Yesterday we were going to do two laps on Dog Mountain [ie: The Double Dog Dare], which I’d never done (despite two previous, half hearted attempts).

This is really because they were the type of attempts where in the car you think, “Maybe I’ll do this twice!”. And then you start up, and about ten minutes in you think, “Yeah! I feel awesome! Nature is awesome! I’ll 100% definitely do this again”. But after all the up (and, maybe more importantly, all the down) you get back to the parking lot, and you think about how warm and comfy the … Continue reading

“Do you even work anymore”

Apparently that’s a question you get asked when you post a bunch of pictures of skiing, bike rides, and the like onto Instagram.

The answer is yes, in fact, I do work. Typically 40+ hour weeks. I do a lot of remote work and have the option to flex some of my time, which certainly helps.

But typically, I’m working by 6:30 AM. Usually either mid-morning or mid-afternoon I’ll take a break to work out, and then I’m working well into the evening.

Want proof? Here are a couple examples of typical weeks pulled directly from Toggl:

46.5 hours
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Saturday Bike Ride

Or the one where I fell off my bike…

The sun finally came back to Portland on Saturday, and we saw our first 50 degree since Feb. 2nd. I know, I know, 50 degrees sounds REALLY warm for winter (at least, for anyone who grew up in Central NY like me) but in Portland being below 50 for this long is definitely a cold snap.

So, we took advantage of the glowing ball in the sky to get in a long bike ride. The past several bike rides have been bordering on somewhat miserable – cold, close to town because … Continue reading