Ian is taking a couple months off before hitting the hardwood again for a summer session of games with his school team in June and then hopefully back with the Warriors for a handful of late summer tourneys.
Speaking of Ian he turned 12 last week and I did a little into to sushi and I'm pretty sure he's a fan (as long as we don't go too exotic). This week for spring break he's going to the STL area with his church youth group to do mission work in a couple different shelters.
For the past couple months Darion has worked out at a local gymnastics program and he is loving it. His instructor is great with kids and there are only three other boys in his group so there is tons of one-on-one time. He loves going every week.
On the training front last week two things took place which has me encouraged about jumping back into 'cross this fall: 1) got on the mtb on single track for the first time since my injury and the body responded great with no structural weaknesses. Now, my handling skills were a total wreck but that is easily fixed... 2) played basketball (at an intense pace) for an hour on Friday and felt 95% solid. That was the biggest 'iffy' thing as if I can get off-the-bike dynamic movements back then 'cross is doable. This all is encouraging and lets me just goof around getting base and handling stuff down this spring/early summer instead of focusing on just racing the road stuff.
Crazy nice last week as the temps almost hit 80*, but back to a little cool down this week again. I checked out the forecast for the NW Arkansas Classic RR this weekend and it has it at 38* and snowing; might rethink this...