So time off the bike and rehab on a 'bad back' was a little tough mentally for me to deal with; very frustrated. Then somewhere along the way of lite strength rehab I ended up with a lower hernia (this was 2 1/2 weeks on a Wednesday). Saw my family doc on Thursday and Friday afternoon I was under the knife having surgery... seriously?!?!?!? It was about at this point that I stopped being frustrated and started chuckling inwards a bit; 2012 'cross was not to be and I could be mad about it or move on; I finally chose move on. I've always hated those who say 'just wait for next year', but I am now one of those who has to look for the future.
So, the positive of this is my back rehab (with the additional rest) is actually going better than expected; still quite a ways to go but positive direction. The other fantastic part is I am having a string of great weekends with Deb and the boys; alot of fun. So to quote Bill Murray "...I've got that going for me, which is nice."
Jake's doing well in his Sophomore year at SBU, Ian is knee deep already into basketball season (undefeated thus far), and the little man is doing great at school and starts 7Under basketball soon. His adoption process is going along and might not be too much further (but who knows, it's a bunch of red tape with dealing with government groups).
World Cup and the rest of the 'cross series in Europe have been great with the past weekend in the sand some of the best I've seen in years. Always impresses me the patience of Nys early on, never shaken when sitting 10-12 deep after a couple laps. Finding it interesting the Euro pro's are still hanging off the disc brake thing and a recent read sounds like they are just waiting for a better system but looking forward to it.
We'll, that's where I am at for now and coming to grips with it. God is good and takes care of his children and I only have to trust it's in his hands.