Can you believe that I'm blogging at 5:22am? And I'm not jet lagged, and I didn't need an alarm to wake me? It's true, I've gone from sleeping till 9am to going to bed at 9pm! It's been a great routine for me, so why change it up, at least until I get back to Colorado and have to wait till 11 to even want to go ride this time of year.
So a couple more days till I pack up(I have a lot of stuff), drive north and sort things at home before heading to team camp in Oxnard, CA. I've managed to cram a lot of extra curricular activities in with a ton of training, so much so dad asked, "Are you even riding your bike?" Oh yeah dad, I'm riding....
Alisha got us tickets to the U of A hockey game, which we thought was funny, seeing it's in the desert and all. Apparently they put ice down in the convention center when they have a game and let me tell you, they did not disappoint! We had a great time.
Alisha, Amber and I decided it wouldn't be a Tucson trip without visiting the San Xavier Mission south of town, it was spectacular! If I remember correctly, the mission was built in the 1700's, was routinely attacked by Apache indians and at one point the priest allowed people to live in the church and build fires. This led to the complete covering of all the Fresco paintings with soot until they started to restore the church to it's origins by hand with sponges, one 6inch space at a time. It is still an active church and they are constantly restoring the inside, one small bit at a time while holding tours. It is so worth seeing if you are ever in town, even Sunset magazine says so;)
The biggest event for January has to be the Half the Road screening at The Loft this past Wednesday. It's a film documentary about most all of the issues in women's cycling today and it will definitely start a conversation about the past, present and future(God willing) of our sport. Click on the title to see the trailer and if you want to see this movie, ask your local theater to show it! The film will make the circuit of film festivals before coming out on DVD(around 5-6months) and yours truly is in the film;) along with: Alison Powers, Emily Kachorek, Emma Pooley, Marianne Vos, Chrissy Wellington(the world's best female triathlete), Katherine Switzer(first female to run the Boston marathon) just to name a few...
It was an amazing event to be a part of and hopefully we can all look back and say this was a turning point in our sport for the better.
And last but not least, of course, I'm riding a LOT and enjoying the wonderful Tucson weather and my friends - Dave and Alisha.....
Camp is next, so check back soon for pics and stories:)
Eating: fruit bowls - cantaloupe, honeydew melon, strawberries, watermelon, pears, apples, grapes, pineapple
Watching: the Frontline story on concussions within the NFL
Reading: still Bill Bryson's One Summer, 1927
Listening: Open Mic with Mike Creed podcasts
Website: http://www.tomfoxphotography.com/home.htm Dad ordered one of Tom's photos for me, I'm pretty excited!