my immediate life, and to prove to myself that I am still capable… was an indispensable gift.

I will probably come back to that thought, I might just let it lie, but for now, I present to you…

Spyder x Shape Take Tahoe!

Thursday Spyder x Shape Take Tahoe Begins!

Thursday morning came bright and early with a 7:30 flight and 7 hours of travel from first wheels up to second wheels down in Reno. By the way, as I deplaned, the first thing I saw? Slot machines. I ended up spending a dollar on a Wheel of Fortune slot, instantly won and then instantly lost $5, tried another $1, lost that, and was done with it.

As Alex and I had both predicted.

I met Sara, the Shape Fitness Editor, and Kendra, the wife of a Spyder, and we were driven from Reno to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, the site of our adventures for the next 4 days.

Spyder Shape Tahoe Limitless Weekend Recap! @suzlyfe suzlyfe.com

After a major snack attack, we got to meet Amie, who would, with Spyder, be our host for the rest of the weekend. As soon as I met Amie, I instantly liked her–she is smart, humorous, driven, and remarkably intuitive and genuine. And gorgeous. But she has as much charisma in person as she does talent on the mountain (and seemingly everywhere else–seriously, the girl can do everything and do it amazingly well).

We piled into the massive rental car and headed over to the actual Lake Tahoe (Squaw is in North Tahoe, and about a 10 minute drive to the lake). OMG. I seriously couldn’t stop saying “This place is tragic.” SO TRAGIC. So epic. So dramatic. And yet… totally chill and accessible. I dug it.

Spyder Shape Tahoe Limitless Weekend Recap! @suzlyfe suzlyfe.com

After getting some snacks and drinks at a cute lodge-y restaurant, we headed back to the house to hang out before dinner and wait for our final member for the weekend, Kathy, who was arriving from Hawaii. By the time she arrived, everyone was starving, and we headed to a cute little spot in Squaw Village. Then it was back to the lodge, because it was going to be an early start and a long busy day to come!

Spyder Shape Tahoe Limitless Weekend Recap! @suzlyfe suzlyfe.com

Friday

Friday was the day that I was most looking forward to of the entire trip: we had plans to go skiing, do yoga, and then get massages before dinner in downtown Truckee. The day did NOT disappoint!

Spyder’s Mission + Coffeebar

We started the day with breakfast (I had eggs, toast, and sauteed spinach) and discussion of Spyder’s mission and women’s anthem.

I have SO SO SO many thoughts on this, and I think that Spyder is really going to become a key player in women’s fitness and empowerment areas. This is a company that I stand right beside, and the fact that they chose me to help represent them is one of the biggest compliments I have ever received.

Next, we headed to Coffeebar, a super cool, well, coffee bar in Squaw Village, for, well, coffee and to meet up with our photographer for the weekend, Cort before we headed over to get our ski rentals.

Spyder Shape Tahoe Limitless Weekend Recap! @suzlyfe suzlyfe.com

How cute is this place: light and airy, rustic and modern industrial, small town but urban.

Then, it was time!

Skiing Squaw Valley Alpine Mountain

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Sara and Kathy had never skiied before, and it had been 15 years since I was last on a mountain, much less in skis! Windy conditions complicated our plans a little bit and made it a better idea to split up for the first run: those of us who had skied before took the first run down the mountain and the new skiers waited until we could get on the Tram, which would take us to more suitable runs.

Spyder Shape Tahoe Limitless Weekend Recap! @suzlyfe suzlyfe.com

So many emotions. Fear, nerves, excitement, exhilaration, concentration, self critique, humility, and yes… pride. Just like last fall, I found that yes, I was a bit rusty, and yes, I lacked my original finesse, but you know what? STILL GOT IT!!!!!

Spyder Shape Tahoe Limitless Weekend Recap! @suzlyfe suzlyfe.com

While on the tram, we dug into some Clif and Luna bars, and I LOVE the new Cinnamon Almond Swirl.

It legit takes like a cinnamon bun, and Luna has done such a good job of cleaning up their recipes with lower sugar and cleaner flavors.

Spyder Shape Tahoe Limitless Weekend Recap! @suzlyfe suzlyfe.com

At Eagle’s Nest, our ski virgins got hands on attention from Amie and Maddie (a former pro halfpipe skiier herself) while Kendra, Megan and I headed off on our own (more lifts had opened up) for about an hour and half before meeting everyone at the bottom for a quick lunch from Soupa before yoga.

Spyder Shape Tahoe Limitless Weekend Recap! @suzlyfe suzlyfe.com

I got the Snow Bunny Quinoa Bowl with chicken, beets, pistachios, roasted root veggies, lettuce mix, and red quinoa on the bottom. I also added Cholula 😀 DELICIOUS and so necessary after our morning!

Wanderlust Yoga + Trilogy Spa Massages

After a quick change at the house (I had actually worn my yoga clothes as my base layers for skiing, so I was good to go), we headed to Wanderlust yoga studio for a fantastic class from Shari Beard, a pillar of the community and a gifted yoga instructor. She tooks us through a yoga flow for athletes, which was fun and different and totally humbling for me–it made me realize just how much strength I have lost since I used to practice 3-4x a week! I am going to have to work on that.

Spyder Shape Tahoe Limitless Weekend Recap! @suzlyfe suzlyfe.com

Then it was time for Swedish massages at Trilogy Spa. 50 minutes later…. Ahhhhhhhh. I’ll spare you the details of that, but I want to know what oil they used–it was AMAZING. I wish I could say that I quieted my mind and the tension melted away… but it was not to be. I just couldn’t get my mind to quiet, so I instead focused on feeling the tension in my muscles unravel, even if I couldn’t get my mind to relax.

Dinner in Truckee

Dinner that night was in downtown Truckee, about 10 miles from our little house. Truckee is a-freaking-dorable, and if you are ever in that area, you need to put it on your list. Truckee is a small historic mining town that has a revitalized main street, businesses in adorable houses, and some awesome shopping and food.

We went to Moody’s Bistro and Bar for dinner at the suggestion of Amie, and boy, was it a good spot. Amie and her boyfriend Todd joined us for dinner, and they are a fantastic couple–Todd is awesome! Dinner was delicious, and omg the desserts. I wasn’t going to eat any… but then people ordered them and I was like, well, gotta take one for the team, right? Everyone needs cherry semifreddo in their lives. Just saying. But skip their coffee, it is terrible, lol. Can’t do everything well, I guess!

We were exhausted when we got back to house, and all promptly sad goodnight and collapsed into bed to get ready for another day of adventure!

Saturday

Saturday was a rise and shine to bright sunshine day!

Barre and Shopping in Truckee!

We headed over to The Bar Effect and took a (literally) kick ass class from Amie. She taught a great class, and the studio was lovely.

Spyder Shape Tahoe Limitless Weekend Recap! @suzlyfe suzlyfe.com

We also visited High Fives Foundation, a non-profit that Amie works with. The organization helps mountain sport athletes who have suffered life altering injuries through physical therapy. Not that my situation compares in any way to what they have gone through, but I know the fear of losing your life and your zest for life that comes with chronic pain. To imagine what these athletes are grappling with after traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and more… Such powerful work.

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We headed to downtown Truckee for some shopping (we had spied a few stores before dinner last night that we wanted to hit up!) and I made a few little purchases for myself! Then we headed over to the Truckee location of Coffeebar for lunch. I got the quinoa bowl, which was tasty but a bit on the small side. Luckily, we opted to get some bakery goodies, and I’m glad we did, because they stole the show!

Chocolate chip cookie from Coffeebar Truckee. Spyder Shape Tahoe Limitless Weekend Recap! @suzlyfe suzlyfe.com

Check out that chocolate chip cookie!!!

Fly Fishing

Then it was time for Fly Fishing! I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure if I was looking forward to fly fishing or not. There was a part of me that reeeally wanted to get into it and get immersed in the meditative aspects. But there was also a part of me that was like… I have zero attention span and even less tolerance for cold water.

I will say that I met in the middle: my attention span wore out, but I was able to see how, especially if I was there on my own, I might really get into the meditative repetition of it. The problem with me achieving such a meditative state? The hole in my waders letting in water…. SUCH a Suz moment.

We called it after about 45 minutes and then decided to head back to Truckee for more shopping and time at Coffeebar before heading back to the house to pack up and get ready for dinner.

Spyder x Shape Take Tahoe Farewell Dinner

Dinner was a fabulous affair prepared for us by Chef Dani, and it was simply delicious! You would never know it was gluten and dairy free, and oh, that chicken was perfection.

We were joined by the local Spyder rep as well as her friend (and owner of the barre studio) and Cort, and it was so much fun to have everyone together one last time.

Sunday Return Home

Sunday morning, there wasn’t much time to do anything with a 2:40 AM wake up call! But we had to be at the airport at 4, so that’s what you have to do. We told Kathy goodbye (she was flying the opposite direction), and I promptly passed out on the flight!

Spyder Shape Tahoe Limitless Weekend Recap! @suzlyfe suzlyfe.com

I didn’t want to tell everyone goodbye in Denver, but it was time. I spent my layover walking around and grabbing a salad (roasted cauliflower, look at you, Denver!) and listening to the Anna Faris podcast. Then I loaded up onto the Chicago flight and finished the journey home.

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I may have gotten a frappuccino for happy hour 😀

Then I was home with my pupster and cat and hubs, and after a snack and hanging out, I passed out on the couch with him. He had to go into work for a moonlighting shift, so the girls and I cuddled the rest of the night while I tried come to terms with the fact that the trip was over, and real life was imminent.

And now… here we are. 

I know that this is a bit of a novel, but I just didn’t want to leave anything out. There will be more to come, but those posts will be a bit more pointed 😀

Now, catch me up on life!!!

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104 Comments

  • Reply Allie

    WOW! So much greatness packed into one post!! Of course I think I love the food the most 🙂 But the outfits, the scenery, the skiing – just so, so amazing and it couldn’t have happened to a better person!!
    I was i Lake Tahoe years ago but it was in the summer and although I had a fantastic time, I would love to go back and snowboard the hell out of it!

    May 15, 2017 at 5:16 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Girl, you would tear it up. I see you LOVING and LIVING Tahoe!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply Heather @Lunging Through Life

    Holy cow. I can’t even pick a favorite part! What an amazing time!! I’m so glad you had this chance to go and get a break from everything going on. Also I pictured you as more of a skiier than one who hasn’t done it in 15 years, ha. Who knows why. Hope your week goes well!

    May 15, 2017 at 5:42 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That’s because I just pretend that I can do everything lol

      May 16, 2017 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Mile by Mile

    Wow, sounds like an amazing weekend! How fun that you got to try so many activities and eat that amazing food. I’m sure it was nice to get away from real life for a bit!

    May 15, 2017 at 5:59 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oh girl, you know that it was!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday

    What a fun trip! So glad you got to go! Dinner soon?

    May 15, 2017 at 7:01 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Yes yes! I’ll text you!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Erica @ Erica Finds

    That sounds AMAZING! Glad you had that opportunity!! Looking forward to hearing more in person!!

    May 15, 2017 at 7:12 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Um YES PLEASE. I’m at a wedding this weekend but then i will be back and I need to see you!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Jamie

    This all sounds so amazing and EXACTLY what you needed this weekend. I’m excited to hear more about where this collaboration takes you. And also, I need aaallll your suggestions for food and activities when Jody and I go to Lake Tahoe in two weeks WITH NO KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 15, 2017 at 7:20 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      WHAT Omg you are going to have SO MUCH FREAKING FUN Yes yes email me!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    Wow! Loved seeing all your pics over the weekend. This looked like a fabulous one of a kind experience and exactly what you needed #jealous

    May 15, 2017 at 7:24 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It definitely was exactly what I needed–in so many ways.

      May 16, 2017 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    What an adventure!!! Such a wonderful company and so cool you get to work with them! I adore how they support women. Congrats!!

    May 15, 2017 at 7:30 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I can’t wait to tell you more about their incredible mission, Julie!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Gretchen

    This looks so amazing! I loved following along on instagram so I loved reading more about the trip 🙂 I’m so glad that this came at a time when you needed and I hope it helped take your mind off things at home. <3

    May 15, 2017 at 7:32 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Gretch, it really did. I got to talk about them but not focus on them. It was a true escape but with ties (in a good way). Thank you for following along!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    Wow, what an amazing trip – from the scenery to the food to the skiing! Lake Tahoe is high on my list of places to visit. So glad you got to experience it!

    May 15, 2017 at 7:33 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You definitely need to get there. It has allll things you would love

      May 16, 2017 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    I need a trip like this to prove that I am “still capable”. How exciting and fun and validating. Looks wonderful!

    May 15, 2017 at 7:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think you need something like this. Like a yoga retreat or something!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply Rae

    Wow, what an incredible experience! I’ve never tried any Spyder apparel before, but now I really want to. You know I love me some workout clothes 🙂

    May 15, 2017 at 8:09 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I live in them even outside of workouts!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Emily

    That was super fun to see you share all those beautiful, awesome snippets of your trip. It looks like a blast; and it’s pretty cool how you can pick up a sport after 15 years of not doing it. That happened when my mom went skiing with us about 4 years ago. She hadn’t skied for probably, 25 years?, but she was amazing! She never fell once.

    This looks like a dream weekend. I’m so glad that you got to challenge yourself, enjoy fun workouts, time with friends, and of course… delicious food. <3 and hugs.

    May 15, 2017 at 8:32 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It really was a dream trip, Emily! I love that it had been even longer for your mom–of course she was amazing at it!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Danielle @ The T-Rex Runner

    That sounds like so much fun! I would have been so excited for the fly fishing, but I know what you mean – it requires a lot of attention and a lot of patience. A weekend of outdoor adventure (especially in the snow…it’s over 90 here) sounds like absolute perfection. I’m glad you had a great trip!

    May 15, 2017 at 8:34 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It really does require all of your brain power, which we know that i’m not always best at, lol. I came back to medium temps here and today it is positively hot!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply Suzy

    Your trip sounds amazing, and perfectly timed. I’m so so so glad you were able to do this!!!

    May 15, 2017 at 8:46 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thanks, Suz, I am too!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Kelli @ Hungry Hobby

    That seems like so much fun! We looked into going to Tahoe for July 4th weekend but turns out that’s a SUPER popular destination, almost everything was sold out!

    May 15, 2017 at 9:18 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I would imagine and I can see why!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Cora

    Well… wow. I was already thinking this weekend was a dream, and then… FLY FISHING!? Officially the coolest retreat to date. Was it specifically for the meditative aspect!? All I know is you look damnnnnnnn good in them overalls.
    So glad you had this time away. I’m sure you will be taking away more and more from the weekend as this week goes by <3.

    May 15, 2017 at 9:49 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Cora, I feel like you were made for fly fishing. It is so technical and meditative and soul searching (if you can concentrate, lol). Plus you are just smack dab in the midst of nature at its most beautiful. I would need to go by myself, though–I got too distracted by others!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    Wow, I can’t even imagine going on such a trip! How fun!! I’ve never heard the word tragic describe something GOOD, lol!!! Way to spin it around!

    May 15, 2017 at 9:55 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I was using awesome too much so we had to go to the other extreme, ha!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply Tasting Page

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend in a beautiful place with great messages. Can’t beat that!

    May 15, 2017 at 10:12 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I don’t know how you could!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply Alicia @bridges Through life

    Your trip sounds so amazing. I really want to go to Tahoe even though I hate the cold and not much of a skiiing person but maybe I could go skiiing and then get a massage because that sounds heavenly.

    May 15, 2017 at 10:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      ANd with yoga in between? You’d be a happy camper 😀

      May 16, 2017 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply Annmarie

    Wow – this looks like such an epic experience, Suz!!! Everything really does look absolutely epic! I have never been to Lake Tahoe but now I want to go!

    May 15, 2017 at 11:32 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oh, Annmarie, you would LOVE it! Tahoe is amazing!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    What an amazing trip, you lucky duck! Glad you had such a wonderful time. I definitely lol’ed at your fly fishing getup…

    May 15, 2017 at 12:21 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I was definitely lucky! But you also had a pretty incredible trip yourself, missy!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply Christina Bauer

    Oh wow!! This looks like it was such a fun, action-packed and adventurous weekend!! I love how you went from the extremes of skiing to the relaxation of massage in the same day – brilliant.

    May 15, 2017 at 12:40 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And with some serious hip openers in between!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    Susie in waders…….now that is a picture worth a million words! (why stop at a thousand?)

    I’ll comment more in a few minutes….. after I clean up the drool created by the photo of that cookie. Did YOU finish it all…..by yourself? Sorry, more drool..!

    May 15, 2017 at 1:05 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That cookie was everything that you have ever dreamed of, I’m serious!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:36 pm
      • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

        That’s so mean!!!
        I’ll get some more napkins, now Galen is drooling, too!

        May 16, 2017 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers

    This sounds amazing! I got to go on a pretty amazing press trip with Ocean Spray last year – it was only about an hour away from where I lived, but I got to go to these amazing fancy dinners, explore a cranberry festival, go up in a helicopter tour, and more. It was awesome. Sounds like you had an equally great time on your trip! 🙂

    May 15, 2017 at 1:24 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I remember that and thinking it was so cool! And no matter that it was nearby–that just means that you could be home asap 😀

      May 16, 2017 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply Abbey Sharp

    Looks like it was such a fun time! Thanks for sharing all of the moments 🙂

    May 15, 2017 at 3:01 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you for reading!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    This pretty much sounds like the best weekend ever! Can I go next time?

    May 15, 2017 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Patrick@looneyforfood.com

    wow! That sounds like an amazing weekend!

    May 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It was amazing indeed!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply Jo @ Living Mint Green

    What a fun trip!! I just looked up Spyder’s gear online and I’m loving the look of their athletic gear. I hope I get whisked away on a dream trip sometime! A gal can dream…

    May 15, 2017 at 3:41 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      This was definitely me dreaming–but something that I never even dreamed of! So keep on dreaming, my sweet!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply Kathy

    Love this Suz!!! What a dream of a trip. Pinch me. Pinch us!

    May 15, 2017 at 4:48 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It was amazing and I’m so glad that you were part of it with me!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply dixya @food, pleasure, and health

    sounds like you got to experience a little big of everything!!

    May 15, 2017 at 5:17 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We really did get the full shebang!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply Marcia

    What an amazing trip and a perfect respite for you!

    May 15, 2017 at 5:52 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I seriously needed it.

      May 16, 2017 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply Kat

    Wow girl – what a trip! I had so much fun following along on instagram this weekend!
    It’s weird to see you in snow though, especially since it’s around the 80s where I’m at!

    May 15, 2017 at 5:58 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m so glad that you kept up! I realized that I was doing Live too much and not enough straight up videos… oh well!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Sandra Laflamme

    Such an incredible experience! My husband still has his Spyder ski bibs from back in his ski racing days! I love their new activewear! Such an incredible trips. We have friends that live in Truckee now and I am dying to get out there. So happy you got to get away!

    May 15, 2017 at 6:01 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OMG I love it! Please, if you can, take a picture of those bibs (extra points if you are in them!) and send it to me! Wanna pick me up on your way to Truckee?

      May 16, 2017 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Angela @ happy fit mama

    So fun!!! I would have loved to hit the slopes even though I’m so over being cold right now. But it’s Tahoe! Glad you had a blast!

    May 15, 2017 at 6:47 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I came back to summer here, so it was the perfect transition, lol

      May 16, 2017 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Carmy @ carmyy.com

    holy moleyyyyyyyyyyyy wish I was there!

    May 15, 2017 at 7:23 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It was an amazing experience!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Debbie

    Wow! What an amazing weekend! I love Tahoe. My husband lived there for years (a long time ago), so he knows it like the back of his hand. It was fun following along on your adventures!

    May 15, 2017 at 7:50 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I see Alan being the Mayor of Tahoe and just doing alllll the activities!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:26 pm
  • Reply Farrah

    Spyder sounds like such an awesome brand–hooray for Tahoe and I’m so glad you had an amazing time and got to try out so many things + eat so many delicious foods! <3 I'm glad I got to live vicariously through you! 😛

    May 15, 2017 at 7:50 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      One of these days you will actually need to come with me!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    I’e already told you a trillion times I friggin LOVE Tahoe! We got married in Squaw Valley at a teeny little chapel on Jan 2. They still had the christmas tree up and it was so gorgeous! We go back every year. Lat year we made it twice to Northstar! That’s a super cuttle little village near Truckee – check it out next time you go. Better yet, meet us there!

    May 15, 2017 at 9:32 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I really want to go back to Northstar! It looked beautiful, and we heard it is awesome for families. Take me with you next time you go!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Courtney Bentley

    holy smokes! I just can’tttttt sounds like you had a fab time. everything you did are fun and exciting love the bowl with beets too. hmmm tahoe.

    ♡Courtney Bentley ||http://www.starsystemz.com

    May 15, 2017 at 10:53 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Tahoe deserves a visit! And yaaas to the beets. Anything and everything with beets, please!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    SO FUN. I’ve never been whisked away on a dream trip, but I wouldn’t say no…

    May 15, 2017 at 11:23 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know, right? who would? Crazy people, I tell you.

      May 16, 2017 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply neil@neilshealthymeals.com

    What an amazing weekend Susie! And that scenery…….wow!

    I’m particularly jealous that you go skiing. I haven’t skied for years. You can ski in Scotland, but it’s a but patchy, only a few months over winter and there were a few years when there wasn’t snow at all. So I just gave up!

    May 16, 2017 at 12:23 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Then we must meet in the Alps and go skiing!

      May 16, 2017 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Tara @ A Daily Dose of Fit

    What an awesome adventure, made even better by the amazingness of that cookie!

    May 16, 2017 at 8:18 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oh Em Gee that cookie was as good and maybe better than it looks!

      May 16, 2017 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Mikki

    WOW! This looks like it was an AMAZING time!! And those views!! Beautiful!! Loved the recap!! And the fly fishing outfit.. lol

    May 16, 2017 at 8:33 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It really was the trip of a lifetime! And omg I know… Not something that I will we wearing again for a while!

      May 16, 2017 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Linda @ Veganosity

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE skiing in Tahoe!!! This has me feeling a little bit envious, my friend. 🙂 I’m so happy that you had this opportunity and were able to get away and have some fun.

    May 16, 2017 at 9:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It was amazing, and a treat and trip I will never forget!

      May 16, 2017 at 1:13 pm
  • Reply Emily @Sinful Nutrition

    This looks and sounds like such an amazing experience. What a gorgeous location!

    May 16, 2017 at 10:28 am
  • Reply Rachel

    Sounds like such a fun weekend!

    May 16, 2017 at 12:22 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It was simply incredible!

      May 16, 2017 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply Ange // Cowgirl Runs

    I feel like this trip was so timely for you. Even if you weren’t fully able to get out of your head, to just let go and forget for a short time can be so helpful.
    xo.

    May 16, 2017 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Jill Conyers

    When we lived in Ca we went to Lake Tahoe often. Good times.

    May 16, 2017 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply Sarah @ Sweet Miles

    Ahhh you know I LOVE this!!! Truckee + Tahoe = HEAVEN on earth!!!! I’m hoping we can go back to our honeymoon spot for our 10 year anniversary!

    May 17, 2017 at 10:33 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That place really is amazing. I love that you named your dog Truckee! I now LOVE that name!

      May 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    What an amazingggg trip! I am totally jealous! It sounds like the kind of break you needed! <3

    May 18, 2017 at 12:07 am
  • Reply Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes

    WOW!! That sounds like an amazing trip and opportunity!! Congrats on being a part of such an awesome company!!

    May 19, 2017 at 4:13 pm
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