I had approximately three minutes to leave work, unlock my bike, walk to the bus stop, and board the express bus to meet my friend in a first-rung suburb for some much needed foot papering. In my hustle and bustle, I ran into one of the building engineers outside. “Oh you’re riding your bike now? … Continue reading "Unpopular Opinion: I’m Not Doing This to Lose Weight"
It’s a cliche for a reason; because it’s true. Most people are familiar with marathons, a 26.2-mile race, in a metaphorical sense. They are a very long event that takes a lot of preparation and mental fortitude yadda yadda yadda. And yet, they are among the best examples that a consistent amount of effort, applied … Continue reading "“…like running a marathon.”"
Dirty secret: most triathletes play favorites. With sports, at least. For me, far and away, biking is my favorite.
Confession: I struggle with crowds. I struggle with small talk. When I meet someone I admire, I struggle to find the words to adequately convey just how thrilled I am/in awe of them I am/how awesome this moment is. As excited as I was to go to an event at the Bloomington REI to see … Continue reading "When you get to meet your heroes / Mirna Valerio"
One of the strongest and most common arguments I see for running is that You. Can. Do. It. Anywhere! In theory, this is great. You can run in your neighborhood*, you can run down Waikiki beach while you are on vacation**, you can run at your local high-school’s track. These are all truly great reasons … Continue reading "Zumba AKA Why I Have a Gym Membership"