Author: Pattie

Channels of Virginia

I finally broke down and ordered a GoPro. It arrived yesterday! I’m really excited about this. I did a 26 mile ride with Marty in the area near Pilot Mountain on Tuesday and I kept wishing I had a camera mounted on my head or at least SOMEWHERE. The views are spectacular up there and I want to remember them…

I am the Daughter of the King

And I will be a father to you. And you shall be sons and daughters to me says the Lord almighty 2 Corinthians 6:18 It’s been a good week. I hiked 5.5 miles at Pilot Mountain on Monday, rode 11.5 miles with Marty on the Salem Greenway Tuesday, rode my NordicTrack yesterday and rode 12.5 miles today on the road…

Broken Promises

We’ve all heard the saying, “Don’t make promises you can’t keep.” Well, I haven’t ever broken a promise before and for the first time, I’m having to do something other than what I agreed to do. The last time I spoke to my dad, he asked me to be sure to personally bring his ashes to California for him. He…

My First Swim

I’ve been kayaking for a few years now. I had never come out of my boat until yesterday, but what a thrill! My ass and lower back are a bit bruised, but the rest of me is fine. I made it through the top of the rapid and swam at the bottom. Later in the day I was thinking about…

Work Life Balance

I am not sure that there really is such a thing as a work-life balance, but I try hard to find it. The last 4 years, I have found myself working 50-60 plus hours a week. Fitting in a life outside of work has proved to be difficult at times. I’ve become fond of the saying, “Work hard, play harder.”…

A Little Closer to My Goal

Yesterday, I went for a 21 mile ride on my new bike. We started and finished at the Pilot Mountain visitor center parking lot. It was a hot, beautiful, clear North Carolina day. Perfect for logging a few more miles on my fantabulous new bike. I really need to get a GoPro so that I can take pictures more easily.…

My New Ride

I am SO excited about my new road bike! I took it for a spin yesterday with Marty. I’m not quite ready to go out on the road alone, but I know that I will eventually feel confident enough to go all by myself. There is a lot to learn about biking on the road, but I know I will…

S-Works Prevail II

I am going to be brutally honest here. I am spastic. I guess the politically correct way to word this would be to say that I am not always coordinated. Week before last, I went for a short ride before we headed to Cincy.That day, I ended up falling for my third time. For whatever reason, I am not coordinated…

It Just Takes Time

Life is still pretty smelly right now, but it is slowly getting better. I’ve tried every recipe on the internet to remove the skunk oil from the dawg. It is just going to take time, like most things in life. AND, like most things in life, you just can’t rush it. It just takes time, smelly, smelly, skunky time. Five…

Sometimes Life just Smells

Did you know people keep skunks as pets? Yes, it is legal in 17 states to have skunks as pets. WHY!? Why would anyone consider keeping a skunk as a pet!? I have no idea. I currently have a 110 pound Alaskan Skunkamute. He stuck his nose in a skunk’s butt and got sprayed. How do I know? Because his…