Monday, December 14, 2015

45 Days into the New Adventure

After 45 days I finally feel like I’m acclimated. I was able to swim / bike / run inside Saturday and Sunday without my heart exploding.
I’ve been hiking in the morning with the dogs and think it is time to buy some snowshoes. The snow if starting to pile up on the hill above Hot Sulphur and it would be easier to hike up it (and go longer) with snowshoes.


But I’ve also been thinking about skate skiing. This sport would really help my biking but I don’t want to invest in even more equipment. I’m trying to stay as minimalist as I can given the fact that triathlon is gear intensive. But the debate in my head rages on.

I want to take the dogs on bigger hikes maybe try Devil’s Thumb. I’ve never hiked that in winter. Maybe try Vasquez Peak, my adopted trail fro living here before. So many possibilities. 
Winnie running free
I am finally feeling like I’m happy to be here. It was more of an adjustment than I thought it would be. After three years in the desert with two of those years longing to wear hats and gloves, I’m finally living somewhere where hats and gloves are a necessity. I no longer watch shows that take place in cold climates and wish I was there.
Living in the southwest was a great experience and I’m so happy I was able to do it but living in the mountains of Colorado is pretty awesome.  By getting more involved in outdoor activities like skiing and snowshoeing (and not just indoor triathlon training) I’m feeling better about all my choices. 

View from the top of Hot Sulphur Springs, CO
Now for the Goals – 2016 Goals & Adventures:
  • May – Ironman 70.3 St George
  • July – Ironman Lake Placid
  • August – Leadville 10K
  • November – Ironman Arizona
Small races around Colorado to be determined.