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...) [4 comments]

Knee Update + Baby Steps Towards Running | 7 Feb 2018

A few of you have been asking for an update on my knee, and some others have inquired about how my 2018 goal of returning to running is going — so I figured I would mush both of those questions … (more...) [2 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...) [2 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...) [9 comments]

A Few Recent Events | 9 Oct 2017

It’s been a pretty relaxed few weeks. Aaaaand that’s definitely the first time I’ve started a blog post like that. Weird, do you even recognize me? (more...) [2 comments]

I Haven’t Ridden My Bike in a Month | 25 Sep 2017

Well, four weeks, to be exact, but I think we can all agree that life would be easier if every month was exactly four weeks long. (more...) [6 comments]

Stop Pushing Boulders, Start Moving Mountains | 22 Jun 2017

Pushing boulders is the opposite of “going with the flow.” Pushing boulders is all force and no right effort. Pushing boulders is exhausting and frustrating and ineffective, because you feel like you’re doing everything and yet, those damn mountains refuse to budge. (more...) [3 comments]

Stop Saying These Four Things and Improve Your Game on the Bike | 15 Jun 2017

Here are four things you’re probably saying that are hindering your performance (not to mention fun) on the MTB. And what you should be saying instead. (more...) [0 comments]

Ask Syd: Should MTB Coaches Have Race Experience? | 14 May 2017

This question from Jess came at really good time, as I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about WHY I race, and how important that really is to me. I figured I’d post my answer up as it might be helpful, or at least discussion-provoking. (more...) [2 comments]