Turns out, I’ve become a crappy blogger…
I swear, it’s not you… it’s me. I wish it was you, and not me, but… well…
Really, I don’t even know where to begin to pick up from where I left off. Too many things to list, too many happenings to attempt to remember, too much stuff and too few brain cells.
Katie is nearly 12 now, Lily is now 3. It’s been almost a full year since Katie moved to Arizona to live with her mother and I’m still not even close to getting accustomed to the change. Luckily, summer vacation begins for her soon and she’ll be here for two months. Needless to say, I can’t wait.
At the end of the summer, my world goes back to the usual crazy hectic schedule- sales meetings, travel to Interbike, likely Eurobike before, and then the cyclocross season kicks off and I’ll likely have a role in that now with the new job. Ann and Lily will likely be returning to Taiwan from August until October, since I’ll be gone much of that time as well. Still… the idea of it makes me less than “happy”, though Ann needs time home with her family. Our goal is for me to fly to Taiwan at the end of their stay, then visit with family for a week before returning to the US. August through October look to be a blinding whirlwind.
At the moment, I’m nursing a groin injury- appears to be a strained sartorius muscle… aka groin pull. I’ve taken a few days off the bike, and have been icing the muscle, along with taking Ibuprofen. Early next week, I’ll be getting the leg worked on (massage therapy). Sadly, even if all goes well, I will miss another week of track racing. But, hopefully the injury will go away and I’ll be able to return to riding without further injury/ issues.
Work is going exceptionally well and I’m truly blissed out. It’s a very good environment, there are plenty of projects and challenges to keep me occupied, and the overall “team” I work with is pretty awesome too. The FOCUS brand has a lot going for it, and the product is crazy good. The parent company- PON, of the Netherlands- has shown that they have a very long-term and strategic plan for growth and development. That’s obviously good news for us… not as good for our competitors… wink, wink. Honestly, it’s pretty amazing, so please don’t wake me up.
I know that’s only scratching the surface… but its a start. I’ll try to get better at this blogging thing. Until I do, don’t hesitate to hunt me down on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and all the other blogs I periodically find a way to update. It ain’t like I’ve started being quiet, I just talk in more places these days.