Cold Cruise at Grand Canyon

As with most of the rides I had planned for my recent vacation, my ride at the Grand Canyon didn’t go exactly as I expected. I was only spending one night at Grand Canyon National Park, and I was either going to ride in the evening when I got there or in the morning. InContinue reading “Cold Cruise at Grand Canyon”

Meeting Challenge in Moab

When I first arrived in Moab, coming down out of the dramatic red canyons past the entrance to Arches National Park, I was greeted by a mess of traffic. When I got into town, I could see that the main road through town was totally congested due to construction. This was a double blow toContinue reading “Meeting Challenge in Moab”

Acceptance

when a tree grows up to a rock it doesn’t break through but grows around the rock trunk twisting and adapting so our emotional growth recurls from trauma leading a winding path to “feeling okay” – It’s Okay to be Where You Are Sometimes, it can be easy to feel like we’re not where weContinue reading “Acceptance”

Exploring a New Route

On a chilly March morning, I pointed my bike West and set out from my house to explore a route that I drew out between Golden and Bear Creek Lake Park in Denver. I had a loop planned out to connect the Ralston Creek Trail and the Bear Creek Trail, but there was a bigContinue reading “Exploring a New Route”

Forgiveness

I grew up with daily emotional abuse. I am at a point in my life where I have empathy for my parents. I don’t bring up emotional abuse at this point to hold it over their heads. I mention it in case hearing that validates someone else’s experience, and it’s relevant for me to theContinue reading “Forgiveness”

Gratitude

One of the first practices my therapist gave me to manage my anxiety was called “3-2-1.” It’s a daily practice that involves articulating 3 things you’re grateful for, 2 affirmations, and 1 productive thing to do for the day. I’ve been maintaining this practice pretty consistently for almost 2 years now. I have found theContinue reading “Gratitude”

How the Miles Began

When I came to this house, I was right in the middle of a mental and emotional breakdown. I had some practices that I picked up from the Acceptance Commitment Therapy for my anxiety, but I was in a place where I was totally isolated and suffering. Over time, following my practices and sharing theContinue reading “How the Miles Began”