Several people have asked me (or asked Laurel) if I plan on racing this year. My answer: of course! It's what I do and what I love to do. But let me recover from having a baby first, ok? Here's what I'm dealing with:
I've got an 8 inch incision from major abdominal surgery that needs to heal. My doctor, who's very proud of his work, has advised me to take things slowly and just cleared me to start exercising again. I have a lot of work to do to get fast again, especially after gaining the 35 pounds I needed to support my 8+ pound boy.
BUT, I'm excited for what's to come and even though I'm another year old and have another little one to care for, I have the strongest behind the scenes support system I've ever had. I still can't believe all of the sponsors that chose to support me after I've been away from racing for almost a year. Just check out the list of logos on the righthand side of this blog. I'm so grateful for all of them.
Now it's my turn to believe in myself and push through the hard days ahead. I'm hungry for competition, just as hungry as a newborn who eats every three hours. Speaking of which...