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2016 is Flying By - On Skis, Bikes, and Planes

I've barely been home in 2016 to do laundry let alone blog, but wanted to get a few photos posted before February arrives. Due to amazing snow conditions, cycling camp, and brutal work travel, January has flown by. I much prefer time traveling by skis or bike, but unfortunately I've also been logging air miles. Although the work travel isn't desirable, I'm making the most of the conditions no matter the mode of transportation.

Dec 31, 2015 - More Holiday Break skiing. So cold. Followed by fun times ringing out the old and bringing in the new with cycling friends in SLC.

Jan 1, 2016 - Happy New Year. Even colder.

Jan 2, 2016 - Skiing in the morning, Utes Women's Basketball with the neighbors in the evening.

Jan 3, 2016 - Last day of Holiday Break. Ready for a recovery day.

Jan 4-8, 2016 - Back to work, at least I only had to go into the office and not into a plane. Also helped out with Max Testa Training studio setup and got a little more serious on the trainer workouts.

Jan 9, 2016 - More snow, more skiing. Kid's lessons started so that frees up Corrie, Joe, and Kelly for adult skiing!! Fun evening with cycling and OR Show peeps.

Jan 10, 2016 - Can't get enough! After the last few years, we don't take good snow for granted anymore.

Jan 11-14, 2016 - Work travel to Minneapolis then personal travel to Dallas. Saw Terry's truck at the airport more than him.

Jan 15-18, 2016 - Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling Team Camp in Dallas. So proud of this team and excited to be involved. I missed big-time powder at home, but riding and getting to know the team was a blast. Follow the team on Social Media and check out all the amazing photos thanks to Cotton Sox Photography!

Jan 19-22, 2016 - Work travel to Seattle, San Francisco/Fremont/Santa Clara, then Tulsa. Meanwhile, my parents arrived and moved into the basement for their annual Sundance Volunteer visit. Hard to be away from Terry for another week and miss spending time with Bill and Nancy.

Jan 23, 2016 - Really just wanted to take a nap, but the mountain was calling. Team G&R (Green and Red, not Guns and Roses) were back at it. Then Terry and I did a Main St walk to take in all that is Sundance.


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