I’ve been doing A LOT of reflecting this Fall.
It’s the first time in 2 years I’ve started the season 💯 percent healthy. It’s the first time in 2 years I’ve had an off season where I got to ride my bike, actually train AND race some mountain bikes!! Every pedal stroke I’ve turned this year, every run I’ve been on has left me with gratitude.
I’ve said it so many times, but hip surgery is so hard, it’s ugly, it’s painful, it’s a lot of work. There were times I was doubtful I would ever come back to racing, questioning if my body was up for the task. Questioning if I made the right choice. When I’m out there on the race course, when I’m out running a hilly trail run, doing my intervals in the park, every muddy race I finish, I know for me, I made the right choice.
My body might have felt like it failed me when I needed it, but in truth it was just teaching me lessons I wouldn’t have other wise learned. I worked my 🍑 off to rehab after both hip surgeries, and it’s paying off. The work hasn’t stopped, I still rehab, but for the first time in a couple of years I feel strong, solid, and really friggin’ good. How that plays out on the race course, we’ll see, but for me - I’m happy to feel amazing 😁
#rehab #hipsurgerysucks #iamapresentwarrior #smilebecauseithappened 📸 @lcn_pdx
What a weekend that was!! Certainly different then racing the CX World Cups, but also a nice breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of a CX race.
It was a long day on the bike for me, lots of grinding, but also a good time with these cool ladies. Big thanks to @maxxisbike for the entry and the super rad 45C Ramblers !!
#pivotmaxxiscx #pivotvault #grinduro #ridebikeshavefun #gravelishard
The run up yesterday was very slippery 😭
But don’t worry - I kinda saved it😜🙈 Another 11th place for me at the @trekcxcup World Cup. Big thanks for the equal 💰 , I think I deserve some new @thefryecompany boots after slogging through all that mud 😍😍
#pivotvault #maxxistires #onlystans #eastonadvantage #rideshimano #cxismuddy #ilovecx
I feel like I’m still crawling out of my @jinglecross grave. That was a hot, humid and challenging weekend of racing. Recovering hard today before prepping for Waterloo, the final US World Cup. Weather is telling me ⛈
#pivotmaxxiscx #cxishard #ilovemud #ridebikeshavefun 📷 @lcn_pdx
I raced my first UCI race in 2012. @jinglecross Is the ONLY race I have come back to year after year since then. That makes this my 8th Jingle Cross. This race holds an incredibly special place in my heart and today (even tho I endo’d in the ditch the last lap), I’m so proud of how I raced and the effort I put forth to finish 11th.
It feels so good to feel good. I haven’t felt these sensations in years. No more injuries please 🤗🤗 #ilovecx #pivotmaxxiscx #pivotvault #maxxistires #onlystans #eastonadvantage #ridesdg #rideshimano
@pivot_cyclesusa @maxxistires @stansnotubes
Happy to have this young one along for the ride this season. It’s possible she was only a toddler when I graduated high school, but the energy she carry’s with her is contagious. Excited to watch her growth this season 👊🏼🦅🧀
#pivotmaxxiscx #cxishere #bekindalways #dontworrysofiaimissyoutoo
@bcbikerace prepped me very well for hopping logs at @rochestercyclocross
C1 day started like a rocket and about half way through the first lap I remembered I wasn’t racing for 2.5-3 hours and I needed to be a little speedier. Spent most the race alone picking riders off after my pitiful start, and finished up 6th. Looking forward to another shot at it today!!👊🏼👊🏼
@pivot_cyclesusa @maxxisbike @stansnotubes @eastoncycling @borahteamwear @sdgcomponents @rideshimano
👆🏼this is how excited I was when my ⏰ went off at 2:50am today to head to @rochestercyclocross
It’s a tough price to pay to live in the coolest place in the 🇺🇸. I have a few mixed feelings going into the weekend. Stoked to get the season kicked off with @pivotmaxxiscx and my new teammies @ruby__west and @gellwoody, BUT having gum surgery exactly 1
week ago wasn’t the best prep for the weekend.
Here’s the thing though - our mind is powerful and our bodies are tough. It might take me an hour to eat a meal these days, but hey at least my teeth aren’t going to fall out now 🤷🏽♀️
@pivot_cyclesusa @maxxisbike @stansnotubes
#pivotvault #maxxistires #onlystans #eastonadvantage #ridesdg #rideshimano #borahteamwear 📷 @lcn_pdx