I have been playing along nicely. This whole not racing thing is harder than it looks. After the initial emotional experience of going to the Madsion USGP and not racing, I did go to Alpenrose, the Cross Crusade opener and cheered, took pictures and helped Tim out. I even traveled to Fort Collins USGP and payed favors back, supported Tim and pitted for all the Oregon gals actually racing. But let's face it, right now, I am NOT a cyclocross racer!
In my other life, I am just a gal with lots of hobbies and a love for the outdoors (who may or may not be missing racing cx like crazy, knowing she can't race or even train seriously yet). Granted, I relapse, as I eagerly sat by the window at the cabin looking up Tabor WC results early Sunday morning. But really, I finally had to get away from it all. It's not as easy as I make it look, this not racing CX thing I am doing. The good thing is, I love a lot of things and not being able to race presents opportunities to do other things. In my other life, I take weekends at the cabin and do some work, go for hikes with friends and play in the snow. In my other life, I buy apples at the orchards, try new recipes, sew, read in front of the woodstove and take lots of pictures. Here are a few recent pictures from 'my other life' & some from playing along.
|Today's walk near the cabin w/ Wendy. 10/22/2012|
|Yesterday's snowy hike. 10/21/2012|
|Erin & I with big silly snow grins. 10/21/2012|
|First attempt self timer photo.|
|Attempt 3. As good as it gets. Thanks dogs.|
|Heading back down.|
|Amazing day freezing feet off with friends!|
|Saturday's late afternoon dog hike. 10/20/2012|
|The falls 3 weeks later. Gushing. 10/20/2012|
|Tim in new kit. In Fort Collins day 1. 10/13/2012|
|Day 2 Fort Collins. Gorgeous weather. 10/14/2012|
|Hot, dry dusty day at Alpenrose first weekend in October! 10/7/2012|
|My potential career as a photographer is not looking good.|
|At least Tim is looking good.|