Monday, December 27, 2010

It's That Time Of Year!!

Needless to say, it's gotten a little crazy. The good news is, I'm still alive.. and the time I have not spent in blogland, I have been using to see friends and soak up the Christmas spirit! It's been wonderful. Sometimes we just need to take a break from typing incessantly on the computer and actually see the real world and NOT document it! Ha! Anyway, it's been fun and even though I've been enjoying my time away.. I really have missed seeing what's going on with my favorite bloggers and catching up on the latest and greatest on Facebook, Twitter etc. etc.

The Holidays have been amazing. I hope they have been for everyone out there as well. So far, I've seen Heidi (and her hair looks as fabulous in person as it does in the picture!) and finally met Scott. Wow, Scott is just a 100% first class kind of guy. The guy you wish your single friends would finally bump into because they are the old school kind of respectful and chivalrous. What a treat to have dinner with those two last week.

The Christmas tree was put up ON Christmas morning due to a few snags but it still did get put up.. and my Mom being in town has been really, really nice. I picked her up last Wed. at the airport and she'll be here for a full two weeks before returning to the warmth of Florida.

All in all, I've been liking not having a schedule.. but it's about time folks. I'm a little sick of the lack of structure and I need to get back into a routine with workout out and training again. This will will be devoted to trying to get in something - anything - each day, and then next week will bring the fire! I can't wait!! I'm ready, and I can't wait to see those workouts in training peaks again. It's been a full month since the race and some R & R was in order, but now I'm excited that's over too! Let's roll!

I'll leave you with some Christmas party pictures of the weekend after the race (hence, why I am still tan!!). It was awesome to see my triathlete and swimmer friends in normal clothes and share a few moments catching up with them. Enjoy!!
Tamsin (super fast swimmer!)
Of course, Kybar
Mo Money, Mo Money, Mo Money - do you love his jacket or WHAT! So Nantucket!
Rob - one of my surrogate Fathers in town!!
One of my favorite training partners - Rich!! When it does work out to ride, he is like mapquest, we can go anywhere and can get me within 1 min of when I want to return! Amazing talent!
Socializing!! Nice face Kim.. geez.
Ahh.. we must have stopped dancing for two seconds to take this!! Pretty ladies - Kim, Lisa & Rebekkah.
Kim Squared!

I hope everyone had a wonderful time with family and friends and that you took a moment to be thankful that we have everything that we do. We sure are blessed!? What did you get for Christmas?? Anything good! Do share??


Kim said...

hope you had a fantastic christmas kim. you look fabulous!

Christi said...

Merry Christmas! It looks like you are having a great holiday season! That is awesome!

Steve said...

Glad you had fun this holiday season, still more fun to be had. :) Don't get back into training!! I am way too sore right now. It isn't worth it. STAY FAR FAR AWAY!!! :)

j/k good luck this year. :)

Charisa said...

Merry Christmas!

Kiet said...

Ha ha ha, seems like every blog I go to these days are about athletes with ants in their pants and itching to start back up. Welcome back and yes, his coat does rock. I can't believe you're already itching to come back after only one month out of your last ironman.

ADC said...

Happy Christmas. The photos look fun. Glad you had wonderful holidays.

Heidi Austin said...

great seeing you girly! sooo much fun!

Austin said...

Now you are just being too nice. It was awesome meeting the real you...see you next month!