Torn ACL Recovery Podcast – Week 2

Torn ACL Recovery Podcast – Week 2

The second week of recovery contained a few silver linings—exercises becoming a little easier and laying around without the locking brace on 24/7—but it also came with the continued frustration of (read: harsh) shin pain when standing.

I started applying Arnica gel to the tibia 2-4x daily,…

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Torn ACL – Now What?

Well, shit. I tore my ACL.

My injury recap falls into a few phases: an initial buckle/hyperextension, a feeling of dislocating my patella (knee cap), and immediate white hot pain. I was on the ground for a couple minutes before limping off for ice.

It was during a basketball game,…

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Annual Review, 2017

Annual Review, 2017

It’s somewhat comical looking back on the last year of posts knowing that I made a total of three articles live throughout that time. While it may be laughable, it’s also an honest reflection of where I find myself within this space.

Early 2017 proved to be immensely difficult for…

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Hate in America, A Bike Commuter’s Story

Japan. A country deeply rooted in tradition, respect, awareness of one’s self around others, and an inner-appreciation for helping people. A country that, despite it’s own shortcomings, stands out for its differences in cultural norms when compared to our own.

Norms that become so apparent—almost tactile—when I return to the United States after…

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Dear Rally

Dear Rally

Dear Rally,

I hope you’re not upset with me that I started writing this letter in my head a little more than 3 weeks ago. When we found out your kidneys were failing, I knew we still had some time together. I wanted to start thinking about our life together,…

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Annual Review, 2016

Annual Review, 2016

The Roman leader and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius famously said, The measure of a man is the worth of the things he cares about.

As I look back on my third year of intentionally tracking life’s ups and downs, I stop to reflect on how well I’m doing as a man….

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Nothing Changes Unless the Pain is Too Great

I’ve been thinking a lot about this mindset lately. Mostly because I’ve been there before, friends and family have been there before, and someone nearby is probably “there” right now. Actually, you can be certain someone close to you is.

This year I’ve thought more about how we choose to extend ourselves and…

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The Mindset of a Newbie in Cyclocross

The Mindset of a Newbie in Cyclocross

I’m often asked what cyclocross is, and to that I typically say something like: CX means knobby tires on a road bike, moving riders around a long course filled with grass, rocks, dirt, sand, and various obstacles to run or jump over. It’s a circuit race that starts at the blow…

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