What does a bad day look like?

Originally posted on Cherish the Journey:
Recently I’ve was asked about what does a bad day dealing with chemotherapy and its effects on my body feel like. My lungs hurt when I take a deep breath. My skin is so dry that my iPhone 6 no longer recognized my thumbprint and I had to rescan it. Having…

The Big Debate

As I sat down this morning at the dining room table, a thought that I had been juggling in my mind settled into a tiny crevice in my brain. Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? If so,why? So I set out to find out the answers. What I found out is, most…

Bipolar as Unexpected Gift

Originally posted on danseur ignoble:
I’ll begin, here, with a caveat: bipolar disorder is hard, makes life harder, and really sucks a lot of the time ? but sometimes that makes the ways in which it’s a gift all the more startling and meaningful (at least, it does for me). As such, take all of…

To the woman who tutted at me using the disabled toilets…

Originally posted on So Bad Ass:
Dear lady who loudly tutted at me using the disabled loos, I know you saw me running in, with my able bodied legs and all. You saw me opening the door with my two working arms. You saw me without a wheelchair. Without any visible sign of disability. You…

Thank you, Lance Armstrong (an ode to liberation theology)

Originally posted on Daily Theology:
In the summer of 2004, Lance Armstrong was God.  The Tour de France raged from July 2 to July 25 that year, and I watched every minute.  I had just graduated from Air Force ROTC and Georgetown University, and I had about 8 weeks before I had to report at Lackland…

Why Have Hobbies?

Originally posted on Aunt Beulah:
In a recent Peanuts cartoon, when Lucy told Charlie Brown she was thinking of starting some new hobbies, Charlie said, “That’s a good idea, Lucy. The people who get most out of life are those who really try to accomplish something.” Looking appalled, Lucy replied: “ACCOMPLISH something? I thought we…

Stoked!!! With A Capital “S”

  I’m so excited. I’m a bit of a nerd(good thing) and I’m very analytical. I have fantasy teams in other sports that I absolutely love. You learn so much about the inner working of each sport you choose to manage. You begin to realize all the screaming and yelling at your favorite team for…

Bike MS 2015 training is in full swing!

Originally posted on Laura Makes:
Well, it’s official. I’ve signed up for my 8th annual Bike MS ride and started training 3 weeks ago! For the second year in a row, I’m doing the Sam’s Club Round Up Ride in DFW on the first weekend in May. I had originally planned to choose a different…

Sufferfest and HRM – Training Game Changers

Originally posted on Critical Cyclist:
Prior to investing a little more into indoor training, I just used videos on YouTube, a basic cycling computer, and general feel for how much effort I was putting in. That was all fine, but a lot of the videos on YouTube are either too short, too long or too…

The Bare Neccessities

Today, I awoke thinking what should I write about. Ahhhh yeah the beginning. Okay, so here we go. I was a complete noob in July 2014, all I knew was I wanted to ride. There where many many questions. What do I need to start? How much will It cost? Where would I ride? How…