Matthew posted a few times throughout camp, but overall it seems like his time away was a constructive two weeks. The first few days he felt a little sub-par, probably as a result of the travel combined with a stomach bug over the holidays. By the end of camp he seemed back to full stride and has continued with some really good training since arriving home. Heidi planned her trip so that she would overlap with Matthew on the last few days of her visit, and we were lucky enough to steal him away from the bike on his first day back for a hike in the Pyrenees. It was supposed to be a bit of a rest-day for Matthew, but by the end of 5 hours of pretty steep hiking we had to keep looking behind to see where he was as he joked “I’m trying really hard guys!” I think we actually tuckered him out pretty good!
|A rest-day hike|