Baby…Why Don’t You Just Meet Me in the Middle

I'm a competitive person by nature. I maintain high expectations for myself. A goal-setter. Boundary breaker. Maybe it's the Taurus in me. Maybe it's the Long Island in me. Maybe it's the "me" in me. Conversely, and more importantly, I am soothed by Nature. To be in a place away from the everyday distractions...the hustle …

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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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Mount Marshall: A Lovely Return to Upper Works

A few weeks ago, I attempted to hike Mount Marshall in the Adirondacks.  Unfortunately, I had to abandon my climb due to thunderstorms.  This past Friday, July 22nd, I returned to Upper Works for "Mount Marshall: Take 2." I have left home at around 7 am, and after a 4 hour drive up to Newcomb, …

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Rise. Be Brave. Repeat.

The crashing, foamy waves ebbing and flowing a melody of longing.  The descending sun sprinkling the perfect trail of glimmer to guide you, like fairy dust dancing on the water.  The cool, fine sand meandering gently through your toes...completely engrossed in the moment surrounding you when.... "Ok Everyone! Time to get in the water!" I …

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Love & Always…20 Years Later.

"Sometimes, not often enough we reflect upon the good things.  And those thoughts always center around those we love..." In the wake of our beloved Bear's fountain takedown, I've been bitten by the nostalgia bug.  Reflecting back on a time when bonds were created, life-long friendships were formed and one's inner strength was revealed. 22 years …

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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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