Thanks for Sunday Parkways

Day 176 of #LiveWell2017 Sunday Parkways is a Portland tradition, and today is its 10th anniversary. Sunday Parkways are city-sponsored events where approximately eight miles of streets are closed to motor traffic for five hours so that pedestrains, bicyclists, skateboaders, and wheelchair riders can get out and enjoy the city streets and parks in a … Continue reading Thanks for Sunday Parkways

Grateful for the freedom of expression

Day 175 of #LiveWell2017 Today in Portland, no less than five naked bike rides are scheduled, including the World Naked Bike Ride that rolls at 9:00 PM tonight. These organized bike rides are symbols of the ultimate freedom we have in this country - to be able to express our ourselves freely and openly in … Continue reading Grateful for the freedom of expression

Let’s kick off another month of gratitude!

Day 152 of #LiveWell2017 I know I've said thanks to bicycles before, but today is the Kickoff Ride for Pedalpalooza, Portland's annual month-long celebration of bicycles and biking! After a long, cold winter, Pedalpalooza gives every bicyclist in the metro area a chance to come together as a biking community and kick off summer fun. We … Continue reading Let’s kick off another month of gratitude!

Give with your body

Day 103 of #LiveWell2017 One of the most fun ways to be generous is to run, walk, or bike for a cause. It's also a great way to stay in shape and to meet new people. The first time I participated in a charity run was in 2010 at the St. Petersburg Women's Half Marathon. Since then, … Continue reading Give with your body

Grateful for bicycles and bike-it lists!

Day 70 of #LiveWell2017 One of my greatest pleasures in life is riding my bicycle. I am so grateful to be physically able to ride and to live in a place where riding is safe and easy. Portland is a bicycle haven with over 350 miles of bikeways city-wide. Bicycling is relaxing and fun and … Continue reading Grateful for bicycles and bike-it lists!

5 Resources for bicycling mindfully

Day 56 of #LiveWell2017 I'm riding on my first group bike ride of 2017 today - a Biking about Architecture ride led by Jenny Fosmire. Bicycling is a big part of my life, so it makes sense that I should bike as mindfully as possible to get the most out of my rides and to … Continue reading 5 Resources for bicycling mindfully

One thing at a time

Day 54 of #LiveWell2017 Oh, man, did I have an ah-ha moment this morning! I was getting ready to go to the Children's Book Bank for my weekly volunteer gig. I had spent a little more time than I'd planned to prepping my sourdough loaf to rise while I was away, and now I was … Continue reading One thing at a time