As the semester wraps up I realize I have so many updates & have communicated none of them via this outlet! So I wanted to write a little about what I’ve been up to this past whole calendar year in Texas4000. Last spring, I had the privilege of studying abroad in Paris, France at HEC […]

Hey all! It’s December 1st, but it’s 70 degrees here in Austin, Texas. At home, snow is sticking, so I’m in for a rude awakening when I return to Hailey in a little over two weeks. I have five exams, a presentation, and two projects between me and getting to relax for a month at […]

This past weekend my team drove out to Fayetteville, TX to spend the weekend getting to know our bikes a bit better. 70+ miles on a bike will really do something to your sit bones, and that’s all I’ll say…. It was a challenging weekend to say the least, from 6am wake ups after sleeping […]

Hey, y’all! It’s November 6th and it’s been a minute since I updated everyone. This past month, we got going on our bikes. We had two skills, one saturday ride, and our weekly rides have started. In addition, we have a training camp this weekend in Fayetteville. Every time I venture into rural Texas, I […]

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” This quote by John Muir has resonated with me for a while now and has really grown to mean a lot more in the past few years. I grew up going to the U.S. Rocky Mountains for winter vacation with my family, but the true beauty of […]

Hey guys, it’s September 21 (queue earth wind and fire at every tailgate today) and it’s been a bit since I’ve posted. re: surgery My recovery has been slow but steady, relatively painful, but thus far successful. Only time will tell if my compartment syndrome will return, but regardless it shouldn’t affect my ability to […]

I picked up my bike today… her name is Harper. It is difficult for me to fully explain why Harper McGarr had such a lasting impact on my life as a child (and even now, as an adult?!), but I think most of it can be attributed to her kindness, humor, and grace, even in the […]

Well, folks, it’s October 7th, and today was the day! All 80 of us received our routes and were sorted into Sierra, Rockies, and Ozarks. The verdict is that I’m headed home. I’ll go through Oklahoma and Kansas (neither of which I’ve been to), then onto Colorado. I haven’t stepped foot in Colorado since my […]

Well today was one of those hard days. Just being able to stand up in front of 80 people, telling them my story and letting them hear my pain, is a huge change for me. If you knew me in high school, weakness was not something I liked to show. I hated emotions and being vulnerable. Telling my story today was like picking a scab and exposing the raw skin: ugly, unpolished, and a bit embarrassing.

Day 7: 7 June 2019 Beaumont, TX —> Lake Charles, LA [SAG] Today was our first border crossing and my first day on SAG for the summer ride. SAG is a whole other experience than cycling. I can say very honestly that I was stressed about doing the best I could for my teammates. Debleena […]