I've been in a bit of a funk the last month when it comes to blogging and social media. Similar to the pro women cyclists that hibernate after Worlds and come back out in December for training camps, I'm ready to get back at it.
From the Tour of California in May to UCI Worlds in September, I didn't take much of a break. Trying to do as much as I can for women's cycling without putting my marriage, training, or real job at risk was the goal and after 5 months I needed some recovery time. I kept up with Mailbox Monday and Wildlife Wednesday and the occasional FB/Twitter post, but let everything else drop.
Unfortunately, that doesn't mean I've had time to kill. My workload the past 2 months has been ridiculous, with travel and proposals that have required weekend and holiday hours. In November, we pulled off another successful Max Testa Training Camp in Napa Valley. I've picked up my cycling training and am back on a formal plan since the back injury, plus we are back to skiing on the weekends. If that wasn't enough, we have plenty of year-end activity with our consulting company which fills any spare spots on the calendar.
Terry and I spent most of November on the West Coast with combined work travel all over California and Seattle. We were thankful to stay home the week of Thanksgiving before traveling again last week. We even bought a new mattress and had it delivered but weren't able to try it out until a few nights ago. It's been a little crazy.
We missed seeing my brother and family over the holiday, but were able to spend time with loved ones during the week at home. Rob stayed overnight and we celebrated his birthday at Wasatch Brew Pub. A couple days later, my parents stopped by on their way to more Rhodes Scholar hiking trips. We celebrated an early Thanksgiving with Bombay House and a game of Scrabble. Then on Saturday, we celebrated the start of the Park City Winter Season on Main Street with friends.
We'll see what the next few weeks bring as we quickly approach Christmas and New Year's. For now, here are some highlight photos from the last month. Thanks for reading ... and being patient with my blog hibernation!
|Thankfully, our neighborhood salon is flexible and creative - cut it all off one Saturday.|
|Tried working/living on the road in California for a few days - maybe next year we'll do more.|
|Started every morning at MTT Camp with a relaxing walk around St Helena and a stop at Model Bakery.|
|Too busy with MTT Camp logistics and guiding for pictures, but here's one during a pit stop.|
|After several weeks back and forth to California, heading home to Utah over Donner Pass was a harsh reminder of winter.|
|Morning walk in Seattle before work meetings, just 2 days after walking in St Helena and a day at home.|
|Happy Birthday Rob! Matching shirts not planned and all purchased by Sharon at some point.|
|Been spending a lot of time in the basement lately|
|Miss these dudes!|
|Mom and Dad conquered the Grand Canyon and are on to Big Bend - so proud of their adventures!|
|1st Time on skis since back surgery - not 100% but so good to have my ski buddy back!|
|Park City Electric Parade|
|The mattress - so far, so good|
|Sometimes work travel isn't so bad - especially when it's a short drive away (Montage Deer Valley)|
|The Fitness Center and Pool were worth skipping the late nights and early wake-ups!|