Beauty in the Mundane

Remember that there is beauty In the mundane, And peace in the sleeping eyes Of your child Snuggled softly in your arms. That adventure need not to be Far from home When little hands Can feel flower petals Just minutes from your door step. Remember that there is Love in the belly of a baby,…

Third Trimester

Part 1: A Preterm Birth On May 28, 2019 at 10:35 am my husband and I were blessed with a beautiful baby girl. She was everything I wished for, a tiny pink baby with big dark eyes, wrapped snuggly in a warm cotton hospital blanket. She was, and is, perfect in every way and her…

A Poem, Daydreaming of You

I keep a grainy photo of  you on my dresser and each morning, as I prepare for the day, I look at you and wonder,  what will you look like when you are born? Will you have green eyes, like your grandmothers’, peeking contently up at me as I lay you down to sleep? Or…

Riding During Pregnancy

Along for The Ride, Reflections on Pregnancy It was early December and the sun was just peaking over the horizon of palm trees and wooden panel homes.  I rode my bike to work and wondered to myself, I would know right? The question loomed in the back of my mind all day while I taught,…

Post Workout Stretches

Part of my daily routine is stretching, but on ride day I know my body needs a little something extra.  In this article barré instructor Patty McCarthy teaches me some post ride stretches to keep my body in great shape for those long days on the bike.  In some of the stretches you can see…

Moab in the Desert Rain

“This is the sense of the desert hills, that there is room enough and time enough” – Mary Hunter Austin My first official “riding trip” was in the fall of 2018, when my husband and I took a red-eye flight from Hawaii to San Francisco, San Francisco to Salt Lake City and then drove 4…

She Rides, Interview with Dirt Bike Danger aka Maiah Hamocon

She Rides is a series of interviews with inspirational women trail riders.  This week we interview rider Maiah Hamocon.  Maiah, also known as Dirt Bike Danger, is an amateur EnduroCross and trail rider, social media influencer, digital video creator and full-time student studying aeronautics maintenance technology. At only 18 years old, the Maiah is not only a…