Talking about finding little victories and legitimate ones, how to balance them out and define success. There are some hard lines, but generally thoughtful and still impactful for me to re-read.
Stream of thought, read at your own pace and peril. Please forgive me for not thoroughly proofreading, my comma splicing, odd hypen-usage, and for probably seeming lost in my own head – it’s just like that sometimes…
So this fall was kind of crazy…
Big block of racing to start off the cx season and almost even bigger results! First UCI win, World Cup top 10’s… it’s been a lot, I can hardly believe it.
Learning how to manage expectations and energy takes time and practice. Walking away from my first season racing the World Cup with more than I could possibly have hoped for.
Christmas Cross totally lived up to and exceeded all expectations I had coming into it. I learned so much in and out of racing over the past two weeks. Highlight of the last three races was definitely racing to my first Euro top 10 in Baal.
First bike trip abroad and not wasting any time diving straight in to the two biggest cyclocross World Cup’s on the circuit. Great racing, crazy fans, awesome team.
Starting from the back row this weekend – surprisingly not that bad. While I didn’t have any expectations or benchmarks I was trying to achieve this weekend, I always sort of hope I can race with, and be of a similar class to the best of the field.
I’ve gotten most of the dirt out from between my toes after a dusty couple days of racing down in Rochester, NY. It was a great intro to cyclocross – fun course, good crew, and tight racing. On Saturday I placed 9th, and on Sunday I finished two places better in 7th and only 2:09 back after being 3:00 back on opening day.
Kentville Canada Cup – clinching the series overall with another second place finish, closing the gap.
A picture and a brief note from each of the past four Canada Cups. Time flies, life is busy, sometimes the stories write themselves, other times they need time to brew. Baie Saint Paul XCC – 2nd (May 19th) Hanging on to Maghalie Rochette until the defining moment in the race where she went on…