1. Hartley's mom is OK. 86 years old-no one can believe she is that old-she looks very young for her age. She has beaten ovarian cancer. Now she is home on blood thinners to dissolve the clot they accidentally found in her leg that would have probably killed her. Her spirit to live and be healthy is nothing short of a miracle. She has nine lives so seven more to go. She is my inspiration for the new woman in her 80s!
2. Hartley and I are headed down to Elephant Butte tomorrow to check out the "Elephant Man" Olympic race course. The race is on the 30th of Sept. so will be interesting how the difficulty is, etc..
3. I have ridden 140 miles in the last 6 days. Now that is a first for me in a very long time and by golly I actually feel faster and better recovered. So take THAT for turning 53!! (my birthday was yesterday) The age gods cannot get me. I can only get faster!!
4. Speaking of age defiance, I am going to a Styxx and Scorpions concert tomorrow night at the Journal Pavilion with my 28 year old daughter Heather. Yes-I am one of those annoying middle aged moms who wears hip clothes and tries not to breathe in too much so I don't get high from the pot fumes (I think they call it weed now). We have 4th row seats! Thank goodness she is not embarrassed by this because Heather & I have rocked before together. It is SOOOOO much fun! Heather is the type of person it is really hard not to have a pretty good time around her when music or gambling is involved :)
5. Gosh someone asked me if I ever get bored these days not working. The answer is a resounding "NO". Maybe that will change down the line but there is so much for this Virgo to do!! Not enough time to organize everything no matter how much time..
6. We went to the NM Outlaw picnic on Sunday (check out the cool Outlaw chics). I love seeing all my buddies I have actually known for several years now. You know triathletes are the most incredibly nice people on the planet? Seriously, I have always had a good time in these situations, at races, meeting new tri friends. And they all look good too! The picnic ended kind of suddenly when my friend Mark's little son broke his arm on the jungle gym. Boy, I remember those days-my daughter got hit in the nose with a baseball bat about that age. She is almost 30 now so it really sucked but no permanent damage. My other daughter was running a fever of 103 degrees at the same time. Two doctor visits within 4 hours-ahh those were the days.. As for Mark's son-poor little guy-he must be scouting a cool cast by now..