Cherry Blossom is going on right now! This was the race I would think about during the winter--the one that provides the winner an all-expense paid pass to Nature Valley Grand Prix.
Since I'm instead in bed reading about Heidi Montag's terrible implant surgery and Jess and Justin's Split in US magazine, you might expect that I would be upset that I'm not there. I mean, trashy celebrity magazines are great and all...but nothing can beat bike racing.
Surprisingly, I'm not upset. Sure, I'm disappointed that things didn't turn out as planned, but I gotta say, when I saw that my teammate, Jen Triplett, got second yesterday in the first stage, my mood shot through the ceiling! I was so excited for her and wanted to jump up and down--but oh, ow, the collarbone. (Where are my "pirin" tablets?) She had been having a rough couple of races lately--loads of training in the week leaving her fatigued and some head games with hills--so to see that she put it all together, made me so genuinely happy for her.
I started to think, what if Jen won that expense-paid pass. Man, I would be so excited for her. Seriously. The girl works hard.
Oh and it's sunny here in Seattle. I'm blogging in my bed like Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex in the City or maybe like Doogie Howser...yeah, Doogie Howser...without a care in the world except for maybe taking a nap...eating some food? What a 180 turn from usual life--Saturday morning would be a 4 hour ride up Tiger Mt. or a 2-hour drive to a race, get home late in the afternoon and then do it all over again on Sunday.
I appreciate the down time. And this song by Air: