I am back in Colorado getting into the normal swing of things for a couple of weeks before I head off again to celebrate the holidays in Minnesota and Missouri.
I had a great Thanksgiving holiday getting to participate in the Thanksgiving Day Parade in downtown St. Louis. Fortunately we had great weather that morning, with lows only in the 40s and sunshine! The parade lasted several hours and my family got to enjoy watching the parade in the VIP section at the Old Courthouse. After the parade we celebrated Thanksgiving dinner at my aunts house and got the opportunity to visit with my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
I also spoke with more schools the final week in November and also traveled to Tulsa to speak with TAT (Tulsa Area Triathletes) club. While in Tulsa, I stayed with Jessica Meyer (Jones) and got to hang out with her family and spend time with her twins (20 months....cute!)
Now back in Colorado for a few days I have already experienced temperatures in the 60s, a high of 20 and snow, and this weekend forecast is expected to be back into the 50s! I am hoping to get outside for a ride this weekend, but I know I better become friends with my trainer....as it is only December and it will be awhile until signs of spring!
The past few days I have started swimming in the 50 meter pool again. The OTC pool closes every quad following the Olympics for several months for re-surfacing, and cleaning.
I had not swum long course since July and I can feel it!!! My arms tire so much more quickly than swimming in a short course pool. My saving grace is that the swims have all been pretty light this week as we are just getting back into the early part of the season.
I am looking forward to the rest of the month with holiday parties, visiting family and enjoying the spirit of Christmas! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!!!