I am in love with this time of the season. I love the snow. I was born and raised in Buffalo NY and it’s part of who I am.The world is so dark this time of the year and the snow lights it all up. I listen to Christmas carols non stop. I dust off the snowshoes and trade some road running for snowshoeing through the woods (crosses over nicely for running as well).
It’s the one time of the year people are a little nicer to one another. We hold the doors for more people, we say Merry Christmas so strangers (or happy holidays). We decorate our houses with trees and lights and … it’s just beautiful. The world feels full of so much goodness and so much hope. So… it’s cold. Get some good gear and build yourself a fire!Things around here are rolling along. I just finished up a busy ten days as I began a new nursing position. I don’t talk about my work as an RN much…. as I said before some of the work I do is “information sensitive.”. I began a new position as an RN investigator/ auditor. I work part time (20 hours a week) and not only do I set my own hours and have incredible flexibility.
I will never…. ever stop being a nurse. No matter what happens in any other area of my life. It keeps me grounded firmly in reality. Never will I stop. I love it too much.The past ten days were the orientation and I could never have made it through without my husband and son, and the amazing support team I have around here. I am so lucky in so many ways. I am grateful beyond belief.
It’s back to normal around here today. Whew. Thank goodness!Training with Coach Ryan is going just fine. Nothing exciting yet, just the basics as it should be.I like his style, his plan…. it’s laid back and concrete.
I need to give a big shout out to Brandon and crew at Towpath Bikes: they not only tuned up my gorgeous Quintana Roo, they installed my new Quarq (it was on warranty, man Quarq really stands by their products… thank you) and yesterday I got re-fitted to my bike.They are letting me test out these beautiful Bontrager wheels at Texas 70.3! I LOVE product testing!
I like to do a fitting once a year or every two. My body changes and I like to dial it in as best as I can. With my focus being on 70.3 this season I was able to get a touch more aggressive and much more comfortable. I really liked the new fitting system at Towpath… I will write a full review this week, but take it from me now…. it’s awesome.And you need to get yourself one of these shirts from Towpath before they are GONE!
Wholeforever is going fine as well. It’s really become a lifestyle for me. Now that I have dialed in the method of eating…. I am down about ten pounds…. I am going to focus on getting down to a better body composition.Coaching is going amazing. My stable is completely full for the 2014 season, Jennie is full as well, but stay tuned. We have some options coming in January. Our new website will be up shortly… we are taking our time so we can do it the way we want to do it! I look at my athlete stable and I think….. wow. I have the ability to work with a group of amazing people. Absolutely amazing. Many of them came to swim camp this weekend and our kick off party…. and I can’t believe I get to work with them. They inspire me on a level they don’t even know exists.
It’s a good time of the season. I am surrounded by goodness on all levels. Coaching, nursing, weather, people and most importantly…. my beautiful boys. They are the wind beneath my wings.
Before I forget:
- Few if any spots remain in my Monday night cycling classes at Towpath. Call 381-2808 to inquire. Monday nights at 6:30, bring your bike, we have the trainers.
- Yoga for Athletes…. look for another session to begin at Towpath in January!
- Elevating your mental game. Join me on Tuesday Jan 14th at 6:30 at Towpath for an evening of discussion on how the space between your ears is your most important asset in performance. FREE! Call 381-2808 to register. This is filling fast!
- Swim camps for Jan 12th and Feb 23rd remain open, but are filling. Register here.