I did it! It was a gorgeous setting. Biking on the edge of the santa cruz west side cliff road. Words can't describe the feeling or the place. The swim of 700 yards took me 15 mins. The 12 mile bike ride took me 38, and the 3.1 mile run took me 31 mins. I… Continue reading My first triathlon conquered.
On Sep 24th, I will turn 35. And so will the annual event of Santa Cruz Annual triathlon. So basically when I was born, a world away, in Santa Cruz, people were doing the tri for the first time at that venue. I never quite learned to swim the right way. And the biggest challenge… Continue reading Turning 35. My first Triathlon.
Life is good. A balance has now emerged between raising my five year old, work and a new blossoming relationship. It is a lot of work. And there are a lot of moments where I just want to lie in bed. Not wanting to get up. Working out for me was a very big part… Continue reading Following through
Jul 23rd 2017 was an important day in my life. At 11:40AM, I was standing on the peak of Mt. Shasta. What a humbling experience that was. I would like to share how it felt. How I prepared. And how it changed me. Here is a video of my climb. Why Climb? To start, I… Continue reading Climbing Mountains is good for your soul. And legs.
I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone. As some of you know, my marriage dissolved after 10 years in December 2016. And I have since found details of infidelity which were difficult to grasp. But thanks to the wonderful turn of events in my life, I have never been happier. I was a… Continue reading If you smile at the universe, the universe smiles back
I have been up to a lot lately. Here is a brief synopsis: Riding Music Working out Parenting Romance? Riding. I have been riding this weekend. Did three rides last week. Enjoying my new bike. The longest ride was 4.5 hours long, over 16 miles of terrain and 2500 feet of climbing. Video of my… Continue reading Whirlwind
I am beginning to notice that I have a few old patterns of thought that are re-surfacing. Why bother? When doing things that are not instantly gratifying or challenging, I keep wondering about why I bother. Here I should remind myself, that if I don't try , there is only one future for me. I… Continue reading Old habits
This sunday, I trudged my a 2200 ft hill over a 7 mile hike. I had 55lbs on my shoulders, and it was positively grueling. My shoulders took the brunt of it. My legs were mostly ok. But when I was at the summit. I felt this sense of calm. I looked at the vista,… Continue reading Crawling towards the light.
I rode on my first full suspension bike yesterday. And it was pretty intense. It was lighter and faster and I shaved 30 mins of a 2 hour time it used to take me earlier. The downhill section felt a lot more comfortable on the full suspension. … Continue reading Scraped and bruised, I feel alive!