From 2013 and beyond, I discuss bikes, bedlam, beer and beautiful adventures- plus the occasional rant.
I'm the New Belgium Brewing Company's 2011 Tour de Fat "Car for Bike" trader in San Diego, CA.
Wow, this is really powerful. If you have a tough day, or period in your life, it’s important to remember what’s important. Be resilient. Don’t let what may have temporarily got you down keep you down. Remember that life and loved ones are worth fighting for. Acknowledge your feelings but be strong to not let them dictate your life. Make your path.
My darling friend, Ceci said it best: “Why didn’t the magazine promote the sense of community these girls have wearing the tutus? Instead they decided to promote bullying by making fun of them. Sick.”
Seriously- people are out there running to have fun and prove to themselves they can conquer challenges they put in front of them. I am inspired every time I’m out there running because of people like her who run. Wait, she’s even able to walk or LIVE after surviving a disease!
When you see people out there in costumes, when you see that person who may be large, or older, or pushing a stroller with 3 kids, man or woman, they are out there doing it. I see every shape, size, color, and age out there when I run and no matter what shape I’m in, one or all of them are passing me at some point and I’m proud to see that. I think “I hope I’m like that when I’m older or I wish I could’ve done this at that age, or hell, I know people who won’t even get out of bed some days— but these people chose to get outside!”
Yeah, FUCK YOU, SELF Magazine.