I love January! (Not really but I do kind of admire its intensity)


I know you’re supposed to hate January but I kind of admire the intensity of this month. It’s the time of the year when I work the hardest.

It’s both back to school and new classes and for me, a countdown to spring and getting back on my bike. It’s a period of head down, working hard and getting ready. Training camp is just a bit more than two months away. I keep thinking of those hills. And after that, whatever the weather, it’s outdoor riding for me.

This isn’t a new year’s resolution kind of thing. I don’t make those. And it’s not about weight loss or about getting fit. Instead, for me, it’s part of the changing seasons of the cycling year. Not a “this year will be different” but more “this year will be like last year” with a little bit of “but better” thrown in with a hopeful smile.

In addition to riding with Chris, I’ll also be leading some training rides in Toronto for the Friends for Life Bike Rally. (You can sponsor me here. Please!)

(And yes, I know my avatar is running in a dress and heels. I forgot to change her clothes before sticking her on the template suggested for this season!)

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