Tuesday, December 28, 2010

my favorite books

world without end
the rider
into thin air
into the wild
the alchemist
all we ever wanted was everything
american wife
its not about the bike

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

holy crap its almost november

could be the happiest ive been in a loooooong time :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

warm blankets on cool nights
hot coffee with pumpkin creamer
foam roller
new running shoes..and wedges :p

muffins in my oats

the cooper..always <3

randon texts

long hot showers
arm warmers

in your life, in your life
this is what it all comes down to...in your life

make it worth watching

live the life you want right now

if not now, when??

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

im free
do what i want
see what i see
you could be

we could be
i run away
you scare me
do you really


Monday, October 11, 2010


hot coffee
comfy bed
cute car cute me
why cant you see

love to run
will conquor
all of it.

i can

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


dance like no one is watching.. for reals :)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Your horoscope for September 26, 2010

You may feel a bit more tender and vulnerable today, shan. Your usual aloof nature may be in need of some close company today. You are more than likely not too concerned with small talk or pointless banter today. You would much rather go deep and discuss things that hold greater meaning for you deep down. You will find that you are able to adapt quite well to the powerfully sensitive mood of the day.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Your horoscope for September 23, 2010

Today is the beginning of a new period in which things are apt to get a bit tricky for you in the department of love and romance, shan. Adjustments may need to be made in order for you to remain on the same page with someone in terms of your relationship and how much you are willing to give. Lighten things up a bit and have fun. Too much seriousness will kill the mood in any social situation you encounter.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I am a beast

I biked ox! Yay I am soo proud of myself. I always thought I am a runner..now I am a cyclist :)
Obsessed......in love...infatuated.....enamoured <3

love it all
the gear, the outdoors, the wind, the breathlessness..the climbing, the soaring, the animals..

my love.

if only it wasn't getting dark early :(

and getting chilly. but that means more cute gear ;)

Friday, September 17, 2010

The astral energy at play is asking you to take a look at fear. You are certainly feeling a deep desire to advance in an area of your life, yet you feel held back by forces beyond your control. You could actually have a deeply embedded unconscious fear of being ridiculed for your efforts, which is causing you to hold yourself back. Remember that in order to succeed, you need to be ready to fall down again and again. The key is to pick yourself back up each and every time, and keep moving forward. If you are unwilling to fail in the short term, you will not succeed in the long term.

Fear does hold me back in some sense. I can do anything i want, so why does it?
Scared of rejection? embarrassment? whatever it is, i will conquer ")

Monday, September 13, 2010

Your horoscope for September 13, 2010
This is a great time for you to take a difficult situation, work through it, and come out victorious, shan. Do not feel bad about things in your life that are sitting in a crumbled heap before you. Destruction gives opportunity for brand new growth and advancement. Recall the phoenix who rises up from the ashes, and embody the spirit that makes the phoenix so powerful against all odds.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Your horoscope for September 7, 2010
You are starting to come into your own personality and be more expressive of who you are, so don't make compromises at this time, shan. These next three weeks are a very strong time for you, so don't waste the opportunities that are coming your way. Plan a vacation for yourself in the mountains and make sure to bring along your best friends in the world. Have fun while doing the things that you do best.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Your horoscope for September 6, 2010
Just because something is fun or exciting doesn't mean its bad for you, shan. Don't feel like you have to put the breaks on a good time just because it feels as if you aren't getting your work done. Your "work" today is that you go out and have fun. These are the doctor's orders, so take note. Go out and have a good time. The more you reach out to others, the happier you will be.
laaf last nite :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Your horoscope for September 5, 2010
Even though you like to have things planned out and organized, shan, you may find that you have to give up a bit of that control today. Understand that there may be a better way to solve a problem without having to go through the traditional methods of disciplined analytical actions. Feel free to take a more creative approach to things today and make sure that you allow room for curve balls.

i need to stop planning!!!!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCProduct.jsp?spid=52881&scid=1001&scname=Road OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fall i wanna

apple picking
bake more
ride more ;)
paint more
cook new stuff

ride log!

elk mt
12 miles
630 pm
getting better ;)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Your horoscope for August 28, 2010
Your emotions should stabilize, shan, and you will find that you have more energy to follow through on projects you have in the works. Be aware, however, that there are certain elements to your projects that may be a bit murky and obscure. There is a veil of confusion that is keeping you from seeing the solution. Be aware that you may not be getting the complete facts at this time. Make sure to ask questions about things that are unclear.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Your horoscope for August 24, 2010
It may seem like parts of your life are changing beyond your control, shan. More than likely, this is quite a scary thing for you since you may feel a loss of security and comfort when things suddenly slip away from your grasp. Try not to be so neurotic with important issues in your life. The more tightly you try to hold on to them, the more likely they are to break loose and fall away.

Monday, August 23, 2010


in your life, in your life

this is what it all comes down to....................

make it worth watching

no words

Summer is winding down...

ah this summer is such a change from the last. i am embracing change and not looking back. i am also embracing freshly ground coffee every morning, loving my roadbike more than my car, the mountain air turning chilly and crisp *almost*, and indian food..a la flying frog...mmmm best hummus ever.

This summer i have eaten my weight in hummus.

and humongo salads with avocado, fresh herbs, tomatoes, pepper, and like 10 million ingredients.

I am embracing my legs and powerful body..after seeing a woman with no legs in a wheelchair today.

I am trying so hard to let my emotional walls down and could be...maybe..possibly..ready to let someone in.

Its hard. Its a war in my head all day long. I want to feel as alive as possible...be around people who make me stronger, laugh more, strive more, pedal harder, sweat more, heart jump more, eat more good food *wine* ok beer too... lol

I want to be the most content, peaceful, at ease as ever....with some butterflies and heart pounding thrown in the mix.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Your horoscope for August 1, 2010
The fast-paced, high intense energy of the day might leave you feeling a bit scattered, shan. Take a deep breath and concentrate on one thing at a time. Be prepared for surprises that might be lurking around the corner and don't get paralyzed by the fact that not everything may work out exactly how you planned. You are spurred on to act, so realize that there may be some drastic changes on the horizon for you.

i loooove asheville ;) :)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

summer breezes
wine spritzers
whole wheat bagels w/pb and banana
toffee flavored coffee
whipped cream in a can
convertibles at night
good sheets
running socks!!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

waking early to bike/run before it gets hot
reading on the balcony
listening to the birds
bubble baths
sparkling wine :p
tofu scrambles
being organized finally
spf 70! haha
mountain clouds

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Your horoscope for June 13, 2010
You may have a difficult time getting a foothold on today, shan. The slope you are on may seem a bit slippery and somehow you just don't see a way to make it stable. Don't fight it. Realize that the best thing to do today is to simply let go of control and enjoy yourself. Take a ride up into the clouds and indulge in the pleasures in life that truly make you most happy.

vis this

Monday, June 7, 2010

i am strong and free CooOOOOoooOOOper!!!
My running/cycling skillz :p
PB/Banana sammies
dunkin dark coffee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
summer salads
wind in my hair driving at night!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

going to post things that make me smilllle

my new blooonde hair
my cute cat (although mean at times)
my balcony with flowers
hazelnut coffee
mastering clipless biking!!!!
the warm summer mornings
running socks <3
satin sheets!!
COOOOOOOPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! X1000000

my family so close <3
my freedom~~~!!
new tunes

Friday, June 4, 2010

Your horoscope for June 4, 2010

Though you might have your doubts about them, shan, some positive changes in the home environment might take place today. Someone could move in or out, or you might decide to repaint or refurnish. You might be somewhat intimidated by the work involved, but once you get used to the idea you'll see it as a challenge and rather exciting. Take the bull by the horns, do whatever has to be done and you'll enjoy it more than you think!


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Your horoscope for May 22, 2010
Generally you prefer to think of yourself as down to earth and realistic, shan. However, today some powerful intuitive revelations could come your way, which could be too intense to ignore. This could involve premonitions that actually happen, or dreams or visions that shed light on your own situation. This is a good day to sequester yourself and reflect or meditate on what you're learning. It could represent a turning point in your life.

i <3 asheville!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Your horoscope for May 11, 2010
Emotional issues may be a bit difficult to deal with on a day like today, shan. You might find that things are getting started without the careful planning and consideration that you see as being necessary. Try not to worry so much. Your own doubt is likely to seriously hinder any project. Have faith that things will work out fine. Be bold and brazen. Take an active role in helping out to get the ball rolling instead of holding it back. package

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Your horoscope for May 7, 2010
Just like for the men of your sign, shan, the position of today's planets, could put an end to the relatively bleak period you've been going through in your love life and in your creativity. If you haven't found your "soul sister" or "soul brother" yet, this period of time is quite promising. You're going to have fun and meet some very interesting people, who are able to change your life around!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Your horoscope for April 29, 2010
Your desire to control everything may be under fire today, shan. For the moment, your life isn't about planning, nor is it really about getting anything done. It's about listening to what is going on inside of you. Take the time out to do absolutely nothing! As a Capricorn, this may not be easy for you, but you have to admit that each time you do it, your ideas seem so much clearer.

Monday, April 5, 2010

getting used to ashe-vegas..

it is damn gorgeous here. Blue ridge parkway 5 min away, the mts. are sooo breath taking.

I hope i will blossum as the flowers are now..i think the unknown is exciting and am not afraid anymore.

I do miss NY. I think its a "I live in New york" status thing...wtf. It is so strange winding down for the south LOL!!
The people, I have observed, really..I mean, REALLY look into your eyes while talking to u..is that crazy?!? Or have I never noticed it in NY?>?

I am insane ;)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Your horoscope for April 4, 2010
If you are a woman who is artistic, this won't be the best period you have ever had, shan. You are surely aware of this. But this is a profound period, nevertheless. If you are currently in a development phase, it is taking place on the inside. This kind of development doesn't follow the same laws as the kind that takes place on the outside; it's slow and subtle and doesn't take form right away. Frustrating, but ultimately fruitful.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Your horoscope for April 3, 2010

Yes, shan, this is a good moment to abandon old beliefs and moral values. Your view of life has changed and, above all, you are more aware how your outdated, preconceived ideas sometimes poison your life. The past no longer concerns you. It's time for you to make a clean break from those beliefs that are holding you back. You might shock your family, but they'll get over it.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Your horoscope for March 31, 2010
Although today's celestial atmosphere tends to make the other signs more open and talkative, it will have the opposite effect on you, dear shan. You can expect to experience a withdrawal from your social life. Today, the world just seems to be too wild a place to participate in. Use your time alone as an opportunity to think about ridding yourself of any negative prejudices, which may be hindering your overall progress

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Asheville thoughts

i am in LOVE with these clouds
so much good foooooood
people r so nice here
less crazy drivers than NY :) I do love NY though..
the mts are GORGE!!!
weather is so awesome :)

im at peace :) :) :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I'm in ASHEVILLE!! :)

Your horoscope for March 27, 2010

Instead of trying to beat them, join them, shan. You may get frustrated and angry with those who are having more fun than you. Instead of trying to rain on their parade and make them think that they need to be working too, why don't you just join in the fun and have a good time yourself. Take a moment out of your busy day to enjoy yourself and the people you are with. Encourage the positive upbeat spirit instead of getting down on it.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Your horoscope for March 20, 2010
You may be unsure about taking the next step up the mountain because of the conflicting messages that you are receiving from the people around you, shan. Some people suggest that you do things one way, while others suggest that you do things a different way. If you continue to listen to others for advice, then you will only succeed in getting yourself tangled up in giant knots. Understand what other people have to say, but also take into account the motivations that make them say what they do. Their perspective is most likely quite different than yours.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Your horoscope for March 19, 2010

Today's astral configuration may give you highly charged emotions. You will feel like you are at the end of a race where the winners break down in tears of joy after the great effort they have made. You have been working on becoming a bit better known and now you may be, shan! Are you going to break down and cry tears of joy as well?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Your horoscope for March 9, 2010

Congratulations for all you have accomplished so far, shan. You have done well in your career, and it is likely that you will continue to do so. In fact, your financial situation has never looked rosier. This is no time to stop and rest on your laurels. You have some good momentum going, you should make the most of it. Put your nose to the grindstone at work and you will continue to reap the rewards, both financial and otherwise

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Your horoscope for March 3, 2010
You have had much on your mind lately, shan. You might want to consider "stopping the world for a while" if you are feeling that you want to get off. Taking some time out for meditation will do wonders for your sense of well being. Even workaholics such as you need to take time off every now and again. You are no good to anyone if you allow yourself to burn out. Focus on your spiritual life rather than your professional life for the next few days.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Your horoscope for March 2, 2010
You've probably been feeling quite energetic lately, shan, and today you probably feel better than ever. You might feel like tackling all undone household chores and trying to get every single item on your to-do list checked off and out of the way, but this might be a bit too much. Do a little, and then spend the rest of the day relaxing in the manner of your choice. You deserve it!

Monday, March 1, 2010

things i learned from no power for 4 days due to huge snow

i've been slacking on the reading. readmore!
i forgot what my body looked like with out 4 layers on
how to heat an apt w. a gas stove
my french press coffee maker is a life saver
i sleep better in the cold
greasy hair and I don't mix
canned soup=barf
running is a huge stress reliever
i love looking at myself in a mirror..with LIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
how to brush my teeth in the dark
how to take a 2 min ice cold shower
sleeping with a scarf on hahhaha
oatmeal is a savior!
peanut butter too....
not vacumming everyother day was freaking me out
i can hear every whisper of the neighbors with silence
still hate tv haha
ohhh shaving how i missed you

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I'm moving to Asheville ;)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Your horoscope for February 18, 2010
Solidify your thoughts and manifest the ideas that you have been conjuring up in your head for quite some time now, shan. Your mind is active and razor sharp today, and you may find that it wants to expand outwards into several new realms at once. Don' deny this tendency to grow. By always focusing on the critical and the negative, you may be stunting your progress in certain areas of your life. Today is a day to remove the barbed wire and push things way beyond their normal limits.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

aging only happens to those who lose their lust and curiousity for life
Your horoscope for February 14, 2010
independent projects may finally get rolling today, shan. Friends and partners may join you in your enterprise. You may start or complete your project, but whichever it is, success is strongly indicated. What you're doing might require a lot of physical and mental energy, but it's nothing that you can't handle. Roll up your sleeves, outline a course of action, and go for it!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Your horoscope for January 31, 2010
The more you can secure your emotions at this time, the more powerful you will be, shan. There is a great opportunity for you to find stabilization in the strength of the people around you. The problem may be in your approach. If you tackle every situation as if you are going to fail, you most likely will. Know that you have the power to succeed in everything you do.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

I think there is no better way to invite a human being to view their body differently than by inviting them to be an athlete, by revering one's body as an instrument rather than just an ornament. It's a really great way to reorient how you see your body so you can see it as this incredible, awe-inspiring machine that you need to fuel well in order for it to function. alanis morrisett
Your horoscope for January 29, 2010
Stop complaining about things that aren't even an issue yet, shan. You may be so concerned about things that you are anticipating that you drive yourself completely crazy. The truth of the matter is that these problems might not even materialize the way you think they might. Don't waste your time worrying over something that doesn't even exist. Enjoy the time that you have now without concern for what might or might not materialize in the future. int

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Your horoscope for January 26, 2010
There is no need to hesitate today. Simply take action, shan. There is nothing in your way, so plow through with your plans and ideas. What you say is what you will do so chose your words carefully. Plant a new garden or pull the weeds out of your existing one. Take charge of your life. If there is somewhere you need to go, take the initiative yourself and stop waiting around for others to catch up. You will find people to support you wherever you are going.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Your horoscope for January 20, 2010

The increased pace of the introduction of new ideas, new adventures, and new gadgets may have your head whirling, shan. Be careful of letting yourself get too overwhelmed by what is going on around you. Take things one step at a time. If you try to jump on a train that is whizzing through the station at breakneck speed, you are apt to hurt yourself. Accept the fact that you can catch the train when it stops right at the spot you are standing. It will.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

glorious 5 miler

in the snow today. 35 degrees. perfect. I felt high the whole time. LOVE running. maybe my awesome brunch fueled me more than usual :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

more goals..not resolutions!!!

make everyday feel like the weekend
find more passion in every day
no complaining about going to work haha
cook something new every week
love meeeeeee

never be bored.......ever...

Monday, January 4, 2010

everyone seems to have a clear idea of how others should live their lives, but none about his or her own

from the alchemist...love that

what cats do in 17 degrees

how sasha warms herself hahahahah