Continued Tales of Self-Isolation Part 2: Rolling through Recovery once again

I fell. I fell hard. It hurt. And like that I was back to square one. What followed in the next few weeks after my fall in Shelby Forest was a trip back down memory lane as I dealt with pain, healing, and tried to maintain my sanity as the COVID pandemic rolled on through … Continue reading Continued Tales of Self-Isolation Part 2: Rolling through Recovery once again

Not so average after all: how time and space transformed one typical Thursday into a friend’s grateful memory

Often when I write these posts I seek to focus on an exceptional trail run or cycling adventure. This post is very different; it’s about what I first assumed to be a normal day  in Monterey. Sometimes in the midst of things you don’t realize how special a day is until time and space catch … Continue reading Not so average after all: how time and space transformed one typical Thursday into a friend’s grateful memory

Continued Tales of Self Isolation Part 1: Making the most out of COVID-19, social distancing, and plenty of time on my hands

As these days, weeks, and months rolled on I found solace in the repetitive nature each new day brought. While I enjoy new adventures, new discoveries, and new horizons to face, there is something to be said for Groundhog day: more or less repeating the same day over and over again. I lived through Groundhog … Continue reading Continued Tales of Self Isolation Part 1: Making the most out of COVID-19, social distancing, and plenty of time on my hands

Small Miracles and other things to have some wine for. Day 7, We reach Tennessee, do a final tally of the Lion King Soundtrack, and start putting the house back together again

Day 7: WE FINALLY MADE IT!!! I’ll cut to the chase on this one—we made it. We survived. We endured. It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t exciting, but we did it—we crossed our finish line at Naval Station Mid-South in Millington, Tennessee. In the end we put our heads down, leaned into the wind and charged … Continue reading Small Miracles and other things to have some wine for. Day 7, We reach Tennessee, do a final tally of the Lion King Soundtrack, and start putting the house back together again

A California’s Winter tale: We find a sunny Saturday to cycle and wine taste with Cowgirls

Winter in California: a season synonymous usually with a smattering of rain and the usual mix of sun and pleasant temperatures. Most of the state (minus the Sierras) escapes the winter’s misery the rest of the country experienced: artic blasts, bomb cyclones, and nor’easters. As a result a certain amount of resentment exists between the … Continue reading A California’s Winter tale: We find a sunny Saturday to cycle and wine taste with Cowgirls

Back to the Bay: November’s Reunion with Three Stacks, a Rock, a Swim, a Bike, and a Run (and meet some whales too!)

By late October I was in my groove again. Point Lobos’ beauty and tranquility put me back on track after my August fall. While my season hadn't gone as expected, I still had one more race planned which brought me back to where my season started: Morro Bay. As I discussed in previous posts autumn … Continue reading Back to the Bay: November’s Reunion with Three Stacks, a Rock, a Swim, a Bike, and a Run (and meet some whales too!)