Bicycling, HIking

The Little Mountain Goat

“When Life gets blurry adjust your focus” this morning my focus started off wanting to ride from Casa grande to Picacho Peak hike to the top and ride back. It was a route my uncle used to do called Muy Macho Picacho. After riding 30 miles with his old buddies (who with humbling respect I… Continue reading The Little Mountain Goat

Bicycling, Boston marathon, Coffee Outside, Half ironman, HIking, ironman, Mountain biking, november project, Outdoors, Running, Trail Running, Triathlon

525,600 minutes

525,600 Minutes - How do you measure a year in the life?

HIking, ironman, Mountain biking, Outdoors, Triathlon, Uncategorized

Life begins after Ironman

I'm living life day by day training for a finish line. But what begins after that finish? Where does my life take me?  How does life begin? This weekend I was reminded of a girl I used to be (and hope that I still am). I was reminded of the joy I get from being… Continue reading Life begins after Ironman


If anyone asks, we made it to the top.

  Moving Many of us have experienced the pains of moving, either ourselves or a good friend. This weekend Tom and I drove to Prescott to move his longtime friend Eddie to Tucson. We were only charged with moving a truck load since Eddie still has one more week of teaching left. I will admit,… Continue reading If anyone asks, we made it to the top.


Celebrate the Other wins

We seek success Last week I mentioned a reason I adventure was to be a well rounded individual to connect with others through outdoors.  Today I want to emphasize celebrating your other wins.  What "win" have you had that wasn't a physical feat? What was your "training regiment" for that win? Did you rely on… Continue reading Celebrate the Other wins

HIking, Outdoors, Uncategorized

Birthday Outdoors

Birthday Celebrations We all have that one person we can sit with and endure, no enjoy the awkward silence with.  My person is Katy.  We ponder our thoughts and with precision and purpose we speak.  Now as the years have gone on with Katy the length of our silence has diminished, but we still speak… Continue reading Birthday Outdoors

Trail Running

Run to Hike: Tails and Trails

When I first moved to Tempe my big thing was to hike the mini mountains as often as I could with Pepper (my dog).  In time we began trail running it together, stopping at the top to enjoy the sunrise ahead of us.  I'm not sure why we stopped going as often but I think… Continue reading Run to Hike: Tails and Trails