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Cyclin' Missy

Grand Rapids, Michigan
I'm an avid cyclist and runner in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I've always enjoyed being active, but I believe that these middle years of my life are an opportunity to become stronger and smarter about my fitness than I've ever been before.  I'm also going through a try-new-things phase in my... Full Bio
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2013 Year in Review by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking It feels like 2013 has been my most out-of-shape year ever, but in reality it wasn't a total bust.  It also feels like I'm finally on an activity upswing.  This year, I had ... Read on »
Hiking Cowles Peak in San Diego by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking The hubby and I took a short vacation to San Diego this past week, and I thoroughly enjoyed a hike with our friend Megan up to Cowles Peak. Trail Map W ... Read on »
Less than 2 days left to fund DIVISION! by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I'm so excited for my friend, Cat, as she nears the end of the KickStarter campaign for her film, Division! Less than 2 days to go and she's so close!  Please check out h ... Read on »
The Moving Media Room by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking   The hubby and I finally completed a project that we've been talking about for months now.  We turned one of our bedrooms into a moving media room!  In other words, we ... Read on »
Bike Bridge over Division by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking The new bridge over Division and a gorgeous fall day! A nice new bridge has been built on the Southbelt trail where it crosses Division Ave on the south s ... Read on »
Division - An Instagram Movie by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Hey, blog friends!  I don't know how many people stop by here anymore, but if you do, I'd love you to spread the word around for a friend of mine. My best friend, Cat, wh ... Read on »
Mile Repeats by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking When I'm not following a training plan for an actual race or event, my workouts are usually driven by whatever sounds fun/interesting/good at the time.  After a long day at ... Read on »
Warrior Dash Michigan II 2013 Report by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I know I'm way behind my report of the Warrior Dash Michigan II (Grand Rapids) which took place on September 21!  But here it is at last. Due to a sore Achilles, the hub ... Read on »
New Section on a Local Trail by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking One of the things that excites me most is exploring new trails or new sections of trail that I have not previously run, hiked, or biked. Yesterday, I got a huge surprise ... Read on »
Running and Hiking in Edgewood, MD by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I'm travelling for work again, and as always, I've been exploring the area for great places to hike and run.  As often happens, the area immediately around my hotel is no fu ... Read on »
Grand Rapids Mud Run 2013 by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking This weekend marked my 4th annual Grand Rapids Mud Run !  Unfortunately, the hubby was sick so he was not able to run with us, but my bestie, Cat, and our friend Jair repres ... Read on »
Since Ancient Times by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking As a fan of running long distances, NPR , and The Oatmeal , I wanted to share this article with all of you! Go check it out here! www.npr.org ... Read on »
B-Cycle Comes to Ann Arbor, MI by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Exciting news!  B-cycle bike sharing is coming to Ann Arbor, MI in late 2013 or early 2014!  This will be the first bike sharing program in Michigan and is intended for shor ... Read on »
Tough Mudder's Bonus Obstacle: Norovirus by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking You may have already seen this in the news, but many of the participants of last week's Tough Mudder in Michigan - including the hubby - faced a final, bonus obstacle - the ... Read on »
Tough Mudder Michigan 2013: Photos and Video by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking The boyfriend of one of our teammates got some great photos and video of team Mud Puppies throughout the Tough Mudder on Saturday.  Check them out! Photos Video ... Read on »
Guest Post: Urban Cycling - Montreal by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Note from Cyclin' Missy: Today, I welcome another guest post from Missi Hathaway about urban cycling, particularly in Montreal!  While I've visited Canada many times, I've o ... Read on »
Tough Mudder Michigan 2013 Race Report by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I AM A TOUGH MUDDER!   Despite being sadly under-trained, I went into this past weekend feeling fairly confident about the 12 mile run plus 20-ish obstacles.  The hubby a ... Read on »
Unprepared! by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking The Tough Mudder Michigan is fast approaching (June 29), and I feel totally unprepared!  Well, not totally...but not prepared enough.  I'm super excited about the event and ... Read on »
Totally Gay 5k by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking On Sunday, the hubby and I got decked out to run the Totally Gay 5k in support of the local LGBT community.  This event opened up Pride week in Grand Rapids.  It was a blast ... Read on »
Guest Post: Forks Area Trail System (FATS) by Cyclin' Missy Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Note from Cyclin' Missy: Today I welcome guest blogger, Melissa Hathaway, with an article about the Forks Area Trail System (FATS) not too far from Atlanta, GA.  I've spent ... Read on »