My new year’s resolution is to blog more often than once every half a year and to eat less chocolate. Since I think it will be easier to keep the former, here’s my first post in over six months. I’m back in St. Louis for Winter Break- which has been relaxing but I’m still not a fan of snow and am ready to get back to California. The beginning of my Christmas break was spent in Kona and after spending a week in Hawaii, the nippiness of Midwest winter is ever more apparent.
Storing enough Vitamin D to last me through the winter
Right now I’m spending a lot of time in the gym lifting weights, doing plyometrics, doing lactate threshold intervals on the indoor trainer, and sleeping. Needless to say, 3 servings of 600mg ibuprofen has been added to daily regimen of vitamins and protein shakes.
Here are some tunes helping me get through the endless indoor-training hours…
“Suck it Up/Don’t Get Fat” Playlist
1. 1. Gronlandic Edit – Of Montreal
2. 2. Edwrecker – DJ Feadz
3. 3. Lisztomania (Classixx Mix) – Phoenix
4. 4. Indie Rokkers – MGMT
5. 5. Naïve – the Kooks
6. 6. Pass That Dutch – Missy Elliot
I’ll be racing for Vanderkitten Racing Team for the 2011 season. The team will have a very strong 8-person squad including racers from Australia, New Zealand, and Switzerland (VK 2011 Roster). In addition to skills and racing strategies I’ll learn from my future teammates, hopefully I’ll also be taught how to look tougher. I’ve gotta work on that… GRRR
VK represent in Hawaii <3
I’ve also decided to re-endorse the nickname Kaboom that I was given from the first ever race I participated in : (The Beginning of Kaboom). However, I want the reincarnated nickname to symbolize an explosion of power like Fabian “Spartacus” Cancellara or Thor “God of Thunder” Hushovd instead of the crash-tastic Cat 4 that I was. So don’t forget that name, folks!
Maura Elizabeth Cleopatra Kaboom Kinsella (yes, my rebellious 8th grader-self chose Cleopatra as a confirmation name)