What have I been up to lately? Not too much, believe it or not. My final work trip of the year was a couple weeks ago and now I can kick back and stay on the ground for at least two whole months. Traveling is usually fun and exciting, but I had to force myself to get to the airport for the last couple trips this year because I was simply burnt out. Plus, flying is annoying. I went on 13 trips that required flying this year and worked an additional two events locally. Phew! Needless to say, I'm ready to be home and stay here.
In terms of sweating, well, I'm still sweating. I can't remember if I mentioned it on here, but I joined a cycling team and in turn have been on the bike more. I have a couple goals I'd like to accomplish with this team: get faster on the bike, learn about road racing, and actually race a road race in the Spring. Having other girls to ride with regularly is so awesome, especially as it gets darker, colder and wetter outside.
Cyclocross season ended as of November 10th for me at the Woodland Park GP and what a race to end the season. This race pulls a lot of racers (and spectators) from all over and ends up being one of the biggest cyclocross events on the West coast if not the biggest. The course was fun, the crowd was loud and I felt like it was my best cross race of the season - win! (no, I didn't win. It was a win for me personally)
Running is still happening too, but not as much as cycling. Average mileage per week is probably somewhere around 15-20. I'd like to train for and race a half in the beginning of the year, just haven't picked one yet.
There's just so much going on and it's hard to prioritize. I WANT TO DO IT ALL! Cycling, snowboarding, running, swimming, weights, snowshoe, holiday parties - Why isn't there time to do it all?! Snowboarding and Cycling are fighting tough for my attention and I'd like to give them equal attention, so I need to figure out how to get in long rides during the week so I can slash some pow on the weekends.
Until next time, friends...