I started this blog during college when I first discovered cycling after a career-ending volleyball injury. After college graduation I moved to Colorado and got into endurance mountain biking. After four years of living and racing at altitude I moved to Indiana. Where I spent four years of my life pursuing a master’s degree and law degree while also training for elite cycling competitions. It was an ongoing tension of imbalance between training and school. It hasn’t always been pretty, but it’s always been worth it.
I currently live in Alaska where I feel like I won the lottery by being able to work remote from a place I love at a job that I love. I’ve been racing bikes on and off since 2013 but didn’t learn how to bikepack until I moved to Alaska. I love going uphill on skis but still learning how to get down, and I only stay in shape for trail running in case someone asks me to go to the Grand Canyon. There is no such a thing as too many sour patch kids, glitter, or cartwheels. Continuously learning what it means to pursue a life of play in all fields. I write about adventures, work, and mental health and if you’ve stumbled across this blog and aren’t a family member, congratulations!