Tag Archive | car accident

Accident-al Reflections

Life can change instantaneously, and the ripples created can spread as far as the eye can see. One second I have a car and a dog, and the next I have neither.  That day was terrifying, excruciating, and life-changing, and recovery over the last 10 months has been difficult.  But I have recovered. Shortly after […]

Weekend in Osoyoos

I get to check another goal off my list!  And this one was all fun and no work, which makes me a happy girl! When I created my goals, I wanted them to be more than about the food I’m eating and the weight I’m weighing and the exercise I’m getting.  I wanted my goals […]

It’s Okay to Feel Sad

I’ve never dealt with a grief that’s so messily intertwined with guilt before.  I’ve never had constant feelings of sadness plague me and show up at the most inopportune times like they have since the accident.  I’ve also never been more acutely aware of the fact that people just don’t know how to deal, or […]

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Biking to Work

I’m playing with the anthem that Cyndi Lauper created… but really all bicycle riders just want to have a good time doing something they enjoy. That’s why, during my commute home last week, I was dismayed to encounter the stereotypical asshole driver that all bikers hate (yep, hate – I’m going there).  This woman, who I […]

Squat Recap – 200 in a Day

One of my 31 Goals this year is to be able to complete 1,000 squats in a day.  By that, I mean to complete 1,000 squats over the course of an entire day, not necessarily consecutively. I decided to start the process by building up my squat strength with a challenge to complete 200 squats […]

Concerning Habits

  Habit   noun A settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.  (Oxford Dictionary) A usual way of behaving; something that a person does often in a regular and repeated way.  (Merriam-Webster) A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition; an established disposition of […]

The Unachievable Goal

On April 11, 2014, I got into a car accident at a highway intersection with our dog Jade in the back, and Jade did not survive.  A little over a week later and I finally feel as though I’m over the initial shock and I have regained control of my emotions, yet there are constant […]