Wow, I've been so busy working and not-so-busy cycling, that I'm a little behind in bloggy-land.
I took last week off for some rest and did goofy things like swimming and yoga and walking to work. This week, I'm easing myself back on the bike. I've had this nagging hip problem in the 2nd half of the season (likely related to the tailbone problem) and I've been doing some specific exercises to help strengthen and rehab things a bit. Adding some walking in the mix also seems to be helping.
I helped Velogirl coach one of her skills clinics on Saturday. We had a great group of women and it was a hoot. It would be nice if the weather man could arrange more moderate temperatures for the upcoming clinics. I lost track of the number of bottles of water consumed, but it was a LOT!
The Rickster and I made a brief appearance at Master's Natz on Saturday night. After he fed me and I did some stretching and bathing, we headed down to Hellyer where we had to park about 1/2 mile from the track - not your typical Saturday night there. I located the keg while he was coming back from the parking area. I claimed a cup for him and one for me and parked on the bleachers. We saw a few people we knew, but definitely not everyone we were expecting. We watched the W30-34,35-39 points race, various match sprints and the M30-39 points race. At that point, I was totally fried, so it was time to go home. We had a crazy walk in pitch black to find our car again.
Yesterday I had an early morning hike with my fried Melissa to avoid the heat and then spent most of the rest of the day laying on the couch watching football - tis the season!