Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bend (life) is Amazing

I have been super busy with work and coaching. Once 'cross season ends it is the start of nordic ski coaching for me. I help coach the team at school and though this season they had already been practicing for a few weeks without me it's good to be back at it (though these workouts HURT).

We've had races at Diamond Lake, Hoodoo, Willamette Pass, and Bachelor. Only a couple more left in the season which will wrap up at the end of the month with the state meet at Hoodoo. Last weekend after racing around all day in the sun and snow myself and the head coach took off for a little workout of our own while the team was getting packed up...lots of climbing and a great way to finish the day. On Sun it was off to Mt. Bachelor for more sun and quite a bit of really nice snow that folks hadn't found out off the Northwest chair. We called it a day at the mountain with quite a bit of daylight left, so Kris and I busted out to Horse Ridge for some of the best mountain biking there is in Bend. We had the place mostly to ourselves on a Sunday afternoon and nearly perfect trail conditions. It was beautiful.

This weekend was more of the same. It was tough to choose between skiing, road bikes, mt bikes, downhill, nordic. In the end it was lots of skiing, good company, and some beautiful weather.

We are so lucky to live in a place where we can be on the mountain skiing in the morning and riding bikes in the afternoon...All surrounded by amazing friends. Thanks ya'll.