4 times per year I have to submit a form that has detailed and specific info on my whereabouts. this doesn't mean, "oh i'll be at school" or "i'll be at home" or "i think i'll be training with my teamate in GA". This means, what days i'm traveling, where i'll be staying, where i'll be training while i am there and lots of other info all of which has to be submitted months in advance. this is so the USADA testers can find me at all times if they want to conduct an out of competition drug test or just desire a cup of valuable urine. not a huge deal, but how in the heck am i supposed to know what hotel or host housing i'll be staying at 3 months from now, much less where i'll be training while I am there? yea, i can submit updates but that calls for another additional night of sitting at the computer or filling out paperwork. I wonder if my teachers would consider that a quality excuse for not writing a paper or studying for a test??
In other news, we're almost to the week countdown till the first race of the year down in Greenvile SC the last weekend in Feb. training has been rolling along per usual. one last nice day tomorrow before winter comes back to smack us once again, just in time for the weekend. happy late vday to everyone. oh, i was surfing blogs per usual and found a cool link on my former teamate, Garret Peltonen's site. check out his site, then check out this link for a few stellar audio file interviews by the one and only top notch cycling announcer Dave Towle. A sweet 5 min. blurp of yours truly from cross nationals is just a short scroll down the page.
i'll leave you with a pic of casey, our dog at my mom's house. she's a sweetie. i think i shoud bring her down here so people can see that dogs don't have to be savage beasts that eat cyclists.