Let’s take a moment to talk about cycling fashion. Gone are my days of lycra and spandex, I embraced those when I was Ironman training. But now that the speed is slower, the falls more frequent and the post-ride beer more common… I’ve completely gotten into the baggies. So, now that I’m getting into more… Read More To spandex, or not to spandex?
Everyone knows that I’m a planner. Every vacation, work travel, event, social gathering, etc I’ll usually plan. (I’m not sure if everyone else is lazy or I’m just a control freak!) But having a plan doesn’t mean that you have to stick to the plan, that’s what a lot of people don’t understand. It just means… Read More Exploring
Recent surgery aside, I’m certainly asking myself: “Really, are we gearing up for 2 more races this season… You know, you’ve only got 5 more weekends to train…” *sigh* Why do I always bite off more than I can chew? So, yes. This weekend will be my first ‘real’ weekend of training since before the… Read More Am I really doing this?
Today, I’m six days post op. It already seems like ages ago. The good news is that the surgeon got what she was looking for… The bad news is that I’ll have to have another (more extensive) surgery. 😦 At this point, I’m just trying to focus on healing today and keeping my events lined up.… Read More Baby steps back to training
In one day, I go in for surgery. It’s supposed to help me; that’s what the doctor says (and a lot of friends). I’m sure it will; but I can’t keep myself from feeling anxious. I just want to be past it. Yesterday’s ride was going just fine… until the pain started. It’s really hard… Read More I’m nervous & scared
Last Wednesday, we were supposed to leave for Belize. Scheduled months ago – we were looking forward to diving, warm water, lying on the beach and rum drinking. Then I got the call: “We weren’t sure if you were aware that a tropical storm is headed our way…” Waaaaa??? Tropical stormed turned into Hurricane Earl… Read More Impromptu Santa Cruz Riding
Two of our best friends recently relocated to Mammoth Mountain. Good-bye sun and surf of San Diego – Hello hiking, skiing, biking and the big outdoors. Mammoth is always a good place to test my limits. Both in terms of XC and downhill skills. One of the perks of visiting my friends is that she… Read More Mammoth Skills