I just want a new bike.

I just want a new bike.
Sigh.  I want to upgrade my bike. I have a 16 + year old mountain bike.  It’s been good to me.  I rode a lot more before I got married and had kids.  Highlight was a hiking/biking trip to Moab, Utah.  Beautiful place, great memories.  I really want to go back again.  But my bike. ...

Quads, Tri’s, Adventure Racing and Trail runs…Whew.

The weather here is still  trying to figure out if it’s spring or winter still.    We get a nice day or two, followed by cold.  I am so ready for it to warm up! Next week is a 5 mile trail run, there will be hills!…which I need to plan another 5 miles after ...

Panama Enduro 2

Panama Enduro
Back to the small town of Panama.  Not the country.  See this post for our first adventure in Panama. After the last Adventure race and in preparation for more of them, we need to bike more.  A lot more.  So we signed up for a 15 mile bike event.  There was also a 35 mile ...

Just how cold was it? 1

Just how cold was it?
A couple of weeks ago we did another trail run.It was cold. Very cold.  -10 to -20 wind chill cold. But we had signed up for another trail run and there would be no cancelling the event.   So 2 of us still went.   I enjoy being part of the group that does these events and ...

Panama Winter Adventure Race 5

Panama Winter Adventure Race
Can you say that without singing “Panama”?    And this was not in the country of Panama.  Which would be super cool.  But it was a small town in Nebraska.  Our first real Adventure Race.  We did the Orienteering challenge in January, but this was first ‘real’ one with biking, running, and checkpoints. This is still ...

Bike rides in February

Bike rides in February
A few weeks ago a couple friends and I participated in an event called the “Frosty Bike Ride”.   February in Nebraska is definitely Frosty!! We have a good trail system in Lincoln and it was an out and back group ride on our trails.  Not a race, but a group ride to get people ...

Orienteering Challenge

Orienteering Challenge
What’s that? My friend and I did our first orienteering challenge a couple of weeks ago.  It was a blast! We went early and got checked in and got a lesson on what we were supposed to do.  You are given a sheet with map coordinates and a few clues.  (Like tree, or gully).  Using ...

Trail Run, and Whole 30 1

I’m a bit behind in my updating! I did what ended up to be a 3 mile trail run event on January 12.  I don’t really have any pictures from it.  It was a slippery muddy mess.  It was a lot of fun from the event standpoint, but pretty hard to navigate through the mud ...

I got in!

Quick update – I got in to the Lincoln’s Half Marathon in Lincoln, Nebraska on May 4!  Registration opened at midnight last night and was sold out in less than 12 hours. Pretty excited!  Now I have to figure out my training plan!     Today was also the start of my Whole 30.  And ...

New Year Goals 2

I’ve never really been one to set goals.  I guess mostly because they were always the same.  I wanted to lose a little weight and be more active. This year, I got the active part down a little more, but still working on the losing weight.  It wasn’t a goal I set for the new ...