Today is my oldest son's 19th birthday. He's being very gracious about the fact that the only thing he wants, really, is to go back to college and his friends, or go out ANYWHERE AT ALL with someone who isn't in his immediate family. 

Instead, we're making things as special as we can. He gets a cake baked by his little sister, takeout Thai food, and later on he and I are going on an online shopping (sort-of) spree. 

If it wasn't real last week, it certainly is now. I think a good 30-40% of you guys are under some kind of coronavirus lockdown by now.  Where I live in the California Bay Area, we have been under "Shelter in Place" or "Stay at Home" rules since Monday, which means that most everything is closed except for essential businesses. 

I don't really care to remember last week, but what I do remember is that every time I sat down to work my phone pinged with more scary news.

By yesterday afternoon, the county health department where I live had banned public gatherings of over 100 people, my kids' schools were closed for a month, and my college son was packing to come home three months early. 

If you follow Tonik on Instagram and Facebook (and if you don’t, why not??) you will have seen comments or tags from Amy Margolis. Amy is a Tonik ambassador who spends most of the year on the road doing endurance athletic events. She does more events per year than anyone I have ever met. But it was not always this way. I think her story is fascinating and inspirational and I asked her to tell it. This week is Part One.
How many times have you wanted to get out for a ride, a hike or a run and couldn’t find anyone to go with you? Or you just wanted to get out there by yourself and clear your head? It can be very liberating to strike out on your own and there are lots of reasons it’s fun.
It’s time to start planning where you’ll go in 2020 for the best Women’s Bike Rides in the country! We compiled an awesome list of women’s bike events for all ages and skill levels.