Monday, August 11, 2014

Coming Back to Life

Wow! I feel so lame for letting this lapse for so long, but really this whole summer has just been a blur and flown by so quickly. It's also crazy how quickly things change. Let's see, last post was early May. Quick recap since then, went out to Firebird 40, had a great time, finished 13th? Cool event, wish I would have pre-ridden the course, but was cool. Went down to Durango for the Iron Horse, got rained out. Came back, and was faced with some life stuff. Finally took care of the final estate items that have been lingering since my Dad's passing, and got many things put to rest. That was good. Also became single again after almost a year, so that's been a bit of a shock to the system again. Along with cleaning up leftover messes and dealing with relationship woes, I've really had to put racing on the back burner. A huge disappointment since I really do enjoy it so much. But, with all things, it's never a waste if you come away better and strong from it. Which I have. 

Since then I've really tried to jumping back to my life. I use to refer to it as my old life, but it's not old, it's just simply me. It's what I care for and it's what I want to be. I'll take my most recent race result after not racing for a few months as ever proof of that. Normally long races are a huge challenge for me, but somehow I was able to come out of last week's Power of Four Mtb race with a 4th place. I had to say I didn't expect it, but I really didn't. But no complaints for finally have a race I'm proud of. With that being said, I'm really looking forward to the Grand Junction Off Road at the end of the month. I've never been to the Whiskey 50, but with the huge following that race has, and the hard work Todd Sadow puts into events, I'm sure the Off Road will be an awesome race. In the meantime, I'm enjoying being me, and being back to me. 

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