In less than 4 days, I’ll be en route to Spain. I had previously planned to spend a few weeks in southern Italy before heading to a training camp in Spain, but decided that the fewer flights I have planned, the better – not to mention cheaper! Instead, I’m flying into Malaga (where the camp will be) and then heading up to Granada. I found a family to live with there and I’m very excited about this opportunity, especially since the Sierra Nevada Mountains will be at my doorstep.

Improving my cycling fitness will likely be the main priority, but that’s not to say that I’m ignoring the other disciplines. I’ve found local pools, but doubt there are masters teams such as the one I swim with here in San Jose. Once I get settled and find routes, I’ll give updates about the training grounds I’ll be enjoying.

This will actually be my second visit to Granada, so some places ought to be familiar. I first got the chance to explore Granada while I was on Semester at Sea with a few friends. Back then, we enjoyed all that the Spanish nightlife had to offer; often staying out till 6 or 7 in the morning. This time around, I’ll likely be getting up at 6 or 7 in the morning to get ready for a workout.

I fell into a fountain at the Alhambra and I wasn’t even drinking

I should be well connected while I’m there, minus cell phone connectivity, so I should be able to continue with regular blog posts.