Negativity is Easy…

My focus lately has been on maintaining a positive mental attitude. And it’s been hard. I honestly think I’ve spent the majority of my life going to the negative side of things whenever possible because, well, that’s easy. It’s easy to have a negative reaction to negative things. It’s hard to shrug it off, know … Continue reading Negativity is Easy…

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Beginners’ Guide to Cyclocross

If you haven't heard yet, cross is on its way to a park near you! The #crossiscoming posts started popping up in alarming numbers a few weeks ago and, for the northerners, cross is already here for most! This year, I'll be racing my second full season in the Georgia Cyclocross Series, first season lining … Continue reading Beginners’ Guide to Cyclocross

To Serenbe & Back

Sometime around the middle of last summer, I set out to do a 50 mile ride with some friends around roads I'd been riding for awhile. A combination of not eating enough (story of my life), pushing too hard at the beginning, and starting too late in the day led to me passing out on … Continue reading To Serenbe & Back

Dirty Sheets

It's no secret that I hate riding on the road. I do just enough road riding to keep me fast on dirt. But, thanks to the Dirty Sheets loop, I'm able to get in a road-worthy workout without the monotony of road riding. About 30 minutes outside of the city lies miles and miles of … Continue reading Dirty Sheets

Cloudland Canyon

A few weeks ago, I set out to enjoy a trail in a different way, a much slower way. I found the perfect pair of secondhand hiking boots that I initially bought for muddy cross races or if the prospect of trail work ever presented itself, but instead, they inspired me to actually go on … Continue reading Cloudland Canyon

Book: A Woman’s Guide to the Wild

Despite growing up in the outdoors, I never really learned any outdoor skills. I grew up watching my dad and older brother set up camp, start fires, map out the trip, cook the food, etc. While I was super fortunate to grow up with an adventurous family, I never thought it important to develop any … Continue reading Book: A Woman’s Guide to the Wild