Sunday, February 27, 2011

Beautiful South Carolina

So I'm not sure if I technically have met my goal of blogging while I was away per se. I have made it to the Greenville airport on the second time around and I'm heading home :( - when I checked in it informed me that it was -11 in Ottawa...a bit of a rude reminder when it has been close (or above) 20 all this week! Dreamlike.

Yesterday I was in heaven sitting on a curb in the parking lot in Clemson drinking a Caramel Machiatto from Starbucks in the sun. Wonderful. It was a perfect respite after a week of lots of leg breaking (and one soul breaking! HA!) hills. The riding down here is amazing. I can't say enough. I wish that I could stay longer - but I am looking forward to heading home.

I mean - come on - how could you not miss those two?!?

The camp was fab - an incredible group of ladies - loved every minute of it and it's been a long time since I've laughed so hard. Some light was shed on the fact that I think I've become a little neurotic with needing order and cleanliness in my old age (I'm sure Chris can attest to this) and may have wigged a few people out with my relentless need to have the dishwasher loaded CORRECTLY. Meh - what can I say...I believe I come by it honestly!

I think I'm going to have people withdrawl after such an amazing week. Good thing that I'm heading to my team launch in Montreal on Friday. Can't wait to get the Amira S-Works - gorgeous. I'm going to show off a little with a picture...I just can't help it!

I guess it's getting close to so-long SC...for now. I didn't even get to exercise my hulu watching time...oh well - I guess I'll have to save that for a few weeks from now when I head down to San Diego for team camp! YIPPEE! But I would have to sign off saying that this trip has been a 100% travelling sans-bike (thank you Matt and Craig) and carry-on only (I'm sorry Cara) has been a dream. They didn't even try to take away my chamois cream at securtiy. What a great day! The perfect end to an unreal week. :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Year's Blog resolution

That's right folks! It's time for me to let you all know that I'm going to start blogging again. Hmmm...I'm not sure I even believe it myself - it's sort of like the omnious New Year's resolution that I make EVERY year (much like it's going to be THIS year that I turn into a twiggy runway model) and yet sometime between, well from looking at history, April and July things go awry. Fingers crossed that this year is better - seeings as blog posts are at their highest when I'm riding well and the wins are coming in!

Speaking of which - I have a new, exciting cycling home for 2011 - with Team Juvederm-Specialized. The new digs are also responsible for the new look - I had a good time playing around with the Blog template - thank goodness they make it easy for those of us who are less computer saavy.

Years ago Chris and I discovered the "muffin cake" at a lovely internet cafe in Coolangatta, Australia. Last night, for Valentine's Day (one of only about 3 that we have spent together in the 9 years we have been together! Shout out to MJ who has been my Valentine's date for the last 3 years!) I decided to bring back the Muffin cafe in good form - isn't it awesome?

I would like to also give a shout out to the newest addition to our family (and cutest): Wicket Reid.

I'm going to miss him a whole lot when I'm off galavanting on my bicycle in South Carolina next week!

Goal for 2011 #1: Blog while down South! I'll keep you posted to see how it goes!