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

A Glass of Resilience: a Baby Born, an Old Path Rediscovered, and of Course Cold Beer

So I’ve been off the net for a bit. We had another baby, I picked up a lot more work, and things got a little chaotic. That’s not an excuse, just fact. (and while I'm at it, keeping your Christmas tree up until St. Patrick's Day is a thing, right?) Work with me here. The … Continue reading A Glass of Resilience: a Baby Born, an Old Path Rediscovered, and of Course Cold Beer

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!)

Tri Santa Cruz: A Sick Toddler, Determination, and a Little Discretion

My alarm had only been off for five minutes when my three year old wandered into our bedroom. Still in bed I mentally prepared to race. “Mommy," she huffed, "I don’t feel--- BAAAAARRRRRFFFFFF!!!!” And like that my 3 year old vomited all over the dog’s bed. Fortunately, the dog sensed things were not going to … Continue reading Tri Santa Cruz: A Sick Toddler, Determination, and a Little Discretion