I've made my way to Bend, Oregon and quickly fallen in lust with this happy little town in the high desert. People here spend their time floating down the river, hiking the never-ending trails, lounging in really good coffee shops on nearly every corner, riding up and over mountains, swimming in the Cascade lakes.....yeah, I smell what you're cookin', Bend. I'm a little bit into this place.
I've also renewed some faith and confidence that my fitness may also be just around the Bend. Actually, I think it's been there, just hiding beneath some health issues that seem to be getting better by the day and I'm feeling 100% ready to crack back into training. So, add that to the list of things that are putting a smile on my face these days...
I mean, how could you wipe it off here?
|Flying in to Oregon|
|a gift... the Tree of Life necklace says "chop wood, carry water" a daily reminder of the job I'm here to do. Put in the work!|
|cruising around town|
|Taking the Slice through the Cascade mountains|
|Watching my friend Jess in the Cascade Cycling Classic|