Pulling up my stretchy pants I bought from Old Navy years ago (you know, the kind with the thick waistband that nearly covers your belly button, but always rolls back down if you bend over too far), and I watch my stomach get caught on the waistband.

A muffin top…

I’m coming up on five weeks of no cycling or strength training. I thought this may help restore some energy by giving my body a break from stress. I thought it’d help slow me down. Maybe turn on my parasympathetic nervous system more and become more relaxed.

I actually got…

It wasn’t until I was in the back of Kelly’s car as she zipped through the winding roads of Cuchara that I realized something was wrong.

I got such bad car sickness that I felt car sick for five days after that. And normally, I’m fine in cars. I hate…

what is the point in all this?

in any of this?

why do we set alarms

to give a piece of ourselves


just to make money

and we do it the next day

and the






why does coffee never stay hot

and water warms…

Midge would have turned 88 today. She’d wear her “going out clothes.” The ones she’d save for special occasions. A nice pair of black slacks. A dark blouse with a floral pattern. Black slip-on shoes, size 9. She’d comb and adjust her hair enough to hide the parts that were…

Every morning for the past 9 months (what is time anymore?) I sit at our kitchen table and should-shame myself for not putting out a blog. I take another three minutes to brainstorm what I’m going to write about This Time, but nothing comes to mind.

So let’s talk about…

Typically, I write a reflection about the past year and I guess this year is no different but also completely different.

This year I had the goal of a sub-9 Leadville 100 finishing time. I joined a new mountain bike team, RaceCo/The Bikery. I wanted to Cat up in Zwift…

Jessica McWhirt

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