Sunday, September 15, 2013

Agony leads to disappointment.... but not the end of the world

The answer was no to my 3 month leave of absence from work.....
No India for me in Jan 2014.  Quite a blow since I've been running on about it since 2011.  India is not going anywhere, just disappointed as it seemed to be a great way to celebrate my 50th birthday in 2014.
Back to the drawing board.  I think a 6 month LOA in 2015 to complete one of the longer rides through Tour d'Afrique will be a discussion with my manager in the next 1 - 2 weeks.

Plan B - quit my job and go anyway.  Reality dictates that I keep a job since I have a mortgage to pay and jobs aren't as plentiful with AHS health budgets these days.

Plan C - new carpet to replace the gross carpet I inherited from the previous owners.  Seems a little more "value added" than purchasing a Rolex, or Tag Heuer or a Breitling watch - frivolous and unnecessary.  I did just purchase the coolest purse made from the pull tabs of pop cans though.

So there it is.
Had a great ride with Pauline and Melodie on Sat and enjoyed the "7 Deadly Sins of Triathlon" gathering this evening.  Training will continue with a probable bike holiday in the spring.

Happy training and I'm excited to see how Cathy and Heather make out at Lake Tahoe next weekend. Burn it up out there girls!!  Oh wait it is burning up around Lake Tahoe, never mind.


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