Sometimes, life throws crazy curve balls at us and we have to deal with them the best way we know how. We can either dodge them or take them head on. Reid and I have had a couple curve balls thrown our way and for a second I freaked out, but quickly realized that freaking out was not going to help our situation. Of course Reid is always there to tell me to calm down and think things through…and to move on. He is clearly the best husband out there, hands down (ok, ok, I am biased I know). But he is pretty amazing
Last Friday we had our 5th wedding anniversary, YES 5 whole years have flown by. I know everyone likes to say time flies by, but seriously it has flown by so fast that I can remember our wedding day like it was just yesterday! Reid and I share the most unique bond ever, I don’t know any other couple that does what we do, day in and day out and never really ever fight. We may disagree but we get along so well, it’s a pretty amazing feeling. We are soooo lucky. And so appreciative of it all!!
Several days after our anniversary is my birthday (April 21st)! 5 years ago on my birthday, we had just celebrated buying our house, racing IM AZ, getting married, and starting new jobs…..all within 3 weeks. It was the most hectic, memorable, and amazing time of our lives……And the times just keep getting better and better. Life is full of greatness, you just have to find the right opportunities and always stay positive. That’s what I learned and keep learning!
After an awesome swim set on my bday, Reid and I joined several of our friends on the weekly Bakery ride. It started drizzling on our ride to the ride. No biggie, we put our rain jackets on and had fun. It was fun for the first half of the ride, then the cold and wind and heavy rain set in and we were freeeezzzing. Of course one of our friends decided to push the pace, like he always does, but most of us were too frozen to respond. I tried to go with the quick pace, but I got dropped. Well, kind of, my good friend JD gave me a couple of good pushes and I got back on. Then it started pouring even harder and I was hurting again. And again, my awesome friends helped me stay in there. So sweet! Love my buddies. We are always there for each other. By mile 40 of our 60 mile ride, we were all now frozen solid but laughing so hard at how CRAZY we were to be out there in the 40 degree temps, 30 mph gusts and heavy rain. It’s amazing how a positive attitude can change even the harshest of conditions. Cold, wet, numb, getting blown all over the road, yet still all SMILES!! It can only make us stronger!! What a day, it was a great day!!
One more thing to write about….I’ll be quick. I recently got asked to be the new host of my own show! HA, kind of. I will be the new host of TriCal TV. I am SUPER EXCITED! This will be awesome. I just got started the other day and will be out at Wildflower, reporting, interviewing, filming, racing, and leading swim waves on a stand up paddle board. Look for me out there. Here is a little clip…..http://www.tricaltv.com/ You can watch me at 00:03, 02:14, 02:58, and 03:48.
Life is great!!