Sunday, January 4, 2015

First Ride of 2015

Happy New Year! It's now Day 4 of 2015 and the year has gotten off to a good start. My New Year's Day looked a lot like previous ones -- with a few twists. This year's polar plunge was taken on by Will, not Chip, and a New Year's day brunch was spent with my SpiderOne Racing teammies, not the North Shore Cyclopaths. (Our Cyclopath brunch-hosts, Av and Laurie Hammer, had to cancel due to the flu. Get well quick, Av!)

I spent the mid-afternoon laughing and laughing with Lila, Jen, Kristen and Alison, Cate and Amy... OMG, they are a crazy bunch. A great way to bring in the new year. Thanks, Ladies!

Also kicking off the new year is a Whole 30 Challenge with RAAM bestie Ingrid -- and so far, so good. I love getting a text from her each day telling me how her day went and what workouts she completed. She's a force. Love her.

Over coffee yesterday morning, it was hard to think about heading out in 19 degrees -- really hard. But the temps eventually hit 25, and with a winter storm not arriving until late in the day, I had no excuses not to ride. I bundled up and managed 17 miles on a cold, gray day. No speed records, for sure -- it's hard to move quickly under three layers of clothing, and my toes completely froze -- but it wasn't a bad ride. 2015 is looking good.