We had a nice low-key Christmas. We visited many of the local relatives and had a few cocktails. The week of Christmas was scheduled as a rest week in the training plan. It's a good thing because we spent an awful lot of time in the car. The day after Christmas we headed down to
We returned the day before New Year's Eve, the ride home seemed quite a bit longer than the ride down. We got a late start (I need my beauty sleep) and arrived back in
New Year's Day I was still feeling less than motivated. I felt pretty content to sit around and watch the outdoor hockey game. Despite it being a great game I was convinced to give xc-skiing a shot. We went out to Burchfield, rented some equipment and I floundered around for an hour in the snow. I actually had a pretty good time and if I could be convinced that we'd have consistent snow, I'd likely buy the necessary equipment. I spent the rest of the week trying to catch up on my missed training. With Andrea's birthday, an unexpected funeral and oddly scheduled hockey games the attempt was good but unsuccessful. Now I just need to get back on the horse and stay consistent. No need to dwell on lost opportunity, unless I lose a close race come spring.
My new team bike, Rocky Mountain Vertex 70, should be shipped today. The new Bowflex should ship soon alleviating those nasty trips to the gym.