Mental and Physical Endurance


I am patiently waiting this morning for my 2015 Specialized Roubaix to be delivered by FedEx. I have a child’s mind and heart waiting for the doorbell to ring and to sign for this long-awaited purchase. Hearing a car door slam or activity on the street results in a race to the front door. This machine will take me over the Wasatch Back, the Continental Divide, through the plains of the Midwest and into Peoria, IL in late June of 2020.

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I am currently wrapped up in David Goggins’ new book Can’t Hurt Me. “Callousing My Mind” from negative thoughts is as much a part of my training and daily practice as the Peloton rides or saddle time on the Roubaix. Physical and emotional exercise is like taking my medicine in the morning or brushing my teeth. There is no other option than to show up and do it. Climbing the mountains of Utah and Colorado and riding the plains in the Midwest will not only be a test of physical strength and endurance, but a test of mental fortitude. Silencing the “shoulds” and “can’ts” of my day, and just lacing up my shoes is a practice that I am now making a habit in the drizzly winter months.

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The dates for the fundraiser have been written in permanent ink and I will be updating the website with these dates in the very near future. Please consider donating to the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association to help people like my brother battle this devastating disease that takes more than 16000 lives a year and is affecting more and more young people every year.

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Stay tuned and thanks for reading!

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“The least I can do is everything I can.”




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