Sunday, November 9, 2008
Life in S.D.
I got down here friday afternoon and was welcomed by 80 degree temp and blazing sun...let's just say I was stoked!
James and I went out for a mellow ride once I got here and it felt great to spin along the S.D. coast, my new home! Saturday, we all got up early and went out to Temecula for the hillbilly bike bash. James and I did the XC race and Beth got in a run. It was so hot out there...is it really November?!
The XC race was my first race back after my three month "life change phase." It felt great to be back at it even though it was hot, dusty and painful (and it's the off-season) =) James and I both walked away with wins in our respective categories, which is always nice.
--James on top of the podium...standing tall in that sweet Skinfit cycling kit!
We were racing as Team Skinfit-Mattise and Jack's so I think it is fair to say we represented both companies well. Plus, we looked good sporting our new cycling kits...Skinfit gear covered in Matisse and Jack's logos.
After the race we cruised back to Carlsbad and then James and I went out for a short run and a recovery swim. So, a long day and it was perfect. James and Beth cooked up some awesome food and then we had some Wiens wine that Luke gave us...great meal after a great day of training and racing!
This morning we went to the ranch run and ran way too far and way too hard =) No, it was actually a solid run on some cool trails. Can't wait to make this one a main stay when I get down here for good. Then randomly it started to rain and it got really windy...what gives? Isn't this San Diego...ha, ha. Have to take the good with the bad I guess ;)
Now the couch is my friend, beer is in hand and football is on the tube...the perfect sunday!
Life is good....
-The team that is taking good care of me...cooking good food, letting me stay with them, acting as tour guides, the list goes on! Thanks guys!!!