Monday, March 12, 2012

Time to Race

It has been four months since my last race. A lot has happened in this time - mostly in my personal life. But we all know that all parts of life affect training. I have been so angry that I had some amazing training sets. I've hurt so much that I was incapable of making myself hurt at all in training. And through it all, there have been moments that showed me how caring and wonderful people can be. I am grateful for true friends. I have done my best to put one foot in front of the other and really appreciate the good in my life. There is so very much of it.

Sunday is my first race of the 2012 season and I am ready. I am excited. The forecast calls for rain and cold. My kind of race.

One of my favorite local climbs. I did it twice Sunday. It was a hard day on the bike.

But it was a good day. A day where you could see for miles.

And a day where I finished the ride knowing I am ready to race.