Year in Review / Looking Ahead

And just like that, it's New Year's Eve. (How did that happen so fast?!) Another year has come and gone, so now I'm supposed to take some time to look back at everything that's happened over the past 365 days and start making plans for my next year of life, right?Well, fuck that. Pretty much... Continue Reading →

84 Days

I've never liked training plans. Partly because I have a really hard time following them and I typically hate doing things I'm not good at. And partly because I don't like being told what to do—especially when an inanimate object is doing the telling. But mostly it's that first thing. Despite my general distaste for... Continue Reading →

A Lesson in Preparedness

The fact that I was never a Girl Scout routinely becomes overwhelmingly apparent whenever I leave my apartment for anything even remotely adventurous (assuming, of course, that the Boy Scout  motto, "Always be prepared" also applies to Girl Scouts...I suppose the fact that I don't even know is also a pretty good indicator that I... Continue Reading →

I’ll Never Learn

Last month, Tim and I got suckered into  foolishly agreed to  decided to participate in two big bike rides for charity. Normally, doing two events in a one-month period would be NBD...Tim has nothing to worry about, as he regularly rides his bike 30+ miles several times a week before work. And I ride enough (read:... Continue Reading →

Five Weeks in 1500 Words

Please forgive my atrocious lack of posting lately. When you "write" for a living, it makes it harder to also still want to write for fun when you get home. That's the excuse I'm going with, anyway. (I recognize that it's actually a terrible excuse, but the alternative is to be totally honest with myself and... Continue Reading →

What counts?

Ugh. I accidentally took two rest days in a row this week, which is something I: a) hadn't done in a while, and b) was really hoping to avoid in 2013. Also, it always makes me feel really shitty about myself, even though deep down I would really much rather be a lazy blob--who eats... Continue Reading →

The obligatory New Year’s post

The trend this year seems to be less focused on "resolutions" and more focused on "reflections." Or that's at least how it seems amongst the blogs I read. Maybe that's how runners, climbers, and other outdoor enthusiasts roll and I just never noticed until now. Regardless, I like it. Things I'm good at: reflecting. Things... Continue Reading →

I need a sponsor.

Attention rich people who may be reading this: what would it take to get you to pay my race fees? There are SO MANY races and bike rides that I want to do, but I am always so, so poor (how sad that the amount of debt I have sometimes makes me regret going to... Continue Reading →

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