A lot has been going on in my life over the past week. A lot of very promising things to be precise and I am excited about the way things are going.
is growing rapidly. The relationships I have forged with individual athletes and teams are paying dividends and I have truly enjoyed working with old and new partners. I really do love my "job" and the opportunities it presents. Things will only continue to get better on this front as the year progresses so I am excited about this.
Regarding training, things are coming along nicely. My knee is feeling good and workouts have been getting better. Jim has me training hard and I am really liking the "new" workouts. It has been great having him look after me and he has taught me a lot already. It helps a ton to be able to train with your coach on a regular basis. For instance, Jim and I just finished up a harder run and his guidance throughout the workout was great. We have some good training plans on tap and I have no doubt he will have me ready to roll when it counts. Thanks Jim!
I would be lying if I said I wasn't tired from all the training. However, I know my body is still getting used to the stress of training again (8 months is a long time to take off!) and things will get easier over time. Well, the workouts will get harder I am sure but my ability to handle multiple workouts per day and put together solid weeks and months will come with time.
On another note, I put in my 2 weeks notice at B & L yesterday. I am a bit sad to move on b/c I truly do like the people I work with and I have learned a lot from everyone there. It is a great shop with great people! However, when we moved down here the focus was on two things, and racing. Obviously, given my injury, etc. the focus shifted but now that things are moving in the right direction it is time to refocus on what I set out to do. So, I am all in...it is and racing full-time and I have no intention of falling short of my goals on either front. I will be traveling a lot for races (personal ones and event) so it would be impossible to juggle the bike shop and everything else. I also have a lot in the works for , one of which is a showroom, so I will need every minute of everyday to get my work done.
So, I am busy to say the least but I am busy with things I am very passionate about. A lot of risk has been taken in the past year and leaving B & L is one more but, I believe firmly that a life lived without risk is a life lived with regret. I think you all know I refuse to live me life with regret...I made this promise to myself 14 months ago when I left corporate America and I am not about to go back on my promise.
That is it from here. Have fun out there!
I need to start packing my camera again...the lack of pics is even bothering me ;)