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Ultimate highs and lows

Seat bouncing of some sort...

Seat bouncing of some sort…

I lead my race yesterday from just after the start to a few miles after turning the third lap when I crashed for the first and only time in more than 35 miles and injured my left hand. In all, I averaged 19.9 mph and 188 bpm – my heart rate peaked at 201 after the 1-hour mark.

Check out the details, here: Hare Scrambles #1 by no1jenn at Garmin Connect

Trying to keep up behind #311A.

Trying to keep up behind #311A.

Highs and lows

I lead my race yesterday from just after the start to a few miles after turning the third lap when I crashed for the first and only time in more than 35 miles and injured my left hand. In all, I averaged 19.9 mph and 188 bpm – my heart rate peaked at 201 after the 1-hour mark.

“there is a tendency for people who are more spiritually focused to ignore, avoid, or dismiss their bodies. Similarly, many individuals are entirely ensconced in the carnal realm and pay no attention to the needs of the soul.”

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R.I.P. Robin Williams

Jenn Sheppard:

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer: that you are here; that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?

Originally posted on Fortune:

Robin Williams died Monday, an apparent suicide, at age 63.

He started his career doing stand-up, got his big break on ABC’s Mork & Mindy, was best known for his work in Hollywood (Good Morning, Vietnam,Dead Poets Society,Hook,Aladdin,Mrs. Doubtfire and The Birdcage), won an Academy Award for Good Will Hunting, and also took home two Emmys, four Golden Globes and five Grammys.

But the last time we heard his voice was in Apple’s “Your Verse” iPad ads, reading Walt Whitman to his students in a clip from Dead Poets Society.

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Long weekends

I spent Saturday of this week working a 20-hour day at the 43rd annual Florida Trail Riders Banquet Awards Celebration in Daytona Beach, Fla. Then Sunday, I worked on my friend’s dirt bike with her and replaced her top end, which was a learning experience since I was in charge of changing the piston. Talk about a tough job! I’m definitely no motorcycle mechanic but it’s always cool being able to do something by myself.

Today, we drove to the Croom Motorcycle Park in Brooksville for the day and put in a good 25 miles (plus 5 miles that didn’t make it on my GPS because I forgot to turn it back on) in just over an hour and a half! Crazy since I haven’t been on my bike in months but I have been working out and doing yoga a lot so I felt strong and my ankle seemed solid; it was my hands that felt weak!

Details at Garmin Connect:

Distance: 24.22 mi
Time: 1:35:18
Avg Speed: 15.2 mph
Elevation Gain: 395 ft
Calories: 571 C
Avg HR: 145 bpm
Max HR: 182 bpm

 

Back to Life

Back to Life.

I feel human again by cuddling with my puppy or going for a run on the beach. Lately, I’ve also been hitting up bikram yoga for 90 minutes of profuse sweating. It’s like racing a 4-hour enduro without the adrenaline rush.