With the freak warm weather we’ve been having, I’ve been working on a couple of my goals:
-Cycling to work – 4 times now! In my new hipster helmet & Chrome bag (both Christmas presenets). Photos forthcoming.
-Getting involved with the local triathlon club. I signed up, and went to the first in a three-part bicycle maintenance class. This week I learned how to change a flat tire (which I sat through a lecture on last spring), and actually practiced myself! It’s so empowering, especially for me since I had gotten a flat last summer, attempted to change it, and couldn’t do it by myself. I had to skip a cycling workout that day for the triathlon I was training for, so this makes me think I’ll be that much more prepared this coming summer!
-Getting a new bike! I know, it seems like it’s every few months around here that a new set of wheels shows up. But it stuck around with me last summer when during one of my duathlons TWO people had made comments that I could have done better with a better bike (I rode my mountain bike in all my events last summer). So Mike & I spent some of our holiday time off scouring for bikes online & then a feverish afternoon going from bike store to bike store in Chicago. And now I have a lovely Trek Lexa roadbike! (photo also forthcoming). I’ve been on the trainer a few times, practicing indoors. A much better way to catch up on old tv episodes, if I have to say myself!
-Not as much yoga or running. But I am working on practicing my Om, my calm, even when I’m not in