Tag Archives: biking

Piano in the park

I can hear them howling at the moonlight, in that melancholy sound that tears at my soul. The wolves of depression – at least they’re predictable. So I blew off everything important to address my mental health with drinking some … Continue reading

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Lucky stars

How lucky do I feel? Do I dare? Yes, I sure as hell do. I keep a low profile and stick to my own agenda, and I have biking and hiking and paddling to do, get the hell out of … Continue reading

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Mile posts

My friend says it’s good karma coming back to me, and I love that idea, but  it’s more likely the gods got distracted for a moment from their game of “torture the human.” Whatever it is, WOW. What a stunning … Continue reading

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Biking in the woods

Getting time out in the woods is so good for heart and soul. And when life gets difficult again, as it can, I hope I can always hang on to moments like this one:

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Slow like limping turtle

The holiday cookies are sticking with me, dammit. Yesterday I biked almost 10 miles at the gym (does that still count if it’s indoors?), and I’m wildly driven to move, exercise, and shake off the plump. I can’t stand it, … Continue reading

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Spaceships

I came across this parked on the street when I was biking one night. No idea what it is, but I’d guess art car/Burning Man vehicle. I live in a very funny town. I love being surrounded by “freaks” doing … Continue reading

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New love

The thing about getting better gear, is that I now want to push it harder and faster than I previously could. Emergency room visits are expensive, and so are ambulance rides, so I have to practice self-discipline. Let’s just call … Continue reading

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Putting out the flames

Pardon me, it’s been a rough ride lately. I feel simultaneously blessed and cursed, but I know I can’t give up no matter how bad it gets. It does get really bad, and there are reasons for it that I … Continue reading

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Stick it in

Damn the wolves of depression, I won this battle!!! Wahoo and phew.  What worked in 24 hours: I started with a new acupuncturist and spent time with wildly creative, nurturing friends. Thank goodness. What didn’t work: cigarettes, insomnia. Mixed results: … Continue reading

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Versions of happiness

Ummm, so I made a strategic error yesterday. I biked to work, but I was in a hurry and forgot to put on underwear beneath my shorts, and OMG. Not having that extra layer of fabric meant that a lovely … Continue reading

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