Sometimes A Jump is Just A Jump | 23 May 2018

So often in life we get wrapped up on our obstacles, and on what we need to do to overcome them. And that’s great and all. I’m all for overcoming obstacles. But if our perspective is too narrow, we run the risk of creating obstacles where there are none. (more...) [7 comments]

This Year Feels Different | 25 Apr 2018

My main take-away from this year’s “warm-up” race at Sea Otter: It is interesting (and interestingly satisfying) to do a race and feel like your expectations are actually in line with reality. That is a fancy way of saying that … (more...) [0 comments]

How to ACTUALLY Listen to Your Body as An Athlete | 11 Apr 2018

This is a common refrain in the world of athletics, but WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND HOW DO YOU ACTUALLY DO IT? (more...) [0 comments]

Running Update #2 – Progress Isn’t Linear | 21 Mar 2018

We think it is. We want it to be. But it isn’t. Two weeks ago, I was reminded of this when I started having knee pain again. (more...) [0 comments]

My Bike Makes Me Cry, But Maybe That’s The Point | 21 Feb 2018

I still cry on nearly every moto ride I go on. This week it was a full-on sit-down sob sesh in the middle of the trail, next to my upturned, gas-spewing dirt bike. I was angry. I was sad. I … (more...) [0 comments]

How I Use Mindfulness To Turn Around a Bad Bike Ride | 14 Feb 2018

But what if I actually focused on the moment in these situations? What is actually happening to me in the present that is so terrible? (more...) [6 comments]

Running Update #1 – Baby Steps and Toe Yoga | 7 Feb 2018

Basically, my knee is still my knee. (more...) [3 comments]

Six Weeks Off the Bike and Trusting the Process | 24 Jan 2018

it’s much easier to trust the process when you’re working hard every day, when you’re picking up heavy things in the gym, going for five hour rides, or doing intervals on the road. It’s a lot harder to trust the process when you aren’t training at all. (more...) [3 comments]

Knee Update + Some Words for Anyone Dealing With Chronic Injuries | 29 Nov 2017

Recently, when I’ve been frustrated or sad or angry about my knee, I’ve been forcing myself to acknowledge those emotions instead of blocking out everything, and to get to the root of WHY I am feeling that way, and how I can use that as fuel, instead of an excuse to give up. (more...) [10 comments]