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Wildway Crew Stories: Reese Ruland (Cycling)

August 01, 2017

Wildway Crew Stories: Reese Ruland (Cycling)

Our Wildway Crew highlights ordinary people doing extraordinary things.


Within each of us lies the potential to live life to the fullest. We have the ability to choose our own destiny, live without fear or limits, challenge ourselves and grow, do and be whatever makes us happy. We have the ability to be free. It's how you live a Wildway of life and there are people all around us inspiring others with their actions. We want to celebrate that by highlighting and honoring those who  #LiveWild.


Meet this week's featured Wildway Crew member:


Reese Ruland

Morgan Hill, California
Wildway of Life = Cycling

Outlook = My motto is better busy than bored and I try to follow that mantra every day

Meet Reese.  Her passion for running and cycling runs thick. Although she lives in California, her love for outdoor sports brings her to Colorado as often as possible where she logs many miles through the beautiful scenery.  Reese reminds us to get out & get moving - no excuses.

Here is Reese's Story in her own words:

"My Mom tells me I was able to run before I could walk. And I haven't stopped since.

I am an ultra marathon runner, road and mountain biker and full-time outdoor enthusiast.  When I'm not running 50 miles or racing up 14ers in Colorado- I'm probably riding 50 miles on my road or mountain bike or even bike packing.

I prefer to spend my days logging lots of miles in the mountains of Colorado or riding my bike for hours. For me, being outside gives me a sense of comfort that a couch simply cannot compete with. I feel my best when I am pushing myself to run, cycle, play, and enjoy the outdoors.   

Monday through Thursday I run before work. At lunch, I ride my bike for an hour with the rest of the Specialized employees. On Friday I attend morning yoga, hosted at the office. Saturday and Sunday I usually do long trail runs followed by a relaxing day at a cafe.

To date, my longest run was 50 miles and my longest ride was 106 miles.  I love the feeling of sitting on top of a 14er in Colorado. Nothing beats running up steep trails and sitting on top of the world.

Sometimes I have a lot on my mind and I try to think through those things when I'm running or biking, but mostly, I try to just relax and be mindful of where I am. It's so easy to get caught up thinking and being in my own headspace that I forget to look around and take in where I am and what I'm doing. It's important to just be present." 

Live Wild. Cycle Wild.

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