- Trip to California this summer was awesome. 3 weeks spent in wine country, doing some training, visiting some wineries, and hanging out with the inlaws is rough, I know. Vineman, however, was no cakewalk. A gorgeous race, a shame the swim was so darn shallow. After the turn around, my hands were scraping bottom for most of the way back to transition. Bumpy, technical bike course. I need to get over my chickensh*t fear of descending. You pass winery after winery, thinking "if only I could stop and taste..." It got pretty darn hot. I stopped half way up Chalk Hill to give some spare salt tabs to a guy whose quads were totally cramping up in a horrible way (he repassed me on the bike, only for me to pass him on the run with his legs locked up again). The run was HOT and HILLY. No personal best, but so glad it was done. Hung out with fun friends post race! Molly = best Vineman sherpa ever.
- Beach time! Only one week this year, and interrupted with showhouse to-doings and threatened hurricanes. Ate, drank, lounged, didn't train much but got my butt handed to me on a Fat Frog ride. I have totally fallen off the workout wagon this fall, averaging a whopping 3 workouts a week (if that...) Can you say LAZY ASS?! It has been nice though, to just run when I want, eat what I want, drink what I want and decompress. Job stress is at an all time high in our house, and I needed the break away from that aspect of my life to make room for other concerns.
- Richmond Symphony Designer Showhouse. I loved my room, and felt that everything that went in it was absolutely perfect. There was some nail biting at getting the wallpaper in on time, but it all worked itself out. Here are some pics:
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Several fine folks had left little messages on Facebook asking when I was going to update my blog, but that was over 2 months ago! Do you really care about a few missing race reports, beach trip happenings, job to do-ings? At this point, there is just too much to catch up on and the thought of bringing the world up to speed on life chez moi is overwhelming. Let's instead just summarize, shall we?