Looking for love in all the right places.


I think I’ve got sex on the brain. My husband – the other half of our couple who makes you want to puke – is in India for 2 weeks. So I certainly don’t have sex on the bed or the sofa or the kitchen counter right now. None at all. But you can: Click through to read about the 30-day intimacy challenge for couples & follow on twitter at #30days.

14 going on 44.


I want to ride my bicycle, in the rain. And be 14 again, if only for a moment.

He Who Laughs Last.


Most of you probably remember the hilarious scene in Caddyshack where a floater causes mass exodus of the swimming pool, then the pool boy fishes it out with his net and eats it, because it’s only a Baby Ruth? Well, this story is a lot like Caddyshack. For real. Except in a lake, on our honeymoon. And it was a lot bigger than a Baby Ruth.

I don’t know whether to be comforted or alarmed.


Theology – 1. Pamela – 0. Is Jesus consulting a shrink in this picture???

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights


Seven years ago today I made a decision that changed my life. For the better. Forever. Happy seven years to me.

Don’t Get Your Teat In a Ringer?!?


I learned to be crude the old-fashioned way: my family taught me 🙂

If a picture’s worth a thousand words…


If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then I just logged 9,000 in humorous narrative non-fiction. Cool; a good writing day.

Bicycling. It’s a Lot Like a Heart Attack. Seriously.


My husband and I ride for endurance. Neither of us are known for our speed, but we are still holding our “first hour” pace at hour five, when we have the time to train.

But there’s the rub. Finding the time to train.

Tan Lines


I have been threatening a scandalous expose all summer. The time has come. “Honey, you look like one of those double-stuffed oreos from the back, except you’re milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate.” Eric shoots me a look over his shoulder.  Not an appreciative-of-his-wife’s-sense-of-humor kind of look. “Whaaatttt?” “You know, baby, your tan lines.  From … Continue reading

Getting Our Groooove On


What do you do for love? What do you do for yourself? In the end, is there really any difference?

Real Talent, Real Toughness, Real Love


How many of us would even go out out and exercise with a tube up our nose/down our throat (and tethered to our husband by a “nose leash”, as he ran at our side carrying the medical device attached to the tube), much less run a 10k, win and set a course record while doing so?

Not on My Feet


Is “barefoot” running causing an epidemic of injuries? Or is running with incorrect form — whether barefoot or clod — to blame?

Life Lessons in Business Travel, #3,267


You know those snap-shut water bottles? Well, sometimes they don’t.

The Best Laid Plans of Cardinals and Men


What happens when one man’s plans run smack into his wife’s (many) issues…and a small, red bird?

Squeezing More Training Out Of Your Day


Guest blogger and cycling coach Rob Grissom shares his secrets to fitting training — or anything — into an over-packed schedule.

A Family That Cycles Together…Cycles Together


Last week, next week: the past and future are on my mind. This last week on Road to Joy I blogged about family culture.  One thing I left out of that blog, mainly because it was already the longest blog in the history of the world, was the importance that sports — especially bicycling, swimming, … Continue reading

ADHD: Pesticides to Blame?


A recent study suggests a link between ADHD and pesticides. Whether this link is causal or not, I don’t know, but who can argue that it isn’t wise to know as much as you can about your food, what’s on it, and where it came from?

In Praise of Swim Teams and Step-Daughters


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Want to keep your kid on the straight and narrow path? With our Brady Bunch of 5 kids and endless activities, my husband and I have found no better method than hard core swim team. Think of it as our contribution to their eventual membership in the “outliers” club.

Who to Follow: The Road Bicycling World


It’s a big, noisy world out there, so who must you absotively posilutely follow to be in the know for road bicycling?  Let me make it easy for you by sharing my list, below. Don’t forget, many of the tweeps/bloggers have Facebook fan pages, too.  And to follow ME, @pameloth, http://www.pamelahutchins.wordpress.com, FB: http://www.facebook.com/pamela.hutchins.author. You’re welcome … Continue reading

My American Idol


Enduring Beyond Barriers: The Harriet Anderson Story Click on the link above, please. You will be glad you did.  Read about 74 year old Ironman female age  group 70-74 world champion Harriet Anderson (wife, mom, retired school nurse, volunteer) finishing Kona with a broken clavicle after a bike crash. She humbles me.  We can all … Continue reading

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