No… I’m not talking waffles here (“leggo my eggo”- for those of you too young to remember… it was the classic EGGO waffle commercial). I’m talking about letting go of my ego.
Author Archives: Marie Dershem
There is nothing that compares to standing at the starting line. At the Borgess Half marathon last Sunday morning, I found my place near that pacer sign and took a deep breath.
My first real mountain bike ride was in the fall of 2009 when my loving husband took me to Yankee Springs to “teach” me how to mountain bike. For those of you with a partner, you may know how that went for us. It wasn’t pretty. Somewhere between complete frustration and blazing anger at him [...]
We all get nerves about racing, right? I have raced a gazillion (not an exact count) times. Yet before every race, I go through that pre-race, second guessing about the wisdom of racing that builds as the race approaches. We all have our excuses… early season, late season, not ready, over-trained, cold weather, too hot, [...]
If there is one thing I’ve learned on big climbs (mountain… not hill) it is that you climb best at your own pace. This is hard when you have a strong competitive streak… or if you are new to climbing.
Just how clutsy am I if I am counting falls during a run? Although I do admit to a fall on trail runs once in a while, these falls were amazing.
Today, I got lost. It was wonderful.
Winter training is hard. There is no way around it.
“What” you ask is the Urban Stay-Home-Mom Duathlon?
Who knew that when we took my daughter to the bike shop to look at mountain bikes we would leave the shop with a road bike…