Do people orchestrate magical connections? Or, somedays, do our tiny human intellects simply realize that these grand scale connect-a-dot relationships exist? Perhaps it’s a combination of both–on lucky days, the universe allows a glimpse of complex relationships between small and intertwined human experiences. You know: it’s the whole “7 degrees of separation” thing, that party… Continue reading Outlander, Cycling, a Newspaper Article, Austin Workouts, and the Universe
Did you know that May is national Bike Month in the US and Canada? And, naturally, within Bike Month is Bike to Work Day. The day of observance varies from city to city but, here in Austin, it falls on Friday, May 15, 2015. So dust off your bike in honor of Bike to Work… Continue reading Bike to Work is Friday Funday
Over the years, one of the best things about my job at Austin Fit Magazine was meeting people and developing relationships, and perhaps one of my all-time favs was deepening my friendship with Carrie Barrett. Barrett is an unstoppable positive force of fitness energy rolled up in a tiny ball of girl power. Naturally, I… Continue reading Specialized Girl Power
I love this kind of day: cool bordering on cold in the early morning, sunshiney, not a lot planned. James and I did the Wurst Ride yesterday. We fell in love with this ride when we did the 100K for the first time back when we were starting to bike alot, when I was ramping… Continue reading Good Times
Yesterday’s veloway ride, though short, didn’t seem to bother my foot. Starting out, I’d wondered if the stiff soles and placement of the clips would feel bad but I found that I didn’t feel anything. I guess it’s because the bottom of the foot stays stable–nothing stretches or bends or pulls. I limited myself to… Continue reading Bike + Foot = No Pain
Here I am, tired, headachey and over-scheduled (waah waah waah). I need some simple days ahead! My week day runs this week were quite good. It’s so joyous to see improvement and feel happy with results. I’m not saying that there’s been some miraculous breakthrough, just that there is pleasure in being happy with how… Continue reading Running Workout Mishmash
I’m back from Germany. It’s so surreal…in some ways, it seems like ages ago that I was there. A lifetime, even. What an amazing experience! My friends Claire and Russ had a fabulous run and I have new-found (or renewed, not sure which is a better choice of words) respect for their spirit, determination, and athletic… Continue reading Baltic Run a Success!
This morning was a 14-mile long run on the road. It’s so nice to be back on the road and have a group of people to run with; it’s been YEARS since I’ve had that. When I was training for NYC, I often didn’t have folks run the whole way with me — we’d be… Continue reading Long Run on the Road
This morning was the 7:30 a.m. workout group and the 9:00 a.m. USA v. Algeria World Cup game. So I had to haul ass to make both. Bike Workout I’d gone to Tri Zones workout Tuesday night which was a bike workout in Steiner Ranch. It was loads of fun; I’d never ridden Flatiron (or… Continue reading GOAAAALLLLLL!
I had a little spill on the bike Wednesday night; the left brake hood wound up bent to the inside. My friend Corey just manhandled it back into place but it worried me…was something damaged? Would it be weak? So I stopped by Nelo’s this morning for him to take a look. Nelo himself helped… Continue reading Why I Love Nelo’s Bike Shop