Author Archives: Alyson Indrunas

About Alyson Indrunas

Always learning about instructional design, educational technology, #OER, professional development, adult education & writing. Travels to talk about Open Education during the workweek. Advocates for more girls on bikes during the weekend. Bike racer w/ @queensofdirt A Memoir.

Reflections from The Podium

Oh, how I wish I was writing a reflection about my bike racing season, but um, I’m getting slaughtered this year. Destroyed. Annihilated. Nothing to see this cyclocross season. I moved up into the Ladies A (expert/pro) category this year … Continue reading

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#NWeLearn2018 Keynote: Change Management & Other Duties As Assigned

This is the keynote that I delivered today at NWeLearn in Boise, Idaho.  I skipped a lot of words and free-styled a bit during the actual preso, and here is a link to my slides. This is what I wrote in … Continue reading

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Story That I Wanted To Hear

“I act like someone in a bomb shelter trying to raise everyone’s spirits.” Carrie Fisher I’ve spent the last month trying to write an article, my elusive book, and a serious essay, and I failed miserably on two of three. For … Continue reading

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The Right Time to Burn A Match

There’s a saying in bike racing that I always find interesting. “You need to be strategic about where you’re willing to burn a match in a race.” In race reports, you might read, “I burned a match on that switchback and … Continue reading

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Why I Race: A Memoir

I’m 39 years old and I’m finally learning how to race my bike. ~Katie Compton I’d like to start by expressing gratitude to all of you who read my last post. I thought it was so silly when I was … Continue reading

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Reflecting On Some Things: A Memoir

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” ~Leonard Cohen I’ve been writing three blog posts for months, and I just need to post one. My mind is buzzing with all of the conversations that I … Continue reading

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Two Rides, Two Lanterns Rouge: A Memoir

I lived near the train tracks when I was kid, I distinctly remember the red light at the end of the trains that rolled through my town. The air brakes of trains were deafening, and we used to ride our … Continue reading

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My First Grind Corps Gran Fondo: A Memoir

First of all, let me start by saying that if you’re checking out this post hoping that I’ll have some magic formula about bike gearing and fitness about gravel rides, this post may not be for you. I’m also taking … Continue reading

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To Ambitious Administrators, With Love

Dear Ambitious Administrator, First off, let me tell you, I understand you with my deepest empathy, and I write this bloggy letter out of love and respect. You most likely left teaching because you needed the money. That’s a chapter … Continue reading

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Progression Doesn’t Have To Be Painful

My blog title could very well describe the work that I do. You? More on that idea another day. Let’s talk bikes! My title is really a direct quote from Angi Weston’s new website. And look, ya’ll, see where her incredible … Continue reading

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