2011 in Rearview

Some of My Favorite Moments of 2011: Ran my first 5k. My firecracker niece, Bella, turned 3. My quirky thug dog, Henry, turned 3. Jumped off a 35′ cliff and didn’t die, but learned how to live. Got heat stroke and spent 2 days laughing in a hospital with a new friend. Went on my […]

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Punctuating Life

I went for a bike ride across the country this summer with the Ride:Well Tour. Spent 2 months with 14 amazing people. Felt the pavement of 7 states under my tires. Stayed in a hospital for 2 days because of heatstroke. Jumped off of a 35-foot waterfall.  As a team, rode over 3k miles and personally […]

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Hospital Gowns Ain’t For Sissies

Last Wednesday, I was heaving my ho over a hill and as I was huffing and puffing and blowing everyone’s house down, I started to feel a little weebly wobbly and long story short…I ended up in the emergency room of the booming metropolis of Springerville, AZ. It’s official…hospitals smell the same no matter where […]

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Thankful

Wow. This past Tuesday (the 10th), I posted and emailed that I needed $1,000 more to be able to make my upcoming bike trip. The money was due on Wednesday (the 11th) and I posted that I needed the money by the end of the week because, honestly, I didn’t believe the money would all […]

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29 Days & 1,000 Bux

My Ride:Well bike tour starts in 29 days. Yes, just TA-WONTY-NINE days!! That’s like 13 minutes in Inception time. Just ask Leo. I’m now in the home stretch of crossing things off of my To Do list, raising nickels and dimes and kicking my diet and training up a notch or four. Our Tour de […]

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Pride, Postcards & Pee Wee

There was a day not so long ago that I was 99.99999% sure that I would never, ever…ever squeeze myself into a pair of spandex and walk outside to even get the mail, let alone hike my spandexed touche on a seat slightly larger than a kiwi and ride around like everything was A-OK. But […]

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Money, Robots and Muffin Tops

No one likes to talk about money…so I like to push it out in front of the class and make it dance. Since my last update, I’ve had $250 donated towards my Ride:Well tour and car loads of “junk” for my upcoming yard sale FUNraiser (See what I did there? I took the ‘d’ off […]

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Fist Pump Fever

I’ve finally come out of my Christmas coma, shaken off my holiday hangover and have started to focus on training and fundraising for my Ride:Well bike tour. Which is a good thing…seeing that it’s only 5 months away. Part of my training regime is waking up at 5something in the morning on weekdays. This is […]

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