Redefining Identity: Who Am I Outside of Running + Cycling?

Years ago—at least ten of them—my entire identity was wrapped up in being a collegiate runner. I had never envisioned myself representing my university in cross country and track and field. I figured my high school spikes had had their day. That they would sit in the back of my parents’ closet for the rest …

My Word For 2018

So, typically, we pick out a word or phrase at the beginning of each year to guide our thoughts and actions, helping us achieve certain goals or live a certain way. It’s our theme for the year. It’s an anchor; a north star. But, come January 1, 2018, I didn’t have one. I was just …

Visiting Tampa For The First Time in Over A Year: it got emotional

I got to spend Christmas in Orlando. Last year I joked with my family that all I wanted for Christmas was a tan because, after living in Tampa for eight years, I wasn't used to slowly fading from sun-kissed to sickly in the wintertime. Colorado's winters are sunny, but we're all still bundled up pretty …