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!
In about 10 weeks, I will take on another attempt at climbing a mountain. I failed to summit last time. I want to remedy that problem. I will log my training log here. May7: Mission Peak solo hike . 7 miles 2200ft, 55lbs. May 1: Stair climb. 68 mins . 140 floors up and down.… Continue reading Climb a mountain . Training log
I have this question everyday, so I might as well write about it. How do I finish the day, so that I feel good about it? I need a plan going into it. Or at least a good attitude. Today. I will be productive at work. Take my boy out once I come back. And… Continue reading Winning today
My life is a graveyard of abandoned hopes and dreams. I have always been a fairly motivated and focused person. I was supporting my family since I was about 20 years old. But there was something about me that took a bit away from my experiences. I was always scared of failure, and laser focused… Continue reading Things I never saw through to the end
Well I didn't quite learn it, but more like I was introduced to football. I have, before today, never actually caught a football. The american variety. And its fair to say that I sucked six ways to eternal shame. But I loved it!! Even though it was no contact, I was amazed at the sheer… Continue reading Skill Learned – Flag football
Its as if I awoke from a years long coma. My body misshapen, my hair a mess, my skin a sun-burnt disaster. I was in denial for years. I thought that my worth as a man was defined by by ability to take on the challenges of my financial situation. And that it was not… Continue reading My struggle with my body – Part 2.