Elisa Jones

Elisa Jones is an avid trail runner and biker and a member of the Grand Valley Trails Alliance.

March 24, 2015
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Why even us cyclists should care about pavement

By Elisa Jones On Friday, March 13, I attended the Walking and Biking Summit in Grand Junction. I’ll be honest, I’m not sure that if I weren’t a trail advocate I would have had any interest in attending. If you’ve read anything I’ve written, you know I’m kind of a […]
March 24, 2015
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Go there and find it

By Elisa Jones So I’ve been really enjoying this book, “The Genie Within.” It’s all about how to engage your sub-conscious mind to your greatest benefit. I have to admit that one of the reasons I really like this book is that it confirms for me so many of the […]
January 23, 2015
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Becoming an athlete

By Elisa Jones The Trail goes on forever, It pulses in my veins Leading me to secret places Guiding on to sacred spaces My heart and mind it full embraces My soul it lifts to higher planes. Last year, when I was 34, I started a new website: trails365.com. Through […]
April 29, 2014
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Conquering our fear

By Elisa Jones / Grand Valley Trails Alliance   “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”  ― Winston Churchill A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.”  ― Veronica Roth, Divergent Sometimes, my brain gets on an ethereal or emotional area and plagues me […]
April 2, 2014
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Follow the river

By Elisa Jones / Grand Valley Trails Alliance “She needed to get out of there. Her brains, thankfully, were still safely in her skull, but her emotions were splattered on the pavement.” ― Francine Pascal I’m starting to really like the Riverfront Trail. I didn’t think this would ever be the case […]
March 24, 2014
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How to be a master

By Elisa Jones / Grand Valley Trails Alliance   “If you’re any good at all, you know you can be better.” ― Lindsay Buckingham   On my first day of student teaching way back in January 2004, the principal sat me and the two other student-teachers down for a chat. We thought […]
March 5, 2014
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Why do you do hard things?

By Elisa Jones / Grand Valley Trails Alliance   “I don’t want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud […]
February 10, 2014
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How to Really Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

By Elisa Jones / Grand Valley Trails Alliance I’m sure you’ve seen the news articles, the billboards, the commercials. You know that the flu is bad this year. And I’ll bet you’ve gotten your flu shot, purchased a gallon-size container of hand sanitizer AND the anti-microbial tissues.   Right?   […]
January 4, 2014
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While You Are Here, Be Here

By Elisa Jones/Grand Valley Trails Alliance   I have a weird name, I know. It’s too many vowels. I’ve been tempted to legally alter it to something more phonetically pleasing. Unfortunately, this is highly impractical. I mean, consider: Eeleesah? E’Leasah? E•Lee•sah? I know, right? So I’ll just settle for the […]