Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I'm Alive

Sorry about the lack of recent update. To be honest, there hasn't been much development of interest.

I am, however, alive and back at home recovering. I'm lucky to have two of the most awesome "nurses" ever - the first in my husband who has been awesome with me since I've been home for the last week. Despite being quite bummed that I'm not in Europe - it is nice to be home. The other cuddle-monster is my kitten. It's really hard not to be awesomely happy when you have a purring kitten in your lap (except for when said purring kitten decides to try to take a chunk out of your arm or foot with his fangs). All and all - things are coming around.

I have a great support crew here in Ottawa. Martin Zollinger has been helping me to realign my spin (apparently when you take a header into the ground at 50km/h things tighten up and shift!) and I'm really looking forward to my massage with Craig this afternoon!

The weather has shifted here in Ottawa and I feel it's pretty safe to say that spring has sprung! YIPPEE!

Also - the team has been rocking it up - so while I'm sidelined at least I can live vicariously through them! Since I got home from Redlands, Lex has won Battenkill out east and Denise came second at Harris Roubaix out west! I really wish that I could make it to Calabogie this weekend - but I think I'm going to have to sit out again. I'm recovering, slowly, but surely (did I mention slowly?) but I'm going to err on the side of caution. Need to get out a full length ride before I try to race - which is too bad because I can't WAIT to show off how HAWT the new kits are - and I am enjoying the Hincapie chamoix as well! :)

On that note - my heart goes out to teammie Joanie who was over in Europe and after a great 20th placing on the 2nd stage of a tour in Holland (I'm not even going to try to spell the name), she got caught up in a crash and broke her collarbone. Apparently we both need to learn to stay on our bikes (and the sad part is that we were joking about it before team camp even started!)

But onwards and upwards. As my dorky book of the moment said "life is like an escalator - you just keep going on and up." Well you have to take inspiration where you can right?!?