I have a energetic and very demanding two year old. I'm a full-time mom so my life revolves primarily around her needs. I find myself striking a balance between the endless miles of pavement, the pitches that flow, and the pitches that come together in fragments. I find inspiration these days by trying new routes that challenge my abilities without leaving me completely wrecked. That seems to make shaving a few seconds off a hill climb all the more enticing...good thing that the fitness transfers and climbing can remain interesting and enjoyable. I'm grateful that I'm able to enlighten my daughter to the simpler ways of life and the joy of physical exertion.