Suns Out, Guns Out

Summer time fitness check in: It’s been a couple months since the spring semester has let out and since I’ve been back state side (more on my Taiwan trip to come, my bad for the delay!). Here’s what I’ve been up to in my fitness game. First up – Measurements: Neck: 13″ Shoulders: 41″ Chest:…

Frigid Bitch 2016

Finally here’s the recap on the Third Annual Frigid Bitch! This is my second alleycat race and this year ended up being even colder than last. The week leading up got up into the 70’s and I wasn’t sure if it was going to be frigid at all. Alas mother nature had other plans and…

Women and Biking Forum

Session 1 – Winning the Streets We Want (Other sessions: Bike Maintenance I & Harder/Better/Faster/Stronger) Look for BikePed Committee in Lawrenceville Start one at Chatham?? T-shirts Successful committee attendance – have near or at food/drink place; biker friendly area, monthly occurrence (same day, time); have guest speakers; have impactful first meeting Bike Lane Construction East…

Spring Break Check-In

Fall semester has come and gone; winter break has come and gone, and now I’m heading into the 10th week of my spring semester a.k.a. spring break! Spring semester is once again my most busy and full schedule and this semester is particularly so. On top of taking 20 credits I’ve started my thesis project,…

2015 Recap

January: Training Runs and Races: 11.5 miles Commuting, Training, Touring & Recreational Bike Rides: 15.7 miles Gym: 9x Kayaking February: Commuting, Training, Touring & Recreational Bike Rides: 34.2 miles Gym: 6x Kayaking March: Training Runs and Races: 27.38 miles Commuting, Training, Touring & Recreational Bike Rides: 74.3 miles Gym: 8x April: Training Runs and Races:…

2015 National Bike Challenge

I wrote about this year’s national bike challenge in one of my fitness updates but here is a recap of this year (12 months) in biking mileage. Official challenge begins: Official challenge ends: I biked nearly 4,000 miles this year totaling at 3,917.7 miles These miles are totaled from commuting to and from work, school,…

2015 Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen Bike Race

When I first heard about this event, I thought “no way! this is insane! you gotta be on some other level of crazy to do this!” About a year goes by and as I’m watching the latest videos and reading about that years event I start to think “I could probably do this but I’d…

End of Summer Fitness Check In

Summer is coming to a close with classes are starting this week. With that in mind, I did a fitness assessment to see where I’m at after these past few months. This summer has been quite the journey for me – emotionally, mentally and psychologically – dealing with some unfortunate personal stuff. Depression and anxiety…

A Quarter, Half & Metric Century Ride

Woke up before dawn, ugh so gross but I did it. Turns out I didn’t need as much as gear and supplies as I thought I did. I didn’t need to change at all since it stayed nice (60-70s °F) and biking gives a nicer breeze than running. I also didn’t need as much fuel…

Rainbow Ride 2015

This past Friday (June 12th) I rode in my second ever Rainbow bike ride – flock of cycles -> 412 Flock hosted monthly bike ride, pride edition. I rode about 2 years ago but this year I was able to ride for the whole thing, which was really cool since there were some historical stop…

Bike Tour (suggested) packing list

Courtesy of Eric who organizes this trip every year (for the last 8 years) plus some extra things I added, here is a list of things you will def need and others you may want but may not need. Bike – something that can withstand trails and roads Storage – panniers or a trailer of…