Tired but home. Home sweet home. The cats seemed pseudo-interested in our return. So long as they have food they seem to be quite comfy. Only a minor amount of havoc was created. Not bad for four days of freedom!
Traveling was smooth yesterday. My bike didn't make it. Oh well. Should come in today sometime. No worries - wasn't planning on riding today anyway. Need to give the body some time to heal. Bunch of new bruises and a small matter with a rather swollen thumb and hand. It is interesting sport keeps you fit and healthy but also does do some damage to the bones and ligaments. Still better than the damage the couch does.
Not much going today. Work. Laundry. Try to knit. Chill out. Go to bed early.
We are racing at home this weekend. Nice. No traveling. My mom is coming next week so I have a little bit to do around the house to get it ship shape...
Can't believe how warm it is here. So much warmer than Kamloops. Kamloops didn't do much for me. Mind you I didn't really see much of it.
The weekend of racing was good. I've been thinking about my race more. The more I think about it, the more I'm okay with it. I really wanted to win. I didn't. But I did make it on the podium at nationals. Something I've never done before. So this is good progress. This year I was 44 seconds off of first place. Last year I was close to three minutes down. So this alone is good. Baby steps. This weekend of racing has got me fired up again. Ready to start doing the work to get to the next level. Stronger. Fitter. Faster. Better. I love seeing progress. I've seen a lot of it this year. This is what keeps me going. Hard work and persistence does pay off.
Here are a couple of pics I found on the web:
Setup a new site last week for the Stevens Cross team. Check it out. In the next few days we hope to get some pics and race reports up.
Have a good one. Don't be afraid of the rain. Last time I checked we aren't made of sugar.