Family-Sized Mac and Cheese

I did it.  I ate an entire box of mac-n-cheese tonight.  Is this pretty standard for me?  Well, yeah…but I think I used it as more of a comfort.  I was full after the first bowl but I ate the rest to possibly numb whatever it is that’s been eating at me this week.  As…

Bicycles Are Stupid

I’m taking advantage of this weak moment so I can delight in my accomplishments in the future.  Right now it’s dark.  I’m in a deep hole of pity.  I’m pouting. “Nut up!”  “Brush it off!”“Don’t be so hard on yourself.”  Blah blah blah blah.  Kiss my butt. Every day on the bike isn’t awesome.  You…

When Your Best Isn’t Good Enough

    Expectations can be motivating.  You set specific goals with the best intentions and desire to attain them at some point in the game.  Sometimes our best just isn’t good enough.  Sometimes we can’t get our heart and head in sync.  This weekend I couldn’t transfer my heart and mind into my legs.  My heart’s desire was big. …

Keep the Earth Below My Feet

Sometimes all you have is a hellacious trainer ride at 11pm. Do work, son. “No one ever said it would be easy…they said it would be worth it.”  This is one of the reoccurring lines I feed myself on the daily.  I’ve been trying to embrace this mantra for years.  Try as I may, I…

When Rule #9 Isn’t Enough

Second official week as a “cross racer” in the books.  The conditions were epic.  Mud.  Rain.  Cold.  I was nervous as usual and concerned I would finish last.  My heart was where it needed to be, but my body was slow to follow.   Not many chicks in the Cat 4 race.  I didn’t expect…

WTH is zone 2??

Photo by Dwight Wyatt Just when you think you’ve experienced the “toughest ride ever”, life kicks you right in the throat.  Welcome to cyclocross Miss Archer!   Apply rule #9 (Brian Archer’s extreme fan video) (If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period. Fair-weather riding is a luxury…