August 13, 2015

Step Forty One

When I think about my three closest friends – the people who, individually and collectively, have my back for literally every scenario – I try to […]
August 11, 2015

Step Forty

Friendship is a funny word. Put 20 people in a room and ask them to define it, and you’ll get 20 answers. And they’ll all be […]
August 10, 2015

Step Thirty Nine

In seven days, I rode that euphoric, endorphin-filled ride from 216 to 211. With a day to go, and miles of humidity-induced sweat to show for […]
August 10, 2015

Step Thirty Eight

Progress report. A while back I lamented the universe’s unilateral decision to hold my weight north of 209 in some cosmic effort to rescue the Earth […]
August 9, 2015

Step Thirty Seven

According to Google Analytics, this blog is starting to catch on. Readership has grown from, well, my mom, to hundreds of visitors. Today, for instance, Analytics shows […]
August 7, 2015

Step Thirty Six

Happened across Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (more random stuff on Facebook that probably isn’t random at all!), and it dawned on me that, well, we […]
August 6, 2015

Step Thirty Four

Two steps forward, three steps back. Lather rinse repeat. Just when I feel it coming together, suddenly it isn’t coming together at all. Two blocks into […]
August 5, 2015

Step Thirty Three

“Tell me what I need to hear. Tell me that I’m not forgotten. Right now I need a little hope. I need to know that I’m […]
August 5, 2015

Step Thirty Two

  I will never forget my first long-distance solo “cruise.” Even though I was being “graded” – the big cross-country solo is a requirement for licensure – […]