I made it to my home office by noon this Monday after spending a long weekend away in Western North Carolina at my dad’s house celebrating Christmas. I remembered why I don’t like leaving Florida during the winter: it’s cold everywhere else.
Waking up with temps in the low 30s meant I was not doing anything outside including riding my dirt bike. (I did suit up for a 3.5 mile run with my sister.) So, for the first time that I can remember, I opted not to ride on Christmas because it was just too cold. Yes, I’m a weenie. Sucks because I wanted some seat time in the mountains before this weekend’s Brooksville race that’s usually a lot of off-camber up and down hills. Oh, well.
The trip put me off the grid for a few days, which was nice and alleviated my “fear of missing out” on all the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts over the holidays. I used the few days off to knock the dust off at the gym and take naps. Now that I’m home I get to work on my New Year’s resolutions and what I would like to say I’ve done by the end of 2015. “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”