Tag: Motivation

April Photos

TweetSomething has been lurking in my brain for a while. Not riding bikes, but running. Camera annoyingly heavy for running. Maybe I should just photograph other things? Not my athletic life. Hmm, wonder what would happen if I did that more often? Would I become “better” at taking photos? Is there better? Either way, images from April that please me. Read more →

Tour Divide Commute in film.

TweetI spent most of my Tour Divide training rides along the canal between where I live and Manchester. 2 hours. 43 Kilometers. Each way, twice a day, up and over a climb gaining me 400m each direction. With work, family, and friends, it was the easiest way to combine training and life with too much of an impact. From February… Read more →

Distractions

Tweet I’ve been reading a lot more since I returned from the Divide. Books, comic books, long form opinion. Winter and an annoying injury took hold and I’ve had less time on my feet and wheels to let them recover, but more time to exercise my brain. I’ve never come to March with so little miles in my legs. It… Read more →

#NotBelgium

TweetA draft post that never made it out there. ~ It was supposed to be a trip to Belgium to watch the Cyclocross World Cup at Koksijde. It was supposed to be a birthday trip, a cycling holiday, some time away together. It was supposed to be a fun weekend away at the start of Winter before all hell breaks… Read more →

2016 Wrap.

TweetOdd year. A year of two distinct halves. Part 1: January through June we’re dominated by the one thing, the Tour Divide. Nothing else mattered. Work, nope. Friends, nope. Family, nope. Home…well yes, the only thing that mattered except training was homelife and future plans. Oddly, this near sole focus had little impact on the rest of my “normal” outside… Read more →

December ABV Running – Day 1

TweetIt started two years ago. An antithesis to years that had passed when I’d managed to drink every day for the month of December and felt proud of it. Things had been changing, slowly. Life was getting more positive for the first time in months, I’d shifted myself away from old habits. The WEMBO worlds had come and gone, a third place… Read more →

A Couple of Things

Tweet It’s been quiet for a few reasons – not lest that I’ve had issues on the training front – but that’s what it is. Things are a little off schedule for the Divide – but it’s still going to happen. Possibly not as fast as I’d hoped. Dirty Reiver 200: What an event. Really, utterly, fantastic. Full words will… Read more →

Movement

TweetI’ve been failing to move. Lying in a bed. Sitting at a desk. Standing on a train. Sitting on the couch. Lying in a bed. My body is confused, bloated from the lack of movement, unsure why it can’t get itself to move again. I creak and grown resisting attempts to get moving again. But I won’t work. I try to move,… Read more →