Tuesday, September 6, 2011

weekend update

finally!
I meant to get another update in about the race last weekend but didn't get there.  It's kind of how my entire summer has been, 'I meant to but didn't'.. oh well  

Racing season is over and the Mommies / Babes in Motion kicked ass this past weekend!  I'm so proud of all of them. I wanted to go and watch them race, sadly I slept right through the TWO alarm clocks I had set. I do this all the time on a workday but have never slept through a cheering event.

I was going to race this one but decided a few weeks ago not to. I have been enjoying not having any pressure, and training when/how I wanted. To be honest for me race day is my least favourite day on the schedule so this year was the racing season that never started.  It's ok.  It's what I wanted, what I needed. Theres been alot of internal bullshit to get through and I think I may be having a mid-life crisis. I'm ok with that but if that's the case where are the young men and sportscars??!! I thought these things went hand in hand with a mid-life crisis? At any rate, I'm relieved because no one will be asking me "are you going to race?" anymore. The season is over and I'm back to training and things will only go up from here. Coach is keeping me on track for next season and from what I have seen, training for that starts um NOW?!  jeez

This past weekend I went to visit a friend, she lives north of me and in the same location where my family had our cottage growing up. I went there most weekends into my teenage years and at least once or twice a year until they sold it a few years ago. I love the area. It's left me remembering my grandparents with a smile and Finnish coffeecake and Danish meatballs and badly sung Finnish sauna songs that they taught us.

our cottage was on this island
bliss
That's all I got...

ps - does anyone else automatically think "Jane you ignorant sl..." when you hear "weekend update"?

6 comments:

Matty O said...

Enjoy these last few weeks of nice weather. In 6 weeks, time for winter coats :(

Get your miles in over the winter, spring and summer won't be nearly as bad, trust me :)

Julie said...

So good to hear from you! I've missed your posts. If you happen to figure out where the young guys and sports cars are let me know...I'm looking for both...

The weekend getaway looks awesome...could only be better with the above... :)

She said I need a goal said...

Matty, I love the fall, my favourite season.

Julie, I will definitely keep you posted.

Tricia said...

sounds like a great weekend

Jason said...

Those pics look heavenly.

I agree with Matty but for us Fall is here and will last until February/March and then Summer again. it's just how we roll in TX.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

But, BUT, BUTTTTTTTTTT..... Whata bout my Bday half mary?!?!! *sniff*

I havent had the season I wanted either, I cant wait for 2011 to be over with, done, forget about it. I am already planning 2012, new rules, new plans, new stragedy to rebirth me as a racer in this crazy sport