It has been a long time since I last wrote in this blog. This past weekend during my long run I met a young man who is riding his bicycle across country. Although I was in a hurry to finish my run and get out of the heat, I stopped to talk to him as … Continue reading Hello Again
There are fascinating people you can meet when you take that first step to say hello. We were reminded of that during our recent vacation in Montana. While passing through Bozeman, we stopped for lunch at one of the restaurants along Main Street. I noticed a bicycle, loaded with gear on the front and back, … Continue reading Someday is Now
Safety on the roads is one thing both runners and bicyclists have to keep as a top priority. Hazards come in all forms. It can be somebody attacking us on a lonely stretch of a trail or a menacing dog with a taste for athletes. I know someone who was attacked by a raccoon during … Continue reading Staying Safe
I came back from Austin with an unwanted souvenir - a nasty cold that has kept me from training. While sidelined, I took time to watch the documentary “Inspired to Ride” about the inaugural TransAm Bike Race held in 2014. The race was organized by the same people who organized Tour Divide. The TransAm Bike Race covered … Continue reading Looking For Inspiration
Last January I wrote about people who set some impressive goals for 2015. These were people who planned to run every day or planned to bike over 75,000 miles during the year. I wanted to check back to see if they actually achieved their goals. First there was Robert Kraft, a 65-year-old songwriter from Miami. … Continue reading Did They Make It?
I am always on the lookout for a new way to add adventure and exercise to my life. Don’t get me wrong - I enjoy running but sometimes I wonder if there isn’t something else that I could be doing. My husband likes to bike so cycling adventures frequently catch my eye. Recently I came … Continue reading Uphill or Down?
It has been two and a half weeks since I fell during my 20-mile training run and broke my arm in four places. My broken arm will take three months to heal and I will miss five races I was looking forward to running. The universe has an interesting way of reminding me that I … Continue reading Patience, Injured Runner!