Biking the Euros Buff Urban Race Guanajuato cycling Euro 2024 Germany Guanajuato mental health Sierra Santa Rosa Sue Monk Kidd Susan Cain twloha When the Heart Waits

  • Biking the Euros – Why I’m Riding

    Biking the Euros – Why I’m Riding

    Biking the Euros – Why I’m Riding This summer I’ll be riding my bike across Germany, from its northern border with Denmark to its Austrian southern border. Two thousand kilometers, solo, over 35 days. And while I ride, the top European men’s national football teams will also be in Germany, competing for the Euro 2024…

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  • Biking the Euros – The Ride

    Biking the Euros – The Ride

    Biking the Euros – The Ride Two thousand kilometers. Ten major German cities. Thirty-five days. Thirty thousand feet of total elevation gain. From Flensburg in the north, along Germany’s Danish border to picturesque Mittenwald at the Austrian border in the south. Past the Baltic Sea, along the Elbe River, through Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, among the…

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  • Contemplating the Bittersweet

    Contemplating the Bittersweet

    Life in Guanajuato has begun to feel quite normal. I’m settling in, and I like it. It’s a good feeling to have found a community that feels welcoming, positive, energetic and that’s filled with interesting, caring, curious people. It’s home to 200,000 inhabitants, but Guanajuato feels much more like a small town than a big…

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  • Guanajuato Night Run

    Guanajuato Night Run

    Saturday night I did one of the coolest things I’ve ever done in my life. It was called the “Buff Urban Race Guanajuato,” and it was a night race that twisted and turned around, up and down the narrow, winding streets of GTO. I only registered on Friday, and by the time I did, all…

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  • Chilled to the Bone

    Chilled to the Bone

    It’s Monday morning. I’m at a coffee shop – Café Tal – just down the street from my house. I’m starting my days a little differently this week, mostly because I’m taking a break from Spanish classes and I don’t have the obligation to trod off to school around 9:30 like most days. I want…

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  • When This Heart Waits

    When This Heart Waits

    Acting. Solving. Accomplishing… Doing. Or Thinking. Pondering. Listening… Waiting. “Waiting.” This idea has been in the forefront of my mind recently. Waiting, not doing. Waiting, not acting or problem solving or accomplishing. Just waiting. Being open. Listening, feeling, being. Over the past couple of weeks, my ritual here in Guanajuato has been the same. With…

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  • A Slight Change of Plans

    A Slight Change of Plans

    In Guanajuato. Mexico. Again. I’m back after spending three months here last spring. This wasn’t where I was supposed to be. In my grand plan of plans. I was to be in Frankfurt right now, likely in my apartment, watching some TV or getting ready for bed, retreating cozily from the German winter, as opposed…

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Biking the Euros Buff Urban Race Guanajuato cycling Euro 2024 Germany Guanajuato mental health Sierra Santa Rosa Sue Monk Kidd Susan Cain twloha When the Heart Waits