Break the Cycle…Embrace the Grit

Focus...one's eyes fixed to the path ahead. Speed. Acceleration. Wind whipping through your hair. Well.. not exactly through your hair, since it lives under your helmet. But you get the idea. Riding a bike.  That thought alone has a plethora of catch-phrases and famous analogies. "Life is like riding a bike. (Insert phrase of choice …

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Giant and His Wife: High Peak Heaven

Your first high peak climb in the Adirondacks is unforgettable.  It is full of joy, exhilaration, unexpected wonder, and appreciation for life.  Memories are created that will remain with you always. Like a piece of your soul..it becomes part of you forever. It was October...my favorite month of the year.  A beautiful fall October day …

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Flower City Challenge: Down By the River

I did it!!! I completed my first ever duathlon! Run Bike Run! And it was BY FAR the most challenging race to date. I'm learning the hard way that April in Rochester is not exactly the best weather for racing. I ran the Flower City Half Marathon last year at this time....and that was a killer race …

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Big Slide and The Brothers: Call on Courage

"Stop talking about your mountains....start climbing them"- Alexis Grant   Isn't this so true?  When we continue to speak about our mountains, it actually makes them bigger..the challenge, the problem, whatever it is you are facing.  Instead, we need to face those fears head on...just start climbing and stop talking!   While my climb to …

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1..2..Cha Cha Cha(shoes are needed)

This is the day...when  you're doing the cha cha.  One step forward, two steps back.  You've been strong, making gains, living in the light.  You are at your highest of highs. And then it hits.  Hits you so hard, you can't find your breath. Can.not.breathe.  Life. Reality. The sweat beads form. Heart racing.  Your stomach …

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