I’m happy to report that training is going well. I’ve been running, swimming, biking and doing yoga with tremendous regularity. My focus right now is on biking and running. I rode the Blanco Blast (from Blanco to Stonewall to Luckenbach to Blanco) last weekend with the Austin Cycling Association. It was hot, and I ran out of water, but a friend who also did the ride came to my aid in his car after he’d finished riding, and I managed to make it home happily. I’m so lucky to live in the hill country and get to ride in such a beautiful place.
This weekend, I believe I’m doing a Dripping Springs ride, also with the ACA. Unfortunately, the ride is on Sunday, which means missing church, but I want the miles, so I think I’m going to do it. I just need to make sure I set aside some time that day, as with every day, to spend time with God too.
I also want to send prayers and positive vibes to Malinda and Robin, who are returning to Coeur d’Alene next weekend. I envy you for returning to the place that was so sweet to us in 2008. Best of luck to you both. Say hello to that gorgeous town for me.