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Quote of the Week: I’ll prove you wrong.

26 Oct

As young ski racers we had one pretty strong female inspiration: Picabo Street.

When I bowed out as a ski racer I knew I wasn’t done competing. I just needed to find out what else I loved and was good at…along came cycling. I found this quote from Picabo and thought it was really relevent to all three of our lives.

“When someone tells me there is only one way to do things, it always lights a fire under my butt. My instant reaction is, I’m gonna prove you wrong. ”
-Picabo Street

Picabo on the top step of the podium at the 1998 Nagano Olympic Super G.

I think we three, are proving people wrong.

Have a happy friday. Go prove people wrong.

-Love, Christa


Funny Quote of the Week

23 Sep

Sometimes, you just need a little laugh. 🙂

“I don’t really need buns of steel.  I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon”

-Ellen DeGeneres

On that note, check out this healthier take on cinnamon rolls from Cooking Light. Might have to tackle this recipe in the very near future.

Cinnamon roll buns fresh from the oven.

Talk about comfort food! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Quote of the Week

13 Aug

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” -Steve Prefontaine

At just 21-years-old, Steve “Pre” Prefontaine took the lead with four laps to go at the 1972 Olympic 5,000M final, but lost the medal in the last steps of the race. He was the reason Oregon became known as the Running Capital. His coach, Bill Bowerman, made the first ever Nike shoes, and he made them for Steve Prefontaine.

Quote of the Week (in the Olympic spirit)

6 Aug

“Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose.  Nobody goes undefeated all the time.  If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.”

Wilma Rudolf, first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games as well as a civil rights and women’s rights advocate.