Come, relax and enjoy the ride!

I am excited to open my own cycling studio, Sol Pedal. To be doing what I love and have loved for the past 6 years is a blessing. Many of you have ridden many miles with me, so come back and lets travel together. Time flies as we cycle to an eclectic mix of music. I created the studio to be funky and fun, a place where you feel surrounded by happy, healthy energy.

So join the Ride. Its the only hour of your day that you can completely get away. We sweat, sing along, push each other and have a blast. Sure it's exercise, but that doesn't mean it can't be fun! After all, life is what you make it!

Sunday, February 28

March is here! Warm weather is right around the corner...that mean shorts, sundresses and swimsuit season! Start the summer sweat...Make exercise a regular part of your day. You will feel better, your clothes will fit looser, your family will notice a spring in your step...and YOU will have a smile on your face.

Come by and see what we are all about! Located behind Well Traveled Living and next to Go Yoga on 8th Street. Parking in back or the gravel lot beside Savage Stone. $40 a month unlimited classes or $10 per visit. No contracts, just a commitment to yourself to be healthy and happy in 2010!

Saturday, February 27

Happiness is right in your back yard. Hmm, we saw the Wizard of Oz last night in Jacksonville. It was a great performance and the kids, well Annie enjoyed it greatly. Hampton fell asleep (much like me in that he gets still at night and is out like a light). However, the resonating theme throughout for me seemed to be the search for something...a heart (Tinman), a brain (Scarecrow), courage (Lion), power (Wizard), understanding and acceptance (Dorothy).

You all know the story; but in the end, they realize what they were searching for, they possessed. So stop looking outside or down the yellow brick road, look inside or right in your back yard and know you are perfect, whole, complete and very loved. Have a blessed day!
Linda Quirk, follow her remarkable story

There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only few will capture your heart...pursue those. (Anonymous) Go for IT with your heart wide open...whatever IT is!

Linda Quirk

Friday, February 26

Sol Pedal is OPEN!!

Ready to Ride??? The doors are officially OPEN and we are ready to ride! Spring is in the air, bathing suits are being pulled out...get your body ready. Unlimited cycling classes $40 per month or $10 per class. The only commitment you have is to yourself. Let's make the most of this body and life we live!

Thanks for all the support I have had over the past couple months, we have created something I feel so good about. I expect to add more classes as we grow!
the beauty of the beach

See where you live through fresh eyes. When out of town guests come to visit, it is a chance for us to see our island from their point of view. We think we have seen it all...the beauty of the beach, the quaintness of it again, but this time look at it all through new eyes, visiting eyes. Enjoy what your town has to offer, pretend you are on vacation!
See more and understand more today.

Amelia Island Film Festival

Thursday, February 25

Grand Canyon - July 2009
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the path of the weak
becomes a stepping stone in the path of the strong. _ Thomas Carlyle

Wednesday, February 24

Columbia Zoo, August 2008
"I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it,the more it begins to make sense." _ Harold S. Kushner
If you are not in a book club, find one or start is so much fun. Thanks ladies! Happy reading!

Tuesday, February 23

Embrace Life
Please watch
and buckle up.

Monday, February 22

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don’t go back to sleep.

Sunday, February 21

Life is short, and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel the way with us. So, let us be swift to love; let us make haste to be kind. Henri Amiel, 19th Century

Saturday, February 20

Good Luck Runners...Do the Donna 13.1 or 26.2!
"I run for you and me my Friend, I run for Life." _ Melissa Etheridge
wakeup and smile, Amelia Island 2010
It's a shame to be caught up in something that
does not absolutely make you tremble with joy (Julia Child)

Don't forget Chili Cookoff today downtown from 12 until 4. Come taste, vote and enjoy!

Friday, February 19

Thoreau wrote: "Happiness is like a buttlerfly; the more you chase it, the more it eludes you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it comes and sits softly on your shoulder."

Thursday, February 18

Women's Quest 2009
Sweat more. Negativity has a way of clogging your pores. _ Asics ad

Wednesday, February 17

"Do not look to the ground for your next step: greatness lies with those who look to the horizon." Norwegian proverb

Tuesday, February 16

Make plans to spend some time downtown
Saturday for the Amelia Island Montessori Chili Cookoff!
Team RadianceGo Yoga, Sol Pedal and Terra. Whether you have PEDALED your SOL out to reach our radiant space or GOne YOGA across the TERRAin, you will shine when you taste and feel the love we put into our gourmet chili. Sure to be an Amelia Island favorite, our 15 secret ingredients from around the globe will prove to be an adventure with tantalizing flavors the world has been hungering for. A spoonful of love in each bite…so land here, be here, taste here, and VOTE here. Together we say, “Namaste.”
Fun for the whole family!
from a hotel gym in China

"The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium." _ Nobet Platt

So start keeping your own diary or journal. In time you will have a book,
a history of your ups and downs.

Monday, February 15

Monday - The Law of Giving

Today, bring whoever you encounter a gift; a compliment or flower. Gratefully receive gifts. Keep wealth circulating by giving and receiving care, affection, appreciation, and love. _ The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra

Sunday, February 14

Love is not something to be understood,
it can only be felt. _ Way of the Warrior

Saturday, February 13

Bean School of Dance Recital 2008

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be." - Abraham Maslow

Friday, February 12

Love is not something to be understood, it can only be felt. _ Way of the Warrior

Thursday, February 11

To live life to the fullest, bring a sense of adventure into every moment. Yoga Journal Feb 2010

Wednesday, February 10

Columbia Botanical Gardens August 2008

"For the benefit of the flowers, we water the thorns." - Egyptian proverb

Adventure is the mindful sense of infusing each day,
each project, and each relationship with intention, focus, and humor.

Tuesday, February 9

July 4th, 2009

"Some men go fishing all their lives without realizing that it is not fish they are after." - Thoreau

Monday, February 8

Costa Rica 2009
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by
merely changing his attitude. Your future is in your attitude today.

Sunday, February 7

Super Bowl XLIV
New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts

25 Super Bowl recipes to make your game-day party delicious and healthier.
We all know that Super Bowl Sunday is not just about the game—it’s about the food. But pass on the store-bought snacks and take-out food —they’re loaded with fat and sodium. Regardless of who wins the game, you’ll score points among your fellow fans with these healthy Super Bowl recipes...Eating

Saturday, February 6

River, Root and Ruts Trail Half Marathon January 2009

Friends are the Sunshine of Life. _ John Hay

Visit, call or email a friend, it will make both of you smile.

Wednesday, February 3

Permitting in Process

Main Beach Sunrise
It is fun and exciting to be creating a business or rather a lifestyle that will make so many friends and island visitors happy and healthy! Thanks to all who have shown an interest and offered a helping hand with our test spins. I will keep everyone posted on the permitting process and when Sol Pedal's door is open wide for business!

St. Peter's Beach Cleanup 2009

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. _ Helen Keller

Tuesday, February 2

taken from the book Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

"Generally speaking, though, Americans have an inability to relax into sheer pleasure. Ours is an entertainment seeking nation, but not necessarily a pleasure-seeking one. Americans spend billions to keep themselves amused with everything from porn to theme parks to wars, but that's not exactly the same thing as quiet enjoyment. Americans work harder and longer and more stressful hours than anyone in the world today. We we seem to like it. Alarming statistics back this observation up, showing that many Americans feel more happy and fulfilled in their offices than they do their own homes. Of course, we all inevitably work too hard, then we get burned out and have to spend all weekend in our pajamas, eating cereal straight out of the box and staring at the TV in a mild coma (which is the opposite of working, yes, but not exactly the same thing as pleasure). Americans don't really know how to do nothing. This is the cause of that great sad American stereotype _ the overstressed executive who goes on vacation, but who cannot relax."

So be kind to yourself, relax and enjoy the ride.

Monday, February 1

Elizabeth and Mitch NYE 2008

Choose your clothes as you would your friends.
The best tend to be warm, witty and colorful.