Surprising My Family For Thanksgiving

Operation Surprise My Family was a success! A couple months ago, my mom and I were talking about this year's Thanksgiving plans. My parents decided they were going to stay at home in Orlando this year. My sister, her husband and their two kids, who live just down the road, didn’t have plans to leave …

TPA >>> BDR: Day Two

I'm feeling a bit like a gypsy, driving from city to city in a car packed to the gills with all my most precious items like my bike trainer, bike helmets, bike shoes, bike bibs—oh, and the boyfriend jeans I wear every single day. I haven't shaved in a couple days because I can't remember which …

“There Are Coffee Shops Everywhere” and other Metaphors For Leaving A Place You Love and Being OK With It

Ali and I had coffee again. This Ali. The one who dropped all that amazing universe talk on me last weekend. (See below.) << Follow me on Twitter for more stories just like these. >> We chatted about work and school and fitness and figuring out how to create lives we can be proud of. …