Well, I don’t know what to say…been slacking on the ol’ blog lately. I’ve been stuck in what I call the ‘winter doldrums’. If you’ve never been there, lucky you, it involves limited exposure to sunlight, wearing the ugliest, warmest boots you can find and jackets that aren’t flattering on any body. In December I wore long thermal long-underwear for 3 weeks straight…day & night. The motivation can get pretty low at  this time of year…but then I remember that I choose to live here and actually love winter sports (just not when it’s -30!). So what have I been doing the last few months??  I took a good long break from all things triathlon (except coaching my fav Kronos athletes!) and bundled up and headed outside whenever I could tolerate it. It was a good mental and physical break.  I finally felt ready to jump back into it when I acquired a plague which decided to stick around for all of January.  So after an even later start than I’d hoped, I’m finally back up and running (literally and figuratively!).  It feels good.  I’ll work on a proper update as soon as the schedule and life has been sorted out.  For now, I’ll leave you with some winter-life pictures…mainly of mountains and dogs that came for ‘vacations’ at our house.

Winter snow drifts…

IMG_0866Santa’s lil’ helper…Shaggy wasn’t too impressed with me…

IMG_0876Luckily, we made up and were the best of buds for Xmas morning!! Snuggles…

IMG_0890I even got 2 whole days of downhill skiing in this year!  I was surprised I remembered how to do it!!

Miss B looking sporty@ Lake Louise:

IMG_0914Watson may have gotten a little too comfortable at our place…

IMG_0933Mr. Dave leaving his hair everywhere…but we still love him and he’s a great run buddy even at 10 years old!

IMG_0938Winter can suck at times but the mountains sure are beautiful covered in the white stuff!

IMG_0893Another gorgeous day in paradise….

IMG_0930That’s all for now.  A much needed update will be on it’s way…I promise…

Embrace winter.

Lisa