Category: cycling

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…

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…

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…

My First Road Ride

Today, I did my first ever road ride. With Marty, of course. I made it 11.7 miles and I didn’t really feel like I did a great job, at first. About a quarter mile before we finished, I had a moment. I will just leave it at that. I had a moment. I finished, though, so that’s not too shabby.…

Tour de Cincinnati

We survived another hospital trip. It is hard to believe that we have been dealing with Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome for 25 years now. Some years the boys have had 2-3 bone marrow biopsies with quite a few other surgeries, while other years only one. The doctor performing the biopsy this year decided not to use the iliac crest (back of the…

BIG Dreams, It’s all Downhill from Here!

I’ve always been a dreamer. Not everyone can appreciate BIG dreams. Like they say, “Go big or go home,” so I dream BIG, baby! I love to look at catalogs and dream about what I could do with all the cute things. I like to read travel books and magazines and dream about all the places I could go. What…

My Little Red Bike

I love my little red bike. I know virtually nothing about bikes, but I know that when I ride the little red bike of mine, my ass hurts less. That’s a good thing! It’s a Gunnar that I bought used at Mock Orange Bicycle shop simply because it felt good and didn’t hurt my ass. Oh, the cute little light…