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

The Mother of all Mother’s Days Tales: The Woman, the Myth, the Legend that is my Grandma Gwen

This blog post isn't about running, but rather taking a moment to toast moms and how much they do for all of us. Clearly champagne is in order. First off, all moms are BAD ASSES—let’s get that out there right now. There’s no denying that. They come in all shapes and sizes and ages and … Continue reading The Mother of all Mother’s Days Tales: The Woman, the Myth, the Legend that is my Grandma Gwen

Let’s go see a big hole in the ground: Day 4, We stop in to see the meteor crater, deep thoughts by four year olds, wine spills that cause adults to have temper tantrums

So Day 4…started off with this odd tapping sound. Immediately I thought my 4 year old was tapping my head with her favorite dinosaur, but then realized she’d also be screaming if that were the case. Then hit me—is that rain? Now work with me here—it hasn’t rained in Monterey CA since May so I’m … Continue reading Let’s go see a big hole in the ground: Day 4, We stop in to see the meteor crater, deep thoughts by four year olds, wine spills that cause adults to have temper tantrums

Cross Country Odyssey Rolls on. Day 2: beating the heat for a run, it’s all a war of attrition with a little time poolside, face to face with dinosaurs and a really really long car ride to Flagstaff.

Day 2: it’s a war of attrition. Let’s be honest here, when traveling with little ones the key is to tire then out so they sleep as long as possible while driving. Day 2 came pretty close to this as we played all morning and took off for Arizona mid-afternoon eventually getting in late, but … Continue reading Cross Country Odyssey Rolls on. Day 2: beating the heat for a run, it’s all a war of attrition with a little time poolside, face to face with dinosaurs and a really really long car ride to Flagstaff.

Heading down a new path: The chronicles of our epic all American road trip. Day 1: we head inland in search of dinosaurs and a desert oasis

In a change of pace from my usual writings, I wanted to post a couple of shorter blog entries regarding our journey from California to Tennessee this September. As much as possible I've tried to keep true to the original intent of this blog: paths (trails), pilsners (beers), pedals (cycling), and pinots (wines). As you … Continue reading Heading down a new path: The chronicles of our epic all American road trip. Day 1: we head inland in search of dinosaurs and a desert oasis

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