It's crazy how quickly a dream can derail when you put your trust in someone and that person fails you. For the past few weeks I've been lending a hand to my friend Lila, who opened an indoor cycling studio a few months ago -- Indoor Ride. Just as the holidays arrived, her business partner bailed on her in a grossly unprofessional way. I'm still shaking my head at the utter lack of integrity there... but I never really knew the guy.
Lila will survive the setback -- I have no doubt -- because she is a good person and has caring friends to cover her back, including me. I'm now coaching classes at the studio -- Monday night Mixed Terrain, Wednesday morning Intervals, tag-teaming the coaching on Saturdays (a busy morning), and Time Trial on alternate Sundays. I'm also studying for USA Cycling coaching certification while becoming versed in Zwift-Kickr-Snap-PC at the same time. It's been a lot, but I'm really enjoying it -- I love our athletes -- and I'm finding my rhythm.
Donna and I are still getting in our 5K track intervals several mornings a week, and I squeeze in rides on the Kona when the weather and conditions allow. It's been a busy start to the new year!