The holidays have really taken me for a ride this year. I had higher expectations for my spirits to be up and my energy to out last all the parties and plans I had made. It really took me a big push to get into the holiday spirit. Last year, I was at the end of my radiation treatment and pretty exhausted but managed to really pull off a lot more than I did this year or maybe not…maybe it just seems that way. I must have been functioning in that strange energy of the ‘cancer vortex’ and not even realizing how exhausted I was.
Our holiday has been pretty wonderful and I am grateful for that! It really started off with G’s birthday mid month and continued on full speed ahead from there. We have been enjoying the extra socializing with family and friends and the weather has been unseasonably warm so we are getting out on our bikes. We actually canceled our New Year’s weekend travel plans to stay home. It is just too much and I am tired. I want to start the New Year off feeling refreshed. Besides, training starts um…now! Got to get my body back in shape and I only have less than 4 months to do it.
I thought about reflecting on the past year and trying to write about it. I sat down and stared at my computer…Nah. I do not want to look back. It is only forward from here.
Stay tuned for what will hopefully be more posts about riding and racing bikes and less about, dare I say it- cancer!
Here is to a healthy and peaceful 2012 for all!
|Group ride Christmas Eve- thanks for the photo Bill W!|
|G and I bumped into a friend during our Christmas morning ride and he snapped our photo- thanks SPP!|