Thursday, February 28, 2008

Catchin' My Breath

I have been so busy with non-cycling "things" that blogging was moved to the bottom of the list. Between trips to the doctor (for all of us), negotiating selling my interest in the clinic, helping my avid little reader, Carly, explore the world of books, and income tax preparation, I have had little free time. And when that did occur, I used it up as extra "sleep" time.

We have all been sick this month: Charlie--the flu, Carly--cold and ear infection, and me--mono! Yep, seemed I picked up that nice little virus sometime between La Ruta and Christmas. We all all on the mend now, doing much better. And man, our house is so CLEAN, you could eat off the floor, carpet, couch, door knobs, phone, etc. Lysol's profits are definitely UP!

I am trying to go from business owner to associate. I've come to realize that I would rather play now, while I am young and healthy, then, if I need to, I can always work when I am old and decrepit. There are no do-overs in life and I am not about to let it pass on by. So by selling out (with the option of buying back in later) I will have much more time for my family and cycling.

Carly has picked up reading in the past month. It was like a light switch went on in her head. She is loving it and now she is reading me bedtime stories. So I am spending much more time fostering this newly found interest of hers. I am secretly hoping she can learn how to ride a bike this quickly.

Taxes, ughh! They are so complicated for us now, that we have to hire an accountant to do it for us. Who has the fair tax on their platform? I may vote for them.

With all that has been going on, I did manage to slip away for 5 days ... down to Florida. I got in 24 hours of training and it was all good. Rode 5 different trail systems around Ocala and Tampa. The Floridians know how to make due with what little topography they have. got to hand it to them ... sweet trails.
The final Snake Creek Gap race is this weekend(think I'm ready), and then in 11 days it is on! with Danielle and Namrita. Looking forward to riding with some fast chicks!

1 comment:

Michelle Radcliff said...

Hey Carey, on what trail was this picture taken? What a cool drop-off! :)
- Michelle Radcliff