Sunday, June 13, 2010

What's been going on?

There has been a lot of nothing going on the past few weeks. Work, family time, rehab, yoga, and a little bike riding.

Last weekend I went to a two hour yoga clinic called hips, hamstrings and heart. It was led by visiting yoga guru, Lisa Richards. She was 5 months pregnant, and gumbier than gumby! Very inspiring to see so many ways that yoga can help open up my hips and hamstrings, which are my two injury prone areas. I really enjoy going to yoga, and how good it makes me feel when I leave.

The past three days Angela and I went to mountain bike camp. We took camping gear and planned to camp two nights between the three day camp. I needed something to make me feel positive about what I can do right now, since I can't do a whole lot. And when we saw that Betterride was doing a camp in Indiana, we signed up. The coach was pro downhiller Andy W. He was awesome! Super studly bike rider and amazingly great coach.

We learned a lot. Lots of drills, which I'm determined to work on regularly so I can master them and be a better rider. I cannot tell you the drills or the things we worked on, because then I'd give away all of my newly learned secrets! All I can say is the camp was great. The camping fun. The weather super hot, heat indexes over 100, buckets of sweat left in the forest, thunderstorms through the night, lots of blood donated to mosquitos, and a dairy queen blizzard three days in a row! SWEET!

Here's Andy, our superstar coach showing us how its done.


GoBigGreen said...

OMG you make me SO proud. The home of Intl DQ welcomes you here anytime. I am not too good on single track tho, so you may have to ride the pavement with me:) Glad to hear you are alive and kicking:)

runningyankee said...

FUN. i love camps. and would gladly welcome any cold treat, especially one that combines all the various forms of chocolate.. mmmmmm.. love that you are out there doing what you CAN. awesome. and pretty please tell me your bike secrets!!

Jen said...

I SO know the feeling of trying to get the most out of what little you can do when you are limited in activities!!! I am right there with ya! Feeling good that I was able to get back in the pool (5,500 meters of all pull over two days anyone?) and can't wait to be able to do more... hope your healing goes fast!!!

Jennifer Harrison said...

FUN FUN FUN!!! I am so glad you did this camp and had fun! WOW that is some tough stuff...but cool. :) Glad you are alive and enjoying riding and outside! YAY! :)))

SHERRY said...

Really, is there anything better than going to camp? We loved it as kids, we love it (and appreciate it) as adults.

Glad you had a great time and are staying positive about your recovery. :-)

Melissa said...

I hope I get to go to another tri camp. I loved it. Lucky you! Yoga IS GREAT.