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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...

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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...

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FEELING LUCKY

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...

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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...

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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...

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MEET ALICE!

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...

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MEET ZOEY!

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:...

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LIFE 2.0

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...

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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...

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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)....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Maya: 2011 – 2019

I had to say goodbye to my little Maya last Friday. It has been strange this past week without her. You don’t realize just how much they are a part of every aspect of your life until they are gone. She was a trooper to the end. Since she got sick in October, she has...

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Confessions of a social media luddite

You know when you were a kid and you looked at your parents who refused to listen to the new hip music or embrace the new hip trends: And you thought to yourself “I will never be like that”? And then you hit your 40s and you look at yourself and you think “I am...

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Crawling out from under my rock

  I know I dropped off the radar. There wasn’t all that much I felt like writing about so I thought I would spare you. That reprieve is over, sorry folks! I always go into a bit of an early winter funk - many of us do I suspect - but I’m on the other side of that now....

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