Category Archive: Cycling

Feel the burn

Hey there! Happy Monday! It’s a wet one here in Silver Spring. I started the day with a 6:30 am spin class. I was much more excited about that early morning time before… Continue reading

2014 Goals Reviewed

At the end of 2013 I shared some goals for 2014. So, how did I do? Primary Goals: I did not complete the Shamrock Marathon. I did the Shamrock Half Marathon and really… Continue reading

Spinning, Spinning, and even more Spinning

The last week has been intense! Three days this week I taught two indoor cycling classes — today it was two in a row! I’ll get a bit of a break from spinning… Continue reading

Oh what a week[end]!

I just woke up from a nap. Yep. I fell asleep for a nap before noon today. It’s been awhile since that happened. Probably since last winter. Winter Saturdays, to me, mean big… Continue reading

My goal as a spinning instructor

Aside from the obvious of improving my instructing skills (I’m supposed to workout and talk at the same time?! What am I supposed to talk about the whole time? Should I be funny?… Continue reading

Aaarms!

Wowza. I just came back from the gym and I’m wishing I could spend the rest of the day napping. Too bad there are things to do! I’m currently trying to do two… Continue reading

I am now an indoor cycling instructor.

Oh what a weekend. Saturday started the way all Saturdays should: a run with friends. Not too long, but past the Lincoln Memorial and a good return post-marathon. It was also surprisingly chilly!… Continue reading

HRM Training

A few months ago I started wearing a heart rate monitor for most of my runs and bike rides. It’s been super interesting. I didn’t know much about heart rate training but when I… Continue reading

Grilling, Swimming, Biking, Grilling

Saturday ended up being a long day in bed (but no nap!). Luckily Sizzln’ Saturday spiced things up. I made Sweet Potato Black Bean burgers and they were super tastey. Except that I… Continue reading

3 day weekend = 4 BBQs, a run, a ride, and a fox

Wow. What a busy, fun weekend! As I write this (on Sunday evening), I’m finally sitting on the couch watching West Wing (again) and waiting for my Saga to chill. After a great… Continue reading

Solo Sizzlin’ and a Bike Ride

I had to do Sizzlin’ Saturday on my own this weekend as other members of the usual crew were out of town or otherwise occupied. I considered not grilling but, really, what would… Continue reading

I LOVE Strawberries! And my new Garmin.

I love strawberries. So much. Definitely my favorite fruit. Probably pretty high on my list of favorite foods, too. Unfortunately, strawberries – like most fruit – give me a stomach ache. So what… Continue reading

Rev3 Williamsburg: After Part II

The triathlon was a lot of fun! The day started really early. My alarm went off at 4:45. Luckily I was nervous enough that I would oversleep that I shot up as soon… Continue reading

Rev3 Williamsburg: Before

This morning I’m packing up my things (hopefully all of them) to head to Williamsburg for my first Olympic distance triathlon. I’m very excited and pretty darn nervous. I was doing a pretty… Continue reading

I love my bike.

Oh Monday. Holiday. Weekends are so much better now that I have a job. Especially three day weekends. I did a short-ish ride today and I was so happy the whole time. My… Continue reading

Is this the first time you’ve carried half a wheel of gouda on your bike?

Yes. Yes it is. Thanks for asking, Jurgen. The Christmas cheese wheel was so awesome, we just had to get another! I picked it up this morning, along with our CSA, a ton… Continue reading

couches, family, commencement, bike ride, oh boy!

Boy oh boy has it been a busy couple weeks! Every day I think “I need to post” and it just hasn’t happened. Here are some highlights: We got new furniture! Emily and… Continue reading

47 mile bike ride

I bought a road bike last year with big plans to start doing regular long rides. And then summer was crazy, I moved (twice, sort of), I was traveling a lot, and I… Continue reading

Running Through the Pain

I haven’t written much about grieving here. Part of that is because this is a blog about fitness, and a large part is that I’m not comfortable grieving so publicly. But in an indoor… Continue reading

Loud little girls and three tough workouts

I got back from Chicago pretty late on Sunday night. I love being able to take the metro to the airport, I’m not so much a fan of riding it home. But oh… Continue reading