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Mom

Heartfelt thanks to all who were able to come to mom’s life celebration. From life-time friends, to neighbors, to even casual acquaintances and inclusive of great food, all at the church and home she loved so much; it was a perfect celebration of my mother, and even moreso because you were a part of it. She was well loved. Mom would have been quite pleased. For those who couldn’t make it, I thought I’d share my eulogy as, even in a partial manner, it exemplifies my unusual bond with my mom: I am one of those fortunate people who had an honest, raw and authentic relationship with my mother. As I say that, it may conjure up images of admiration […]

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Category: Musing

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July

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Six hours in Paris with Diane Delucchi

With little time and no agenda Diane and I dumped ourselves into the middle of Paris and then started walking. The rest unfolded a fun and enlightening day, packed full of memorable moments inclusive of trying to hit up all the major landmarks and in the process stumbling across; prep for the LGBT parade/celebration and all that comes along with that, prep for a major event/meet-and-greet with the players of Euro 2016 – the European cup Soccer (my title) that is happening now, lots of police and security packing automatic rifles, the reality that Paris does not believe in offering public toilets for the thousands of people who visit each day, and negotiating the massive crowds and traffic after coming […]

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Category: Adventure

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July

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Post Camino Thoughts

Camino thoughts: The completion of any good adventure tends to show up as an opening rather than a culmination, and this one—cycling the Camino de Santiago pilgrims route—proved that true, again. An opening to new friendships and the possibility of new adventures while being open to negotiating the struggles. But most importantly it was an opportunity ‘seeing’ the other people taking on this quest. On the outside, completing this Camino is a strenuous physical endeavor for all. Within the complexity of the journey, inner worlds unfold, whether they walk solo in a separate spiritual quest, or connect daily with others. My greatest joy was to be surrounded by that unfolding happening around me as we engaged in our own challenging […]

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Category: Adventure

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July

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Day 13 Portomarin to Arzua

Day 13 Portomarin to Arzua – 37 miles that included some extra credit as a couple of us rode back to a rest stop we took, to retrieve Ruben’s Camino Credential (passport) that was left there. It was another day of mostly dirt and rocky double track and loads of fun riding. Today we ‘acquired’ Chemo and Fabia a grandfather and grandson team we had met much further back in our trip—so it was a reunion of sorts. Chemo’s daughter adopted Fabia, who is from Honduras, and at 7 years old he is a fearless and strong rider and smokes the single track! The highlight of our day besides the really tough and steep climbs and descents, was eating lunch […]

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Category: Adventure

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July

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Day 12 – Triacastela to Portomarin – Camino de Santiago

Day 12 – Triacastela to Portomarin – Only about 26 miles today but one of our most technical riding days, which made it one of my favorite days of the entire trip—lots of steep hike-a-biking as well as fun crazy downhill trails. We are in cattle country now, so it’s vast green expanses, misty hillsides, wildflowers and steep, rocky ups and downs. We are now also riding with Mark, a Chicagoan living in Denver who is riding the Camino and then down to Portugal to surf. He’s easily joined our team, which is now 5 people, and we are having a blast. Our day seemed to take forever because we are getting a bit complacent given we are almost done—picture […]

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Category: Adventure

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July

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Day 11 – Villafranca Del Bierzo to Triacastela

Day 11 – Villafranca Del Bierzo to Triacastela – 31 mi. One of our shortest days but inclusive of the toughest climb on the route. For those in SC, think Alba Rd plus one mile—on a mountain bike with 30 lbs added to it. My left quad is very unhappy today and so on this climb I had to try and soft pedal as much as possible on steep terrain, pushing mostly with my right leg, which made my lower back unhappy. This type of bodily workaround is familiar territory for me on any long adventure, but it never proves seamless. We celebrated the climb, hit some awesome gravely downhill doubletrack, lit more candles in finely stone-crafted churches, then rolled […]

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Category: Adventure

About Me

endurance athlete..speaker..writer..coach..sport psychology consultant..photographer

Few athletes surpass Terri Schneider’s consistency, durability, longevity and charisma in endurance sports. As a pioneer in several sports, she has blazed a path through the endurance world that combines a zeal to experience new cultures and remote landscapes, with a hunger to push her physical and mental limits. Terri’s passion is to share these experiences with others as a motivational speaker, author, coach, consultant and photographer.

As an adventure racer, triathlete, ultrarunner and mountaineer, Terri has raced and adventured in over 70 countries. Through the hundreds of events in which she’s excelled she’s established herself as one of the most diversely experienced multi-sport endurance athletes and coaches in the world.

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