April 7, 2017

Dear President Mark Kennedy, I ask that you reconsider your decision to balance your budget issue by cutting athletic programs from the University. The approach taken was neither fair nor just, and hasn’t taken into consideration the history or future of…

Read the PostAn open letter to my alma mater

March 27, 2017

Killer Gravel Road Race. Definitely lived up to it’s name for the 9th annual running of the race. Not sure why I allowed my new crazy friends to sway me into this. Maybe the wife guilt kicked in for saying…

Read the PostBarry Roubaix 2017

February 20, 2017

I’ve always been a girl with routine. Branching out wasn’t really my thing. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day for lunch from 1st grade through my senior year. Subway order used to be 6″ ham and cheese on white,…

Read the PostConsistency

February 4, 2017

Life is hard. We all experience struggles along the way. But hopefully, we all experience joy, happiness, contentment, and love sometimes too. I finally feel like I’ve turned the corner and a change in scenery has been a huge part…

Read the Post2016 -> moving on{ward}

January 18, 2017

You have my heart. It’s pretty incredible how a geographical location can own something so personal. I also think an appreciation for something doesn’t truly happen until you no longer have it. I have the military to thank for that.…

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September 23, 2016

Viv! Meet Miss Vivian. My Mosaic Bespoke Cycles XT-1 cyclocross bike and the newest edition to our family. Before I get into the bike details, I’d like to stay a bit about the amazing woman, my Grandma Viv. She selflessly…

Read the PostVivian – Mosaic XT-1

September 21, 2016

No, I’m not a basketball fan, nor is it March. It’s fall in Chicago! And I got another chance to toe the line, twice! I heard about the North Shore Triathlon from a client, and registered. It’s a local sprint…

Read the PostTriple double

September 14, 2016

Since moving to the Midwest, I couldn’t stop hearing about the #crossiscoming craze. I’d heard about it from afar in So Cal, but all that meant to me was people freaking out about nothing. In San Diego around this time,…

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September 7, 2016

Night Bison 2016 Gravel riding. At night. On a tandem?  Yep. Decided that the tandemania was the best bike for the adventure. The folks over at Axeltree recommend tires over 30c and both our road bikes won’t take a tire…

Read the PostNight Bison/Donut Ride Double

September 4, 2016

So we’ve landed. And have mostly settled in. Just a couple pictures to hang and some odds and ends to get organized, but I’d say we are official Midwesterners now!  Our road trip was truly amazing and something I’ll cherish,…

Read the PostChitown!