The past couple of weeks…(months) have been a whirlwind! November and December seemed to fly by…and it is hard to believe that January 1st is right around the corner!

I just arrived back from a 2 week, buckle down, focus on training, block in Austin.
I wish I was able to really go hard for the entire two weeks, but unfortunately, I got sick the first day there…grrr. By the second week, I able to get a bit of volume up and get in some nice training miles. It was awesome to ride outside with the boys and I had a few really great swim sessions at the UT swim center.
It is amazing what a nice little block can do for your fitness!

When I wasn’t outside, enjoying the warm weather training, I was at Jack and Adams Triathlon Headquarters. Zane (bike fitter extraordinaire) spent a lot of time with me and my new gorgeous Kestrel Airfoil making sure that my fit was aero, fast, and (most importantly) comfortable! I am so excited to show it off at our first race of the season in Pucon, Chile, January 24th!

Michael and I are very excited about 2010. We have some new sponsors onboard and a few new events that we plan on racing.

While some things will be changing, some things are staying the same. The past couple of years, ML and I have enjoyed our winter months in Austin, TX. And as I look outside at the 10 or so inches of snow on the ground, it is easy to make the decision to return to Austin for the winter months with the other snow birds next week…YEAH!

I plan on “recharging” my blog in 2010. And our updated websites should be up and running very soon. Stay tuned to my twitter (amandalovato) for the most recent “Lovato” news.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!