In a selfish way, the lack of snow this winter has made for amazing trails. I knew that I wouldn't be skiing very much so having clear trails for riding and running is just fine by me. However, we had a icy spell right before Christmas and I slipped on a big ice puddle when out running one morning and gave myself a mild concussion. Thankfully, Amber at SkyHigh Lifestyles was able to assist with the whip lash with a few chiro adjustments. I've also got to pay special attention to my right calf as it continues to do more of the work when I'm running. I got a mild gastroc strain last week when training in Victoria at Thetis Lake. Some good massages from Di, Britt and Laura and I'm back on track but have been warned that I need to keep up with stretching and not allowing it to get tight. I will have to give my calf the attention that it needs or else I will be in a world of trouble.
The biggest thing perhaps is that I'm motivated. While I'm still setting the calendar this year, I'm eager to get back to challenging myself and to see how the body responds post pregnancy. I can't wait to cross a finish line and have Kiel there waiting. I've set a lot of personal goals for myself for the next 3 years and I'm eager to tackle them all.
I hope everyone is ready to make 2014 the best year yet!