Sometimes old things wear out. Sometimes they rust. Sometimes they just need fixed. After my first year of training and riding in 2015, I developed Trochanteric Bursitis in my right hip area. Since I have a desk job it was exacerbated by sitting all day. Mostly it was my own fault as I developed a … Continue reading Old Things Need Great Care
She suffers silently, eventually exposed by the beads of sweat trickling down her forehead. Anxiety pushes itself to the surface, daring her to panic at trifling circumstances. With a few deep breaths, she takes control of her nervous system. She battles daily with fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, bloating, loss of sleep, memory lapses and … Continue reading Finding Balance
Strategy. "Exploiting strategy at my age" was going to be the main subject of today's post. Except that I realize just being female requires strategy at almost any age. Let me clarify. In my mid-20's, I was one of Idaho's first female whitewater guides pushing big heavy oar boats down the mighty Salmon River. At … Continue reading Stra.te.gy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na6yl8yIZUI We need more Ernestine Shepherds in this world. I don't even feel worthy to share her video. But I - and maybe you - need to see more of this type of narrative in our daily grind. Even though I wish I had written this article "How God Made Bruce Jenner" my soul craves … Continue reading Be Inspired
My first official race this past weekend didn't go exactly as planned. But then life has a way of doing that, right? As I began to mull over the rookie mistakes I'd made, I realized they all paralleled with certain life miscalculations. Ride your own race, not the race of the rider in front of you I … Continue reading First Crash Then Learn
no words….just wow….
UPDATE: We are pretty overwhelmed by the response to this. Zach and I want to say together – this is not Zach’s story. I hope people get that this is not about noticing how awesome Zach is (although as his mom I think he is amazing). Your words are so kind, but this is about something bigger….. Love you all!
There are moments when you know something has shifted under your feet. As a mom I have always been aware that the time I get with my kids is fleeting. The years have gone so quickly, and as they emerged into teens I felt the clock hands move even faster toward their launch from the nest.
And although I know somewhere inside that each day with them is a gift and that I cannot control how many of those days I will get, it’s something I don’t want to think…
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Registered for the Idaho Senior Games today! ....and so it begins.......
This post has absolutely nothing to do with being fifty-something. It's about sports. And life. And division in this country over race and gender. And a rant discussion with myself that's been running through my head to the point that I have to let it go before my head explodes. I work at a small private … Continue reading And the Crowd Went Wild
"You are never too old to set another goal, or dream a new dream." ~C. S. Lewis