Welcome to New Readers from the Oregonian

It’s 5:10am and in a little over an hour, I’ll leave for a mountain bike ride with a friend who was stupid enough to let me talk him into getting rolling this early on a Sunday.  Right now, however, I’m sitting in bed with a mug of Stumptown Coffee in front of a copy of The Oregonian that Sal has just delivered.

The column is reality.  My little pea-head is there in print.  My blog address is there at the end in italics.

If any of you are visiting today by way of the opening column, I wanted to take a moment to welcome you to the blog.  The Everyday Athlete Blog is a labor of love that I have written for over two years.  It focuses on the emotive side of sports – the high drama and experiences that challenge, inspire, and motivate us in our everyday lives.  Check out the About page for the full story.

To get you started, I’ve pulled a few of my favorite stories from the past few months. 

If you are new to the blog and have comments or questions, I’d love to hear from you.  Please feel free to drop me a line.


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  1. HEIDS! Well done!

  2. Amanda Gilchrist

    You rule.

  3. Been reading your blog since ‘cross season and have never been compeled to comment until now.

    Great article!! My Sunday morning ritual is a quick read of the sports section before diving into the comics. What’s this… a new ‘outdoors’ section? Looks cool… Hey, I reconize that guy. Wait a minute, I think I read the author’s blog. I do!

    Keep up the good work (and don’t neglect this blog now that your all published and such.)


  4. Guy Smith

    Really enjpyed the article, I have not bought a Sunday paper in a long time this will change that, also…. I want that basement!

  5. OH MY GOD, little. I am SO proud of you!!

    Will they deliver the Oregonian to Oakland?


  6. Congrats!!!!

  7. Wahoo Heidi! Sometimes, I wish I was a newsie, too. Good job!

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