52 Hike Challenge · Bike · Bucket List · HIking · Mountain Biking

A Look Back at 2017

It's the middle of December, and I can't believe it's already time to take a look back at my year!  2017 might have been a pretty crappy year for a lot of people.  But when I scrolled through my blog posts over the past year, I realized that 2017 was a pretty big year for… Continue reading A Look Back at 2017

Bike · Bucket List · Living in Alaska

A Bike Tour of Anchorage

When I moved into my house last summer, I was super excited about the fact that we now live only one block away from one of the main paved bike trails that goes through Anchorage.  I'm able to bike from my driveway down to the Westchester Lagoon, which is one of my favorite parks in… Continue reading A Bike Tour of Anchorage

Bike · camping · Mountain Biking · Weekend

My First Bikepacking Trip: Serenity Falls Cabin

I've been working on both my mountain biking and backpacking skills all summer long, and last week I finally got the chance to combine them!  One of my more hardcore outdoorsy friends works on weekends, so months ago we planned to take a backpacking trip during the week so that she could make it.  I… Continue reading My First Bikepacking Trip: Serenity Falls Cabin

Bike · Mountain Biking · Weekend

A Birthday Party on Bikes

My 30th birthday is on Friday, and I decided that I needed to celebrate it in a huge way!  My actual birthday is going to be an incredible adventure (which I'll reveal later in this post!) but it will be out of town and my friends really wanted to celebrate with me before I left.… Continue reading A Birthday Party on Bikes

Bike · Mountain Biking · Race Recap

My First Mountain Bike Race: Mountain Bike for Women 2017

Back in May I competed in my very first bike race, the Alaska Bike for Women.  I had such a fun time riding the roads with the amazing women in the Anchorage bike community, and I was sad that there aren't more races like that here in Anchorage.  As I was scrolling through Facebook at… Continue reading My First Mountain Bike Race: Mountain Bike for Women 2017

Bike · Mountain Biking

My First Singletrack

I'm still pretty new to this biking thing honestly - I've only had my road bike for about a year now - but I knew I needed to get a good bike to take on some of the non-paved trails here in Alaska.  The problem is, I've always been terrified of going into a bike… Continue reading My First Singletrack

BibRave Pro · Bike · Race Recap · Running · Swim · Triathlon

Gold Nugget Triathlon 2017 Race Recap

I did it!  I survived my second triathlon, and it was so much better than last year - even though the weather was much crazier and I'm still too injured to run. The Gold Nugget Triathlon is a women's only race here in Anchorage.  It's a 10 lap swim, 12 mile bike ride, and a… Continue reading Gold Nugget Triathlon 2017 Race Recap

Bike

Biking is My New BFF

In the last few months, I've been biking a lot.  I even did my first bike race last weekend!  And I honestly have to say that I'm pretty much in love with being on a bike.  I'm still not running pain free yet, but I've decided to focus on biking while I work on my… Continue reading Biking is My New BFF

Bike · Race Recap

My First Cycling Race: Bike for Women Alaska

I miss running races, and I know it might take years for me to get back to that (if I ever do) at the rate that my PT rehab is going.  But one thing I can do that doesn't hurt my SI joint is biking, and I've been doing a ton of it lately! After… Continue reading My First Cycling Race: Bike for Women Alaska

BibRave Pro · Bike · Product Review · Weekend

How Triathletes Can Help Save the Planet

Disclaimer: I received the Eagle Creek Pack-It Sport Active Set to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! Happy belated Earth Day everyone!  I don't think I really paid much attention to this holiday until… Continue reading How Triathletes Can Help Save the Planet