~At 4, Moana was pretty much the perfect age for Christmas this year. Interestingly, she fell sound asleep by 8 o'clock on Christmas Eve which was awesome for us. Of course, we manipulated that a bit by keeping her busy most of the day and purposely skipping her nap. So by the time it was time for bed she was all over it. Lucky she tends to not fight sleep when she's tired!
~Santa brought stockings for the cats and the dog as well which really made Moana happy! Those cats are still crazy nutbags either full of energy and bounding all over the house (and on the roof) or piled up on top of each other snoozing soundly. It is cute though how connected they are to each other. Best buds for sure.
~I lived on chocolate rum balls for 4 days. Now I'm back to my diet of mostly plants/vegetables and I won't make rum balls again until next year. Phew.
~Santa brought Moana a bike for Christmas and she has been riding it every day. It was interesting to me how nervous I got for her as she was riding... be careful down that hill... watch out for that curb... etc. She did say something about how she was going to have strong legs just like mommy so of course that made me infinitely happy. :)
~My training load this week is rightfully reduced a bit but I'm still managing some quality sessions, and yesterday I did get to do my standard long brick which totally made me think it was Saturday all day. I've got 4 local athletes also racing IM Los Cabos and 3 of them came over yesterday to ride/run with me. For once it was actually a dry sunny day with only normal/moderate winds so we ripped up 90+ miles on the bike then I had the best run I've had in months off that ride. I'm feeling super right now swim bike and run and I'm confident I'm on the right path now for an Ironman in 11 weeks. Yay!!
~Scott is spending most of his vacation week surfing. He is smart- he watches the surf report and the winds, etc and somehow always manages to take the least windy days to surf... I tend to not watch the weather report... so if my schedule calls for a bike ride, I just ride regardless of wind or rain... which means I ride on the wettest/windiest days while he's on surfing on the beautiful ones. Like right now... wind is at ZERO and he is out surfing. That happens like twice a year. I'm not bitter. I swear.
Ok... back to work! Enjoy your last weekend in 2012. Make it a good one.