Geeze Louise – the past month has been absolutely insane!
I went from being in London for a week…
…to Thanksgiving in GA…
…to losing my mind in the office for a week prepping for a convention…
…to Vegas (for a WEEK off of the strip at the Hilton) for the aforementioned convention.
It was insane.
TANGENT: While in Vegas I finally got to meet Michelle! She was there for RnR Las Vegas & we met for Breakfast at the Venetian the day after the race. Michelle is awesome – everyone should meet her!
After Vegas I promptly got a sinus infection and was sick as a dog for a week (I’m surprised I still have functioning lungs because I’ve been hacking & coughing so much).
And now here we are on December 18th – and I am finally starting to feel HUMAN again!
So I donned a jersey & my helmet and did something I’ve been waiting for over a year to do…
That’s right folks, I went MOUNTAIN BIKING!!!
I’ve quietly been saving my pennies for a mountain bike because I missed the trails more than I ever thought I would – Who would have thought?!
Ryan and I got in about 12 miles at Balm Boyette – which used to be a phosphate mine, but is now a nature preserve slash mountain bike park!
It was SO much fun & surprisingly I was much more confident on the trails that I thought I’d be after a year on pavement only. I guess it’s like…well…like riding a bike! My muscles remembered just what to do! (See what I just did there?)
I even rode FOUR intermediate trails – which just might be a record for me! (Before we sold my last MTB, I would panic as soon as I was on anything but beginner trails.)
It was such a fun day – I can’t wait to get out there again!
Now if I could just quit coughing I’d be all set…