Right to Play


What up No. 11

There are always a million things going on at any given time so in order to streamline things, I have decided to do a regular feature which keeps you in the know. Every Monday you will be able to see where I am and what I am up to for the week, a few things I think are newsworthy, events I am not attending but I think you should know about, stuff you ought to mark on your calenders…and a little tune to get your Monday rolling!

If you have something you would like me to share, tell me, I want to hear from you!

I’m doing/going/seeing:

Attending theΒ Right to Play auction and film screening of ESPN’s Right to Play at the Vogue Theatre in San Francisco. I also have an auction item up so come bid for a good cause.

Starting A Classic Challenge from Specialized. The sufferfest starts this Thursday… πŸ™

Coaching our Santa Cruz Mountains Composite NICA Team at the Central Coast Classic.

Wearing green and hopefully drinking a green beverage for St. Patrick’s Day

Watching World Cup #1 Live on RedBull.TV

Leading a Women’s ride for Specialized’s National Women’s Ride Day at Wilder Ranch in Santa Cruz, CA


RedBull is streaming all World Cups Live AND Rob Warner is commentating = YESSSS.
Gwin(ing) won a national round in South Africa this past weekend on the World Cup track with quite a few of the World Cup boys in attendence. Tracey Hannah won it for the ladies…can’t wait to watch her kill it this year!
Matt Scoles and Sarah Atkins won the Oceania Championships in NZ
I got named to the US team today for Pan American Championships!

I can’t but you should:

CCCX race in Monterrey, CA

Mark those calenders:

Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival
Sea Otter Classic

Been loving this song…

Photo / Sterling LorenceΒ : Sun Valley, ID

Right to Play

So I’ve got another cool event for you all…this time it’s for the whole family. On MARCH 14TH I will be attending the San Francisco premiere of ESPN’s Right to Play. Right to Play is an incredible organization that uses sport & play to better the lives of children around the world. Sport & play have changed my life for the better in an infinite number of ways…let’s pay it forward!

I have a put together a great package- Specialized Myka HT, gear, kit, and a day of coaching- that will be auctioned off during the night to raise money for a great cause. I am sure that there will be a lot of other great packages too. You will even get to listen to one of my childhood heroes, Summer Sanders speak…(I used to have pictures of her and Janet Evans on my wall with gold medals= awesome).

Mark those calenders…MARCH 14TH at The Vogue Theater in San Francisco.

Hope to see you there.

Interested in learning more about Right to Play? Can’t attend but want to donate?

NYC Marathon

Here are some photos I never posted from the IMG NYC Marathon on behalf of Right to Play back in November!

I wrote about it after I raced but never posted anything…here is a little piece of it…

One of the most incredible days of my life! I was just running in awe the whole day. We started at the south end of the Staten Island bridge, ran through all 5 boroughs, finally ending in Central Park on Manhattan. EPIC.

I have said it before but NYC has really become one of my favorite cities in the world…I think that the Marathon bumped it up a notch. πŸ™‚ I think the thing that got me was the overwhelming kindness of complete strangers. Here we are in a massive city, no one really knows each other and people are just so nice. I didn’t get why people put their names on their jerseys when we were starting out…I thought that it was a bit weird but as the race got underway I figured it out. Complete strangers spectating the marathon call people by name and say the nicest things to them…”your looking great mary”. It might sound strange reading it here but I was so inspired by it on the run…