Coach Cary's BlogThoughts, Opinions & Inspiration
THE COVID-19 BLUES
Let me start by saying that I know I am one of the extremely fortunate people who will come through this Coronavirus crisis more or less whole (assuming it doesn’t kill me, but let’s not dwell on THAT possibility). I watch friends here who have lost their income and...read more
Well… this is strange.
I don’t know about you, but a month ago I could not have envisioned the state of the world today. COVID19, you have our attention! Personally, I am fine so far, and I hope anyone reading this is too. I’m taking every precaution I can, basically staying away from...read more
Not sure why I haven’t been motivated to write, because I really enjoy writing this blog. It’s my own personal journal and therapy in one. If you read it, thank you, I hope it makes you laugh sometimes! I think the past year’s emotional rollercoaster finally caught up...read more
VERMONT – SLOVENIA – CROATIA: PART 1
I’m breaking this up into manageable pieces. Apparently during my 3 weeks of travel I was too busy biking, hiking, eating and drinking (not necessarily in that order) to write anything on this blog. I’ve been home for over a week now, but I can explain that too. I...read more
CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP!
I am writing this from Ljubljana, Slovenia. I’ll explain, or try. It’s been a little crazy the past few weeks. The dogs and I packed up Alice in early September and headed out on a roundabout trip to take Alice to Santa Barbara to be fixed. Our first stop was 4 days...read more
Great friends, lucky (?) dogs and lots of trails!
It has been a busy, wonderful week. Last weekend, on a day when I was feeling a little low, my friend Amy came up with a plan to fly up this week to visit, an early birthday present. It was the best birthday present I could have asked for! Luckily Amy is tough,...read more
Ok, get your heads out of the gutter, that is not what I’m talking about! Over the past month I have felt more like my old self. Each day brings me joy. I find I am laughing out loud. I feel happy. I catch myself thinking each day just how lucky I am. Since I...read more
The Bend Trail and Coffee Tour Continues
We’ve been making the most of our time in Bend. I wish every day I had the energy I had in my 30s to explore more trails, but I don’t. I should stop wishing that. Our days are pretty predictable. Wake up with crazed puppy. Make it to the 6:00 CF class. Take dogs out...read more
Tiddlywinks!! & Let’s Talk Yellow Bandanas for Humans…
Don’t tell Puck & Zoey how much fun Mom had today while they were in daycare. I love my pups, but sometimes I need a Mom day. I started off the day with CrossFit, then dropped them off at Wag and headed out to ride Tiddlywinks. I rode Funner up this time and...read more
BACK IN BEND!
It was a little over 2 years ago when I took my first Flying Circus airstream adventure. I fell in love with Bend then. And it feels so nice to be back. Good timing. There is something about Bend that makes me smile, although I can’t really explain it. There are so...read more
Alice is my new, absolutely amazing, now slightly broken thanks to Cary, Airstream! More on that later. You now realize that there is no question this is a bona fide life crisis. But in my defense, Alice the Airstream has been under construction for 18 months. It just...read more
I will be honest with you, the last thing I was thinking in March was “What I need right now is a puppy.” I was barely functioning, so why the hell would I get a puppy? My wonderful friend CJ had been talking about these two puppies, born from an accidental pregnancy:...read more
This is a difficult post for me to write. I will keep it short. Tomorrow I will begin blogging my adventures and fill you in on all the wonderful things that have happened. Because, I have learned, wonderful things can still happen in dark times. 2019 has not turned...read more
IT IS SPRING!
It’s officially spring. Perhaps I should crawl out from under my rock. 2019 is kicking my ass. I was sick pretty much all of February with what must have been the flu. I rested, slept, rested, slept. And stayed sick. I was beyond frustrated: Losing my fitness right as...read more
Headphones… and why you should not wear them.
If you are diehard outdoor headphone wearer, you should probably stop reading now. If you value your life, read on. I’m not going to sugar coat this: It is dumb and irresponsible to wear headphones while running, biking, skiing, etc. outdoors (in my humble opinion)....read more
EAT YOUR VEGGIES!!
I eat plenty of vegetables & fruits. Or so I thought. When my CrossFit gym here decided to do the 800-gram challenge, I thought it would be a piece of (carrot?) cake. The 800-gram challenge is one of those things like the Whole30, Sugar Detox, etc. Yes, it is a...read more
Staying positive with friends, dogs & sunshine!
I actually really like winter. Mostly. The shorter days are hard, but I love winter sports and being out on a beautiful day watching Puck and friends go crazy in the snow. Since I last posted, my body hasn’t been particularly happy with me. Put on your surprised face...read more
Whoop! Can technology save me from myself?
I think I have asked this question before, but let’s not dwell on that. I’d like to point out that as a coach I am extremely sensitive to any sign of overtraining in my athletes. I build in rest and recovery. Because it is during that rest and recovery that our bodies...read more