This is really happening. I applied to be part of Texas 4000 in September/October 2017, was accepted in November 2017, and in January 2018 the preparation for this summer ride began. It’s been a 20-month journey to get here today. Day 0: 31 May 2019 Austin, TX —> Lampasas, TX [73 miles] “If you want […]

On the opposite wrist of which my sister’s name is tattooed on, is another tattoo I got coincidently. The outer wrist reads “if not now” and the inner wrist reads “when” – if not now, when? The tattoo faces inwards towards me, something the artist was oddly uncomfortable with, asking “Are you sure you want […]

What is your story? I think this is a powerful question that can have an even more powerful answer. And I don’t think it’s asked enough – not nearly enough. It’s not an easy question to ask nor answer, but if we’re brave enough to do either it’s a beautiful thing. I want to start […]

Today I got my training jersey and, wow, things are getting real! Honestly, I never would have guessed that I would one day be wearing the Texas 4000 jersey and committing to bike over 4,000 miles across North America…but I hate cancer that much. My mother was actually one of the first people to tell […]

It’s been a long time coming. So much has been building up to this summer – 18 months of leadership training, endless monday night meetings, plenty of team workouts, hundreds of hours volunteering in the Austin and surrounding communities, fundraising an enormous sum of money, and thousands of training miles. I don’t have the exact […]

WOW! The time has come for my team and me to pack our bags, load the trailers, and head out for the summer ride. In 9 short days, we will be headed out on the adventure of a lifetime. There have been a fair amount of tears thus far, between saying goodbye to family and […]

Preface: I wrote this entry a few months ago to post on Facebook, but I am just now starting to journal so pretend I posted this in February.   Eleven years ago, from February 2nd, I lost my little sister to cancer. Processing a loss like that is difficult and can take a long time, […]

Surprisingly enough, I’m still here. I didn’t think I was going to make it. I didn’t think I would be this lucky, yet here I am. I was faced with a bout of self-doubt, which I felt almost immediately after starting this weekend’s ride. My legs felt heavier than usual, more sluggish and tired than […]

Our team has now been training for five months now. Five very taxing months on our bodies, as we have riders varying from never getting on a bike to cycling for years and everything in between. As a woman on this team it is very hard to be ok with how cyclist has affected my […]

Over the summer, my grandmother took a fall. Tripping over the threshold of a door while carrying a box, she fell towards a tree, breaking her nose and shattering her right shoulder. She has since been in recovery, but recently found a mass in her right breast, which she feared could be cancer. At 76, […]