So Ive had an awesome little Christmas break. Got to spend some quality time with the family and also with Amy. I had a total of 9 days off the bike all together and although i have started training/racing again i am still taking it easy just for the first week, so I feel refreshed and ready to go for the busy month i have coming up, leading into the Nationals.
I spent most of my week off at the shops, starting and then finishing my Christmas shopping so that all my closest friends and family would feel well loved and i think that i did my job reasonably well. I got some cool gifts for Amy and my parents and I also received some really cool stuff. I will be reading well into the new year and also smelling great with the number of books and smelly stuff i got.
New years was last night, I had a simple meal down by the beach with Amy, Melinda and Brent. Mel and Brent have become our standard double date couple, we always have a good time together and have interesting conversations. We have a lot in common with them and I enjoy their company. I then drove us into Melbourne and we had desert and sat down at Southbank, by the Yarra, to enjoy the fireworks put on by the city. We werent 100% sure about what would happen because of the total fire ban that was enforced throughout the state for the day, but they went ahead as planned on the stroke of midnight. For those of you overseas, the temperature in Melbourne on new years eve hit 42 (thats 108 degrees in the USA). At one point during the day i put our thermometer in the sun and it got up to 49......man im glad we have a pool.
So now im on the road back to peak fitness, hopefully achieving that in the first week of Feb. Still weighing up my options for Comm Games, working out if it is worth having a crack at the qualifying time before Feb....possibly mucking with my preperations for Nationals.....but ill talk with my coaches over the next week and see what they think.
Big news on my pro team, we signed a new title sponsor for the next 3 years....Priority Health....this is great because it gives the team stabilty to build on for the future and of course more money. Excellent news for all the riders and management and is thanks to the hard work from the management and also the current sponsors, who have stepped aside as title sponsors and given the reigns over to a company that will work really hard with us to make the team all that it can be. Its awesome.
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR A WEEK AGO.