What a great weekend I had! I feel like I’m crawling up out of the dark hole of winter and moving towards spring and triathlon season – yay!
Saturday I took a trip up to Auburn California, the self proclaimed endurance capital of the world, to speak with the race director of the Western States 100 race. My race club is manning the aid station at mile 85 and yours truly is the captain of that effort. I could not be more thrilled – this is such an honor. This particular aid station is really special because once the runners get here they are more than likely to finish the race. Being there to spur them on to victory and making sure that operations run smoothly at our station will be an exciting, exhausting, thrilling night. I can’t wait! If you happen to have ever run this race and know what can really make the difference at ALT please let me know.
Sunday I finally got back on my bike and rode it outdoors! This was the 2nd time since SOMA. I was riding with my friends who I always rode with in my life BF (before FoMo) and we had to take it easy because one of them is recovering from back surgery she had specifically so she could get back on the bike. We rode the entire Iron Horse Trail from Walnut Creek to Dublin which is about 16 miles each way plus I live a few miles from where we met up – total distance 36 miles in a little under 3 hours. Hey people – slow and steady wins the race, right? I decided to get the most out of the situation by putting my bike in the hardest possible gear for the whole ride. I’m feeling it today and it hurts so good!
I also am having those fun, funny heart beats that sent me to a cardiologist for extensive testing. Now I know I’m really back in the saddle.
And as though that isn’t enough good news for one post, I’ve landed a contract to do some work. That means I will be a wage earner again!! And that means I can register for Wildflower short course.
I know it’s only January but it seems the time has come to giddyup!