I was stretching before practice today and Scotty said to me, "you seem really happy this morning." Me Happy?? In the morning? I stopped stretching and thought about it for a minute... holy I am happy! Did I have an amazing sleep or something like that?... umm nope I actually had a really crappy sleep last night.
So I've spent the rest of the day in shock.
I think my strange case of morning happiness is because it finally feels like summer. I woke up around 5:30ish (because it was so sunny outside, and the birds were all chirpy, and then I got to sleep in an extra hour, so that made me happy.) Today was regen so that definitely made me happy. And tomorrow I have my anthropology exam, and then I'll be done my spring course, so that's awesome.
I'm going to get a little part time job for the rest of the summer, so crazy summer training+ a little bit of work should keep me tres busy, but I still feel like I have a lot more freedom in the summers.
Maybe because without studying to do I have the opportunity to go climbing on my nights off, or hiking on the lighter training days, or one-nighter camping trips up-island some days. My friends have been able to come out and visit, so that has been really nice. We took Jess adventuring in Sooke, and had so much fun. Even training just seems better in the summer.
There really are a lot of reasons to be happy.
Yesterday was a good training day. We did a 1500 time trial in Thetis. I lost my 'inner swimmer' after about 800, and struggled the last half, but Alex was able to pull me to a fairly decent time. Yoga. And then an epic ride at night! We left yoga a little late, and ended up hammering 25km up the hilliest road in Victoria to get to the crit course on time. We arrived at the race 2minutes before the start where we jumped right into a brutally hilly approx 30km crit race. Before heading out to the crit PK said, "just be ready on that first corner, or you'll be dropped because everyone is going to get up and go.." Well sure enough 500m into the race we came to the corner. I was stuck at the back and apparently nobody at the back knew how to take corners because we slowed down way way too much, and I was dropped. Then followed 7 laps of me tt'ing around and around until finally the pack lapped me, and I was able to join in. Being in the pack felt good, I had been working really hard by myself, so sticking with the pack didn't seem too tough. But then coming down the big hill/corner there was a three person pile up right in front of me, and the pack rode away. So I continued tt'ing around and around until the race finally ended. Mel led the way home which meant another hammerfest pour moi. So I think it ended up being a 3.5 hour ride, mostly at max effort. And now my legs hurt :)
I like summer.