Two posts in January. Progress?! Maybe?!
I hate to use the excuse "busy"....ever. Because in reality we are all busy. Sometimes busy even means sitting your bum on the couch and doing nothing. It is something that has to be done and must be fit into "life".
In reality, bum-on-the-couch has not been in the cards.
*93-year-old Grandma passed earlier this month. If you know the Webb family you can't help but notice the closeness they all share. A huge part of this loving family was because of Grandma. She was a caring, loving, gentle soul. She embraced her family unlike anything I have ever seen. Tomorrow we say our good-bys, although the traditions she instilled amongst her family will live on forever. She left footprints on every heart she touched.
(Kitty footprints in the snow)
*The weather left us bundled inside. I cleaned out my closet that looked like it could have been border-line hoarding. It is officially a walk-in closet again. And I feel lost without all my shoes. But thanks to Zoot, it will be Christmas in January soon!
*It has been 6, yep, SIX entire months of no hospital visits and in turn 6 months of solid training. 6 months ago I held an FTP of 150'ish. This number (although tough to swallow) kept me going, knowing how much further I could push. Seeing gains made me excited to ride, excited to train, and anxious to get stronger. Not one week has surpassed 15 hours, my body has limits. BUT I am excited to enter a race in 8 weeks with the most fitness I have had since August of 2010.
*Speaking of race. We are headed to Costa Rica. I don't own a passport. We are working on that. My picture got denied. No headbands. I don't live a day without a headband. New photo submitted. Convinced I will go un-recognized.
*Humira can cause arthritis. Humira is used to treat arthritis. Makes sense right?! I now have arthritis in my foot. It hurts. But not enough to stop me from sport. So my right foot will be swimming, biking, running OR sitting in an ice bucket. This was determined after multiple (ie:8) doctor visits. No wonder there is no time to blog. Stress fracture, gout, cyst were all ruled out. Actually a huge cyst was found, but it doesn't hurt, so "it" needs to be named because" it" will be with me forever.
*Some non-racing goals were set for the new year. One has been a huge success: Spend more time with girlfriends. Dinners, coffees, mani/pedis, have been super enjoyable catching up with new and old friends. Epic fail on the other: No shopping for three months. The new Coach bag was reaching for me, I budged, but half of it was accounted for through gift cards, so maybe I only failed half way. I will make up for it by spending more time with friends. :)
*Up and Coming events: One hour postal swim on Sunday and Colorado next week!
Live it up!