Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hello 2015!

2014 was filled with so many crazy and unexpected turns and the year went from very low to very high and got better each month Jan all the way through to December.

Bright and shiny making the turn to 2015
Finishing the year  on TOP of MT Hood

 My year in review is filled with countless fun girls nights outs and a whole lot of muddy cyclocross races. 
Cyclocross !
Amazing friends

Im finishing out the year at home in Oregon in one of my favorite and most beautiful places. I've gone on so many amazing runs this week thinking about how this year is finishing up better than I could have ever imagined 1 year ago.  At the end of this year I am so thankful for so many things but especially my amazing beautiful friends, and family near and far, new and old who reached out to me directly throughout the year in the stormy times and fun times.  Instead of looking back at the year too much, I'd rather look forward to 2015 and the new adventures that are around the next corner
BFF's at 2 am, or 5 am

Since its the last day of 2014, this will be my last post on this blog. I'm putting out the candle on this one as the year comes to a close.   A new year needs a new look, and a fresh start/ Lindsay Freeborn style. I'll be linking this to the new one when its done and there will be fun ways to save with purchasing Betty gear and hopefully some great stories about my training, racing, being a single mom,  physical therapist or whatever other adventure turns up.
Looking forward to new adventures!

I don't have a race schedule for 2015, or any New Year's resolution, and no really big specific goal (well maybe just a little running goal!) Im starting out the year knowing I want to do a lot of running races, and maybe re-visit that marathon that didn't happen in 2014. I might jump into a few bike races through the summer, but plan to continue race cyclcocross in the fall.  I hope to go on more fun adventures like my trips to Nashville, Bend, and Colorado.  

For 2015:
"Be Strong When You are Weak, 
Be Brave When You are Scared,
Be Humble When You are Victorious,
Be Badass Every Day!!!

(thanks to one of my clients for this fun quote!, sorry I'm not sure who wrote it)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tis The Season!

Tis The Season, for so much fun, celebration and shift in gears! I've been having fun with all of the above!

I have always been a holiday freak, and this year I haven't been holding back on the fun and celebration of the season. My house is looking festive inside and out!  Im sure I just make more work for myself, but its worth it! 

Inside …

And out….

Tis the season for, 

* more coffee than usual throughout the day to stay warm, and awake

Starbucks at Lunch
Iowa City, Jingle Cross  morning = winner

* for more sand and mud in cyclocross than the rest of CX season

I love riding the sand now!

* for Montrose, and the end of CX  and missing seeing  my CX friends every week,  until next year!
Montose, end of an amazing CX season
Check out amazing pictures of all kinds at AliEngin photography

* for amazing weekends showing friends from out of town the city for the first time

Smiling at the Bean !!!

* for a new season and a new adventures 

So excited for another year with @BettyDesigns

* for focusing on weaknesses, and working on them, to achieve your goals….

McKenzie Altmayer

I had the pleasure of working with Geneva High School running superstar McKenzie Altmayer in our SEP  (sports enhancement program) at work. She came to me twice last school year as an injured runner. She was committed to her running goals and signed up to get stronger through the summer (her off season) to become stronger, and more efficient, so she could run faster and stay injury free. She showed up for the SEP sessions through the summer following her off season running practices. Tired, sore and probably like most high school girls some days wishing she was sleeping, shopping or being a girl….she came in worked hard, …..and got stronger all summer. We made significant improvements in her strength, and run form. I said good bye to her at the end of summer when cross country season was starting. Several months later I was thrilled to see she met the goals she set of running a low 17 in high school CC meet, making All -state,  and  staying injury free all season! She is already back in the SEP program , working on becoming stronger for next year!