Virtual Cross Country Expedition Pt. 1 (The First 700 miles)

On yesterday’s ride, I crossed the threshold for 700 miles biked in 2020. When I first set the goal of biking “cross country” in a metaphorical/virtual sense, I arbitrarily chose a number I thought was reasonable. At its core, the intent of this goal was to simulate the distance I’d bike if I were toContinue reading “Virtual Cross Country Expedition Pt. 1 (The First 700 miles)”

Depression Is A Disease Of Perspective

Earlier this week, I was watching a video game critic’s deep-dive analysis of The Last of Us Part II. For the non-gamers of the world, The Last of Us is a two-part video game series created by the publishing company Naughty Dog. It’s part shooter, part survival horror, and part grim post-apocalyptic role playing gameContinue reading “Depression Is A Disease Of Perspective”

A Metric Half-Century and An Obsession With Broadway

A month ago, I tried to tackle a metric half-century (50k) but I miscalculated the imperial distance needed and I actually went 49K which is close but not enough. So today was the day for redemption. The temperature was pretty pleasant and the wind was 5-10mph coming out of the North so I’d only haveContinue reading “A Metric Half-Century and An Obsession With Broadway”

So You Wanna Be An Author?

Note: While I have some down time in terms of training (e.g. on rest days or days when I have nothing cool or notable to report, I will be writing these snippets into my life as a writer. They have nothing to do with my training but I think they’ll give some insight into whoContinue reading “So You Wanna Be An Author?”

Reunited! (And it feels so good)

I got my bike back! Hallelujah. I feel complete again AND I finally get to listen to more of The Dresden Files. Alright … slight confession … I did cheat a little and I re-listened to older books in the series while I was walking and running because I’m trying to get my friends toContinue reading “Reunited! (And it feels so good)”

My Attention Has Been On Other Things

I’ve been quiet this week for many reasons. One of those reasons is that I’ve taken some time away from social media and the internet to do some soul searching and privilege-checking in response to George Floyd’s murder and the systematic racism, abuse, and violence that people of color have suffered in the United States.Continue reading “My Attention Has Been On Other Things”

Stronger Every Day — (May Recap)

Almost a full month has passed since I signed up and started training for the Kortelopet. In that time, I’ve accomplished the following quantitative things:(Teachers call this the “summative” assessment). Biked 222 total miles (421 miles from Jan – May) Ran 11.54 total miles Walked an average of 9, 489 steps per day Lost 8Continue reading “Stronger Every Day — (May Recap)”

Down For the Count … But Not Out of the Race

I thought about calling this blog post “Pity Party: Table for One” but after some processing and mental fortitude I realize that I don’t want to throw a pity party anymore. Sorry me. I take back my invitation. The Pity Party is cancelled. But I think it’s important to detail the events that led upContinue reading “Down For the Count … But Not Out of the Race”

Biking, Running, Hiking, and Bird Murder

Instead of posting several short blog updates day-by-day of my activities I thought it would be more efficient to just give a weekend update. Saturday, March 23rd This weekend called for rain and scattered storms so I tried to plan my workouts around the weather. It was suppose to rain all day on Saturday soContinue reading “Biking, Running, Hiking, and Bird Murder”