Healing season...

I have not posted much in a bit because I have not really been up to a whole lot of interesting things.  Working hard in the office, and resting my weary body doesn't amount to much adventure to talk about.  Spring has come and gone in Utah pretty quickly, and the heat is on.  There was very little water in the Wasatch this winter, which could make it interesting this fall.  I am in my resting stage in which I simply take it easy for about two months and heal.  A long winter going for it takes it's tolls on the body and mind.  Rest is a very important part of training in my book.  I keep it moving with walking, working, and stretching, but I keep it rather light.  It works well because my office work picks up that time of year, which plays right into less physical training, and more beating the streets of the internet and cell phone.  Telemark Skier is hot and heavy in work right now so I am super busy, but that office busy is much different then training for another pro schedule winter.           

^Of course, now it is time to start the machine back up nice and slow.  The blossoms are in the gutter, and I am going to begin getting the ball rolling again.  The stretching takes on double time, and I slowly  start pushing into more and more difficult activities-based training.  

^It is time for the breezy slow hikes with my wife, Christine, and our dog, Murphy, to take the turn toward a more brisk pace for longer distances.  That's good for all of us too.

^I was letting the local kids do most of the work to get Murphy out and running around this spring.  Those kids have a ton of energy, and it's so funny to watch their horseplay with Murphy.  It seemed like win, win to me.  I can chill and relax, while the kids do all the work, and have a blast doing it.

^Working nights at Delta keeps me busy, and it's a pretty descent workout too.  Nothing to get all worked up about, but keeps the movement up throughout the resting time.  I try to walk from the employee lot in and out each shift to further keep the movement up a little while I heal from the bang, bang of winter.  

^Besides, it is a nice reward at the end of winter to spend the spring like this.  While I am going full force in my off-season business work I have been resting the muscles and bones.  However, I got my mountain bike fixed and rolling yesterday.  Now that it is time to ramp the physicality back up, the mountain bike becomes a much more important tool.  Christine will be stoked because she's been riding hard all spring, and she will be smoking my ass up the hills while I get back in the saddle.  I don't mind chasing her around though.  She is a tough as nails.