The site of these Sandia Mountains is the site of home. Sandia means watermelon, can you tell why?
It’s been wonderful being home for the past 2 weeks. The first week at home, I was still frazzled from the end of my semester, so I spent a lot of quality time with my family and the rest of the time riding my bike. My goal was to do two 18 hour weeks of training while I was here, but that didn’t work out! I got one solid week in and then the mother nature put her foot down and didn’t want me to do any riding this week. There is still a ton of snow outside, the bike paths are a mess, and some residential streets are still super icy(like mine!). It’s really amazing how quickly I forget how tired training makes a person! I was ready for bed by 9 PM the entire week I was putting in the miles. I haven’t done too much serious riding since the summer. I didn’t really train for cross, hence my embarassing results. 🙂 I feel refreshed and really motivated to train. There was tons of snow in Boulder too, and I actually said to Brian, “you’re so lucky you can ride the TRAINER!” It’s times of desperation when I’m actually jealous someone is riding on a trainer inside. I even rode the stupid exercise bike for 2 hours at the gym Sunday. I don’t want to do that for awhile! I can’t wait to get back on the bike, get my NEW mountain bike that’s coming, and tear up some singletrack!
Record breaking weather in in the querque.
Coming home means I get spoiled with all this gooood food. That’s what I’m talking about! Nice break from tofu and pasta 🙂
This week, I’ve been trying to run and hike in the snow. I feel more like I’m doing the Riverdance when I go running. Oh well! It makes me laugh anyway.
This is before we got the second foot of snow.
This photo reminds me of candyland.
I made my biggest snowman ever…err..bunny?
errr…the scariest thing you’ve ever seen!
Snow ball fiiiiggghhht! I had to show my little brother how it’s done.
I’ve gotten to see some of my friends this week. The weather made me housebound for a few days, so it’s been good to get out! I really miss my friends from my past. Most of them moved away from here too, so it’s always a wonderful reunion when I come back home. It was great to see you guys! I go back home on Sunday, so hopefully more fun is to be had! I miss my “other” family” in Boulder too– my friends and boyfriend. See you guys soon!