It has been some time since I have settled down long enough to put some of the endless thoughts floating in my head into words. But here are few aimed at helping pin point just where the Kavys are at the moment.
At the close of 2011,Sara and I sat down to discuss some planning for the coming year. During our discussion the most striking statistic of the year was my absence from the family. All totaled I was gone for more than 170 days. Neither Sara or I desired to make this a common theme as we both firmly believe we are at our best when at one another’s side. So the cogs of change sprung to life.
In fitting fashion the speed with which change is happening has been anything but slow since acknowledging change was needed. Now I will admit many of the things that are now coming to reality have been floating in and out of our consciousness for some time,but up until a month or so ago it all seemed nearly impossible.
Priority number one has been maximizing the time we are together as a family. Thus the first big change has been that Sara and I rented a house in Long Beach,CA and will be living in SoCal through mid February. This move allows me to prepare and focus on the upcoming Track World Championships in ways that I have not been able to in the past while still having direct contact with Sara and the kids.
Last week was moving week with Sara and the kids flying in to meet here and move in our new home. The first few days were a bit bumpy with cranky/exhausted kids but by the end of the week we were enjoying time (post ride) on the beach as a family and soaking in the sun. Each morning I find myself reading through the weather report and cringing just a little at highs hovering just above zero back in Montana as I pull on my shorts for the 13thday in an row.
I can not express enough my gratitude to the Element 14 community for helping make this commiment to my training and family possible. I much more to share as the 2012 picture becomes more clear. I look forward to meeting more of e14 community in person this coming year and following all the amazing ways in which you each strive to live without limitations.