Girthy Girl-Cycling is for Every Body

Over the last couple of months I have cut back on sweets and been eating more veggies. This has come in handy as I’ve been forced to be off the bike for a few weeks as my slipped disc heals. As a result, I maintained an even weight during a period of limited activity. Then…

Training Plan 2021

I’m still injured with a pinched nerve. While a pinched nerve sounds relatively minor, I can assure you, this is not. I finally hit a wall after 2 & 1/2 weeks of pain and saw a doctor. Now I’m medicated, but I don’t see myself getting on a bike anytime soon. Plus muscle relaxers don’t…

Injured but Engaged

I had a plan. The snows ran deep in New England this past winter, which gave me some variety in my activities. Cycling was isolated to occassional jaunts on the fat bike and I filled the rest of my workouts with hikes, walks snowshoeing, and a lot of downhill skiing. But March 1, I was…

2021 Hopes & Goals

We all wanted to think getting to 2021 would be like flipping a light switch and suddenly we could reclaim some normalcy in our lives. We liked to dream this could be true, but the reality is we have a little ways to go before we can really start to return to “normal” – whatever…

2020 In Review

I haven’t posted a single thing here this year. It feels like this year was canceled, and I don’t need to point out to anyone that this has been one tough year. But is wasn’t all bad, so I think it’s worth talking about some of the highlights of a year of lowlights. More miles…

DNS – self care over bikes

I’m writing this from the snug warmth of a Sunday morning in bed, when the whole house is still asleep and a cold rain falls outside. I made the decision to not get up in the dark, rifle down food I’m not ready to eat, pack the car up, and drive the 75 miles north…

Abbreviated Cross

This weekend wraps my much abbreviated cyclocross season, with the eagerly anticipated Ice Weasels Cometh. Last year I had a great season, with more time to train.  This year the clavicle fracture in July sidelined me almost the entire summer, and by fall I was just trying to pedal my way back to some fitness…

Back in the saddle

I haven’t posted in a while, mainly because I’ve been riding my bike.  My clavicle break is finally healed, and I’m still working on recovering lost muscle mass/strength in my shoulder.  I’m working with a fantastic physical therapist who has taken my goals and made them hers.  And I’m doing great, riding again, even off…

X-Ray Results and a Divine Plan

Tuesday afternoon I got the news I wanted: the collarbone is healing well, and ligaments are stitching the shoulder separation together nicely.  Already the separation is measurably smaller.  I’ve been cleared for physical therapy immediately.  I left the office absolutely elated. Then I went home to make my PT appointments.  Reality check–they are booked an…