The first two or three miles were gorgeous: an encouraging warm sun just rising, the breeze in my hair, the regular breathing that felt like life in my lungs. But a few miles in, I was suffering.
Each little tweak, each warning sign, if ignored, can turn into a chronic pain. I don't have time for chronic pain. So I learn to pay attention sooner, fix the problems, and do the preventive maintenance. That way, I'll get to keep sailing this "old boat" until -- one inevitable day -- the wind dies.
Nature affords us so much more than its aesthetic beauty. It is critical that we protect it from all the outside forces that have encroached on so much else in the world, and in doing so, that have encroached on our ability to truly express ourselves.
Peter Sollett's Freeheld was, for me, the find of the day -- an intensely emotional film based on a true story that could easily win Julianne Moore her second Oscar in a row (and, perhaps, earn a nomination for the terrific Michael Shannon).
I dragged myself out of bed at an ungodly hour this morning to put in some much-needed time in the saddle. After topping off the tires, filling my wat...
So many people apparently delight in their fellows experiencing pain that a term, lifted from the German (Schaden means damage and Freude, joy), and employed regularly by psychoanalysts, has become almost a colloquialism.
Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the hemisphere. So it makes sense that this sprawling metropolis requires a rather extensive mass transi...
I grew up in the Portland area and moved away a few years ago. When I meet new people in my current city, or wherever I happen to be traveling, and they find out I'm from Portland, they always have questions.
Life-long cyclists, triathletes and beginner riders alike flock to local bike shops for personalization, expertise and quality gear. Big box stores simply can't offer the experience that you'll find at local cycling havens.
This post was originally featured on kyleabryant.com As we cranked away at 12,000', the air became thinner and thinner. The trees disappeared. Summ...
I shouldn't be surprised of course, because there are very good physical, mental, social and environmental reasons why cycling has grown in popularity. Here's what I've noticed so far about cycling:
By Amy Marturana for Well+Good Thanks to the fast-paced, push-you-to-your-limits, and forget-your-worries nature of a spin class, it's easy to let e...
Running is where I feel God because running is where I find myself. It is also where I break down and can't go any farther and need help most desperately. It's where I focus on my own body and the reality of mortality, that I'm going to live in this world for a little while, and if I want to really live, I'm going to take risks and sometimes fail.
Sardinia is an incredible place, filled with awe-inspiring scenery and kind people. If eventually some Arthurian past reclaims the island, I expect to go there and be greeted as Odysseus was received by the Phaeacians, with wine and stories that last the night.
Back in 1977, Billy Starr hopped on his bicycle and went for a ride. His mother had just died from melanoma and pushing the limits of the physical body helped Starr grieve the loss of his mother.
It takes years of dedicated training -- not to mention a fair measure of natural talent -- to ride like a professional cyclist. To ride with professional cycling gear, however, is just a matter of swiping a credit card.