Words to live by...

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~Author Unknown

"A good wife is her husband's biggest fan -- no matter how crazy he is." ~Me

"May God give you.. For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer." ~ Irish Blessing

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Summer Lovin'

This summer has been full of traveling for Chris's bike races, working, and learning more about my own abilities (and inabilities) in the realm of biking. It's been a great summer.

We just got back last night from a nice few days in Breckenridge. Having grown up in Colorado, it is hard to admit that I'd never been there, and I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the town. It was beautiful and if I were spontaneously rich, I could easily see myself living there. Chris has been doing so great in his bike races. I've learned how to be a good pit-crew person and each time is getting easier and more fun. Yesterday I finagled a great roadside spot for the Element and got to have support materials and dog located in the back of the car. I met some really interesting people and a nice retired couple that volunteers to be course workers for the bike races. Chris did an awesome job and I'm very proud of him. He's really disappointed with his performance and DNF but I am still just as proud of him as when he gets on the podium. I think it takes a strong rider and athlete to be able to see your limits and make smart decisions regarding your own body and how you are feeling. He hates to quit and give up on himself but his 115 mile race 10 days prior left his body completely exhausted. I think as time passes he will gain perspective and realize that the race was a great learning experience and possibly an even bigger success than a win would've been. Turbo and I were very happy to see him!

Overall, very successful and fun weekend! Here's my random thought for the day: Am I the only one that gets nervous driving in front of car that has 8 beanie babies and a bobble head hoola dancer on the dash board, and 3 necklaces and a handicapped sticker hanging from the rearview mirror? Why do people feel the need to decorate something that is between them and actually seeing the road and cars in front of them? I wonder how they became handicapped? Hmmm...


Chris said...

Thanks for the nice words babe. I'm feeling better and can't wait to ride the road bike with my new shifters!!!

Chris said...

We need pictures of the house mods! :)