It is time for me to come back to the land of the living. It is now November 2011. A rare day, actually, it is a palindrome, 11-02-2011. That date in itself should be enough reason to come back to life.
In order to clear the air, we can address a couple of facts and fictions.
The Pan Am Games have come and gone, and albeit it was a dissapointing end of the season, you can only move onward. Or once again, so I am told.
Fact: I did have a mishap before the TT at the PAG and ended up with a concussion. Concussions should not be taken lightly. No amount of road rash can equal the damage that can be done to the brain. A storm grate on a dark morning in Mexico and an impressive face plant may have left me with a couple of weeks of letting that brain rest and regenerate. Black eye? Sure. Broken heart? Absolutely. Resolve? I will have to find it.
Positive: I can learn from my preparation and experience, and I did not lose any teeth in the fall.
Fiction: After this I decided to stay in Mexico and live off of street tacos and rice pudding.
Fact: My sister did point out that my bruised face and body did resemble the fall colors of deep purples and reds. What are sisters for.
Positive: I think she hit that one on the head, pardon the pun.
Fiction: I intended to make my face look like the season.
Fact: I have so many people to thank for an incredible, challenging year, and I am bery humbled and looking to keep my priorites right, and my goals focused.
Positive: I am very blessed.
Fiction: I am going to give up.
Entering November. Time to reevaluate. Renew. Reset.
I continue to be humbled by the support, by the patience, and the sacrifice. Thank you for joining the mission.