In 2016 I took an English class where we wrote a lot and I loved every minute of it! I haven’t looked at anything I wrote for a while and this morning while cleaning up my laptop I reread some of my assignments…and I decided to share. In my mind, the term wildness seemed to … Continue reading Finding ‘Wildness’ in Everyday Moments
A few months ago I got to see a friend I had not seen in months and he asked me if I could go anywhere, (if I remember correctly, for a weekend) where would that be. I immediately blurted out “somewhere in a tent, by the water, laying out under the stars”. I probably said … Continue reading Fresh air and a new year!
They usually come from the little, unexpected wows. Like discovering a hidden, local bistro. Or even a crazy photo op at the perfect moment. That’s where memories are made. I recently celebrated my last day of my 40s and woke up feeling fabulous and 50! A while ago I found a blog/article from a women … Continue reading The BEST Memories are Rarely Planned
Day 1: September 14, 2019 LJUBLJANA – GOLOVEC – LJUBLJANA My adventure partner and I were picked up at 9:30 am at our hotel in Ljubljana. Blaž (in the green helmet below) jumped out of the van with a GIANT smile on his face (don’t think I didn’t see a smile on his face the … Continue reading SLOVENIA: ALPS TO ADRIATIC 3 COUNTRIES, 2 WHEELS, 1 WEEK: ON MY MOUNTAIN BIKE’
Have you heard of the book called “The Secret“? It talks about when you put something negative out there (it could be thoughts, talking about it, etc) then it comes back to you, same goes for positivity; think positive and great things will start to happen. So I said last year after my third STP, … Continue reading Dirty 30 (U.S. 30 OR)
Sugar Showdown, presented by SAS TRAIL KNOWLEDGE. SISTERHOOD. CONFIDENCE. STEEZE AND EXPERTISE. For three days I got shreddy with RAD women and little ladies at Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park! Friday evening we kicked it off with a crash course (where I successfully conquered baby wheelie’s!!!) followed by trivia hosted by Clif bars where the … Continue reading Sugar Showdown 2019
What an adventure‼️ Reach the Beach Oregon supporting The American Lung Association annual ride did not disappoint 🙌🏻 Rob and Dave kicked butt, Mary and I got our butts kicked‼️ but we comPLETed and that all that counts (I think). Finish line closed at 5pm and Mary and I literally crossed at 5pm 🙌🏻 (My … Continue reading Reach the Beach
Gibbs Lake trails are well maintained and provides beautiful scenery along with some kick-your-butt roots sprinkled throughout the trails that will make a seasoned rider feel drunk, curse a lot and occasionally go down when an unsuspecting tree vein bulges as you attempt to pass 😳… Rob said it is good practice (don’t tell him … Continue reading Gibbs Lake Adventure time‼️
Chapter 1 of 12: December 2018 First let me start by saying that when I turned 40 I had no expectations that life was going to get any better. Shortly after I turned 40 I found myself single and when I looked in the mirror the gray hairs were popping up more rapidly and I … Continue reading Count Down to 50…My Fabulous Life & How I am Rolling Towards My Half Century Milestone.
grat·i·tude /ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. “she expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support” synonyms: gratefulness, thankfulness As I wrap up the past two weeks of adventures, I reflect on my how lucky I am for my life to cross paths with … Continue reading Gratitude