This weekend I was in a pretty severe cycling accident, and I’m not going to lie, it really scared me. I let the fear take over, I thought about how much pain I was in, what if I could not longer ride, wondered if anyone else was hurt, the list goes on and on. I […]

When trying to decide what my first fundraising goal would be, I was stumped. I wanted to find the perfect number. Something special, unique, and mission-focused. Something sentimental and meaningful. So no, it’s not a typo that my first goal is to raise $8,001. The day I met Maria was the day she found out […]

It’s February 16th and today was the Austin Marathon, again! Those of you who’ve followed my experience with Texas 4000 may know that I’ve had compartment syndrome. Beginning in 8th grade, my feet would fall asleep when I ran. Over the next year and a half, the compartment syndrome progressed from just making my feet […]

Wow has time flown by. It’s currently February of 2020. We are a little over 100 days out before we embark on our journey to Anchorage. Training has been going smoothly and I’m continuing to raise money. We just completed our half-century test in which we rode 50 miles in less than 5 hours. I […]

It’s the 6th of February here in Austin. I’ve ridden over 500 training miles, and we are just over 100 days from our departure to Alaska. Last night, it snowed. Not “texas snow” (hail), but actual snow. It didn’t stick too well, but this morning I woke up to roofs covered in a (very thin) […]

With the end of this fall semester, my team is now almost 12 months into this 18-month long program that prepares us to not only bike to Alaska to raise money in the fight against cancer, but also develop our leadership skills. This semester we have continued in our tremendous efforts to fundraise the most […]

As Texas 4000 riders, we get asked about our motives almost every day. “Alaska’s awfully far away, scientists are already working on cures for cancer, and you’re not going to be young forever. Why are you biking to Alaska this summer?” With only a semester between now and our departure date, it seems more important […]

Hey guys! Some big news that can definitely be attributed, at least in part, to my involvement in Texas 4000: I’m changing my major!   This semester has been wonderful, and I’ve learned so much. I’ve met new people that I love spending time with, I’ve enjoyed my work, I love my research lab, and […]

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 […]