The past 6 weeks have been enjoyable, but insanely hectic, too. The holidays were definitely funner when I was a kid. I did not worry about how many cookies I ate and I giddy in anticipation of what Santa was bringing. Now 1 cookie equals 1 trainer workout and I dread January's credit card bill.
I host Christmas as Carly wants to make sure that Santa knows where she is. What that means is although we don't have to do any holiday traveling, I am in charge of preparing the Christmas Day meal for the grandparents and us. Turkey and all the fixin's was the menu for this year; about 8 hours of work that was demolished in about 45 minutes. I have already decided for next year that the menu will be Tony's frozen pizza!
Well, o.k., I might have to upgrade the pizza to Papa John's or homemade, but you get the point. No slaving in the kitchen for me next Christmas.
Carly had a great Christmas. The two most favorite things she got were a Razor scooter from Granddad Jack and a Wii from Santa. Since the weather has been most uncooperative for outdoor scooting, she has been all over the house with it.
I have been using my Professional Kitchenmaid Mixer to make healthy breads for everyone, including myself. Banana Nut, Apple Walnut, and Pumpkin have been favorites.
I have yet to craft any yeast breads, but hopefully will soon get the chance. Yeah, I know it is not Paleo, but ... a nice warm Foccacia is mmmmm.... so good. I will reserve the non-Paleo items for the hard work out days.
I should have probably opted for the Garmin GPSMAP 62St as my gift, but did not think I would need it for several months.
However, after signing up of Camp Lynda, I might be sorry I did not get it sooner. Oh, well, I will just have to keep up with someone who has a GPS. As for riding in Utah, I am so looking forward! I have never been to that state. I just hope/pray that the weather improves.
I have been diligently training through the holidays; lots of time spent in the gym with the hopes of acquiring Katie Compton-like strength. Tomorrow is the first Snake TT. The weather is definitely going to make it interesting. I don't expect any PR's, just a good solid SS workout.
Last year I told Carly that she was going to pick a sport to try in 2011. Her options were soccer, basketball, or mountain biking. She loves to play sports, just not in an organized way. I think she is afraid of not being good in front of a crowd of team mates and spectators. She told me last week that she wants to mountain bike. Hell, yeah!
So our 2011 plans will include the SERC series: Carly on gears and me on a SS. I just wish I could get her a bike that didn't weigh 30 pounds. That would be the equivalent of me racing a 55 pound bike, something I just can't fathom. Oh well, it will just make her stronger, right?