A 2013 update is long overdue…I know! It’s still January, so it’s still a new year’s post right?!
Normally, I don’t make NY resolutions but this year I actually did! It was to have a better year than 2012, no crashes, no fractures, and nothing but awesome racing and training. To be honest, I was just happy the 2012 season was over and I could start once again from scratch. So let it be resolved that 2013 is simply going to be great.

As it was off-season for me the last couple months and the holiday season; this update will involve family, outdoor fun, and a hairy house guest that stayed with us over the holidays!

A few generations of Mensink women on NYE (and one cute dog):


 A family Christmas photo?  The best we got…Me, Richard and honorary member Mr. Shaggy:


Playing with the Niece & Nephew Christmas morning:


The boys and your truly at a Canmore gathering:


Some Lake Louise snowshoeing fun:


Taking in the views…the Lake Louise ski hill on the opposite slope:


A beautiful sunset while on a walk with the dog:


Our house guest making himself at home:


Taking in some culture: Andy Warhol: The Athlete Series Exhibit: Any guesses on who the athletes are??


That’s it, that’s all for now.  Just back from Victoria for a 10 day training camp that kicked my butt into gear.

2013 is going to be a good one. Let the games begin!