Still Here, Waiting Patiently

It’s been a while since I posted. When I last posted I was high on my recent trip to Mexico. Well, I guess I should warn you that I’m still riding that same Mexican high. I guess this is a true sign of a good vacation if weeks later I’m still thinking about the good times I had and the people I got to meet and know better.

As for what’s happening right now… Well, I’m patiently waiting for spring to arrive so I can get out and ride. I know that lots of people in Ottawa have already been out riding – but I haven’t been out yet. Either I’m working during the really nice warm days or my work-out is one that is not well suited to the not-really-that-warm spring temperatures. There is nothing worse than doing intervals and then getting cold afterwards.

So, instead I’m getting comfortable with Zwift Island. I must admit when Marc first showed me Zwift, I was a bit skeptical. But now I’m full-on hooked. The time rips by and I find the course to be ideal for all types of work-outs. This morning I had to do a steady 90 minute endurance ride and normally this would drag on and feel a bit endless – not with Zwift – in fact, I had to make myself stop riding at the 90 minute mark. (But don’t get me wrong – I wont to get outside….)

Hmm, what else? Well, I’m busy with lots of freelance writing – so this is a good thing. I really appreciate the variety that my freelance writing clients offer me – it’s super important to me that I can develop both my technical writing skills as well as my general online communication skills with ghost blogging, online columns, and newsletter content.

Most of you know that I recently started volunteering at the Parkdale Food Centre and now you can read all about my experiences there, in the latest blog post up on the site. This is a tremendously valuable organization in our city and my Tuesday nights have become super fulfilling and rewarding.

Really, that’s about all that’s going on. We did book our accommodation and flights for our summer vacation. Let’s just say I’m very happy I have a compact crank on my bike now. I think I’ll need it for two weeks of riding split between the Alps and Provence!

Well, this has really been a mishmash of a blog post. But that’s just the way life is sometimes. A mishmash of stuff that when it is all summed up it equals a pretty darn fortunate life.

Happy Easter to you and your family. Hopefully there will be a Mr. Solid (eat the ears first) in your Easter basket on Sunday morning. And if you’re looking for the footprints that the Easter Bunny leaves – good luck – I was never able to spot them. Maybe it’s the kind of Easter Bunny that flies – this would explain the egg laying…

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