Mattie is almost 8 months old! She’s crawling everywhere and pulling herself up. She’s always moving.
When we did the turf in the backyard I never thought how great it would be with a kid. I love it even more now. It’s like having another living room. She loves it out there.
I setup a home gym out back and Mattie likes to workout with dad. We have also been going on a lot of Chariot (bike trailer) rides. I did not realize how great that would be. She pretty much sleeps the entire time, but it’s a great way for her to get in a long nap and me to get some bonus miles.
We cut down our Christmas tree and even cut a Mattie size tree for the patio.
Around the house I’ve been painting some doors and put on new hardware and my dad helped me make a live edge shelf out of a piece of wood from a tree at Evie’s parent’s house. I also added under cabinet lights and tiled the backsplash. Just waiting on our stove.
The MBAA season is suppose to begin next month. As of right now everything is going ahead as scheduled, we’ll see what happens. It’s a little hard to get super motivated to train so in addition to some riding I’ve been doing a lot of backyard workouts and hiking with Mattie to keep it fun.
Mattie is 6 months old today! She weighed in at 15-lbs 2 oz. So far she is a very social and smiley baby.
I started tallying up all her hikes and trip in the ergo baby, but it became a very large task, she’s been on a LOT of hikes.
We are back in Arizona and things are starting to cool down a bit. A few small house projects on tap and some weekend hikes planned. It’s nice to be at home for awhile.
A few weeks ago I did a 4 day stage race in Colorado Springs called The APEX. It was really well run and was fun to race again after 7 months. Next weekend is The Cactus Cup, rescheduled from March. Mustering up just enough motivation to carry me through, then it’s full on off-season.
I’ve been spending a lot of time getting the MBAA races organized for 2021, things are still looking very socially distant as we head into the new year so a lot of logistic challenges and new race day plans are being formed.
Looking forward to more exploring in Arizona this fall. Cheers!
It’s fortunate that the things we like to do don’t involve large crowds or being indoors. Aside from racing bikes, Evie, Mattie and I have been able to do a lot of what we normally would. Get outside, ride, hike, and explore.
For 4th of July we drove up to Spearfish, SD. It was pretty quiet, did some riding on the Five-O course and hiking to some caves around town.
My folks, sister and brother-in-law met us in Winter Park in July so they could see Mattie. We rented an AirBNB and spend the week relaxing.
On another trip to Winter Park Mattie, Evie, and I hiked Roger’s Pass up to about 12’200. There are a handful of fires in Colorado that are making for some really bad smoke.
Back in the Springs we’ve been doing some mountain biking with our nephew and the other two kids are enjoying having Mattie around.
Last Saturday I ran up Barr trail to the top of Pike’s Peak. 3-hrs 12-mins was my time. Evie, Connie and Mattie met me at the top so I didn’t have to walk down and now Mattie can say she’s been to the top of a 14er.