As many of you know, I have a dream. I have a dream for a little parcel of land somewhere in the high desert, that's a sacred space and adventure mecca one. This summer, completely unintentionally, I found that space. It was a stopover on a road trip, on the way to a triathlon which … Continue reading A little parcel in Bend.
It's tough coming back from the wilderness. Without fail, I approach the Bay Bridge and am suddenly side-swiped by complicated emotions. I'm relieved to see the familiar skyline draped in fog or seared by sunset, the glowing freeway exits and pulsing city lights. Memories emerge-- I'm twelve again, squabbling with my brother in Dad's blue … Continue reading Searching for the good kind of quiet
As a life update, I'm exhausted. This new job means constant interaction with new people, figuring out a new schedule for training/nutrition/social life, and generally finding my feet, losing them again, and picking up where I left off. I love everything about it, and I'm tired. However, today is International Women's Day and I am … Continue reading Always Time for Appreciations
Last week, I had one of those nice moments where one thought led to another, and that thought led to another and then the final thought brought me right back to the beginning with a satisfying conclusion, all in the context of an environment that led to the first thought. I felt enlightened, accomplished and … Continue reading The Cyclist Nod– It’s Contagious.
Running has never been my favorite sport, but it does get the heart pumping and the endorphins flowing, and mainly, it is the closest thing to dance that connects music and movement. I often find myself lost in a melody, spazz-run-dancing down a trail or sidewalk. Those are the best moments, the ones that make … Continue reading Run/Dance!
I'm in a pretty body-image fighting mood today, and I'm compelled to write about it. Which is strange, because writing about things such as "weight" and "body image" bring up an entangled ball of raw emotions that I generally like to keep scribbled away in little black Moleskine, tucked between entries entitled "Baking Boners- Put It Away!" … Continue reading This is uncomfortable.
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Whenever I see 70 degree temperatures in the Bay on a lovely January day, I'm struck equally by two emotions- fear of the very real climate change we're seeing, and a guilt-ridden glee for the possibility of outdoor activities. Regardless, yesterday's ride (check it out on Strava) was absolutely stunning; I can't complain. Green hills and open … Continue reading Thoughts on Photos
After a pretty grueling, 50+ mile ride last weekend (with over 5300 feet of elevation, yeesh...) with GGTC, I can't stop thinking about one thing. My driving dress. There's nothing better than feeling exhilarated and accomplished after a hard ride. Except for a burrito. Or changing out of the sticky padded spandex and taking a … Continue reading Ode to Driving Dresses
It's been two years since I started this site, let life get in the way and left it to hide in the cobwebs of the Internet. But the idea for "OutdoorsyGirl" is always nagging me, and I've been awaiting the burst of motivation to start it up again. That burst of motivation happened today, in … Continue reading That whole “rebirth” thing.