22 days, but who's counting? I AM!!
Things have been rolling along since my last post and I was doing so well with training and preparations. Had an excellent time trial pre-Christmas with an 8 watt increase in my power output and an increase in my watts/kg too. YAY!
Then I woke up on Christmas day with a flippin' cold - grrr. Oh well, life does move along. It's been freakin' cold, so not the end of the world to be staying inside while feeling like crap. I've refocused a little and started various lists of things still left to do for India. Thankfully a relatively short list since time is running out.
I've amassed 2 piles - "clothing" and "stuff". I'm almost ready for Carla's inspection. I'm so glad TDA sent out a packing list. It's been really helpful 'cause I love to overpack. I have a distinct memory of 9 pairs of shoes for my week in Arizona for Ironman. Why would I need 2 pairs of the same runners -1 new and 1 old? - which is how I wore one of each on race day. I also realized I don't really have a pair of long, light travel pants and those aren't too easy to find in January in Canada. But, I've accumulated a return pile for MEC.
I think I have all my extra days pre-post ride taken care of. Jan 26-29 in Delhi, then a few extra nights in Goa before flying home. I have to double check on this as I've been booking all over the place online. Perhaps not the best planning.
One thing I have been delinquent on is getting my Visa for India. I should have taken care of that before Christmas. I went to the Visa office today unprepared and have lost another day....
Happy training and here's to the New Year - so excited to be starting off 2017 with a cycling trip!!
Ciao - Cindy
P.S. - The Brooks saddle seems to be the ticket!