OK, so I've managed to miss a week. It was Christmas and I was having fun.
Happy Cassie continues to be very happy. Tom and I are moving into a new place sometime in January. It's all very exciting. Tom is taking over as owner of GVH Bikes and will be moving the biz here from Coos Bay. The house is located in a great spot, less than a mile from great mountain biking/trail running and only 3 flattish miles from my work. We can't wait.
Chubby Cassie... is still kind of chubby. Darn Christmas goodies got me, no matter how much I skate skied. Evil, sneaky, intractable, recalcitrant bum fat (ESIRBF).
I've committed to racing the High Cascades 100. That should help with the ESIRBF mentioned above. It's definitely got me riding scared.
Tip for the week:
Side plank is a great exercise for almost anyone. It's a common area of weakness and can contribute to low back pain, IT Band syndrome, knee pain, even shin splints. Here's a video link that I put together to help determine if this is a weak point for you and what to do about it.
Happy adventures everyone.