3️⃣6️⃣5️⃣ and 7️⃣2️⃣9️⃣ days have gone by since hip #2 and hip #1.
Waking up from surgery goes down as the craziest experience in my life so far. You remember being scared out of your mind (a little loopy), then you wake up in pain, nauseas, people hovering over you, and no recollection of the last 3 hours.
Hip surgery is hard, but I’ve said that like 900 times. @bigairchris spent weeks making and delivering me 3 meals a day in bed. From my first time on the spin bike post op, to those refreshing spins outside. From learning how to walk with crutches, to learning how to walk without crutches. To putting in the work to being prepared for the CX season with countless hours of PT, gaining strength (with baby lunges) and mobility back! To being emotionally shocked at that first race back in 2017, to being emotionally torn apart with that first race back in 2018.
📍To those that have been by my side through all of it. To the sponsors who stuck with me through thick and thin and cheered me on as I worked through everything this last fall.
T H A N K Y O U!!! Watch out 2019, I’m coming for you.
#hiparthroscopy #thebestisyettocome #happyracersgofaster
📷 1,10 @thepenultimatestage
📸 9 @cottonsox_photo
2️⃣7️⃣ at Hoogerheide, which concludes my European racing trip. 5 weeks, 5 races, 4 countries.
Thank you @jer_alix for being my side kick the entire time, this trip wouldn’t have been as smooth sailings without your hard work!! My results weren’t radically amazing, but I accomplished what I came to accomplish, which as cliche as it sounds, was to learn.
Having 2 hip surgeries the last 2 years I knew I wasn’t going to be making any ground breaking fitness gains in the off season, so each season has been about growth within my mental mindset and racing.
It’s officially my off season, the wheels are hung (literally I’m already unpacked), chocolate has been consumed, and beach🏝 time in Belize awaits!
#pivotmaxxiscx #pivotvault #maxxistires #onlystans #dnacycling
@pivot_cyclesusa @maxxisbike @stansnotubes @dnacycling @eastoncycling @sdgcomponents @girocycling @wd40bike
If there’s one thing that’s constant in conversation when telling people where I live, it’s about how amazing it is. There’s really no denying how much I love where I live, and being anxiously homesick has me loving it even more.
Since I have no planned surgeries for this year, I’ll have lots more time on my hands. With this extra time, I made my 2019 goal to be more involved in my community I 💕 so much. Follow my space throughout the year as I highlight what it is I love about my little corner in Washington.
But first, one last race this season!
#bellinghamexperience #lovewhereyoulive #happyracersgofaster #bellinghamwashington #beautifulpnw
Pontchateau World Cup- blazing fast downhills, with some steep uphills, so much flow and free speed at times, super fun!
1️⃣ more week in Europe = 1️⃣ last race before OFF-SEASON!
@pivot_cyclesusa @maxxisbike @stansnotubes @dnacycling
#pivotmaxxiscx #pivotvault #maxxistires #onlystans #dnacycling #eastonadvantage #girocycling #ridesdg #cepcompression
Here’s a #shamelessselefie in the hills above Malaga. Spain has been an absolutely incredible experience, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t burst into tears this morning from being homesick. My journey this last year has been up and down and had its frustrations, but last night after writing in my journal I went back to see how far I’ve come.
May 21st, 2018 I was celebrating walking for 30 minutes and making it 1.7 miles. Riding two days in a row for 1 hour destroyed me.
During my time in Malaga I ran for 35 minutes, making it 4️⃣ miles! I completed one of my biggest weeks on the bike in nearly two years at a whopping 13 hours.
2️⃣ more races left before my season concludes. No matter how many frustrating moments I’ve experienced the last year, I can look back and be reminded of everything I’ve conquered and just how far I’ve come. I’m no longer injured, and my journey doesn’t stop here.
#happyracersgofaster #trainhard #homesick #thisluckylife #hiparthroscopy #hipsurgerysucks #smilebecauseithappened
I have no words. Spain is majestic. During my time here I’m reminding myself how lucky I am. 11 months PO from my second hip surgery and I’m constantly in awe of what I’m able to accomplish after surgery. Soul miles and endless elevation on the bike, this life is amazing.
If the rest of 2019 is anything like the start, I’m in for a big joyful year 🎉. #thisluckylife #pivotvault #maxxistires #onlystans #dnacycling #eastonadvantage #ridesdg #viewsfrommybike #malagaspain #asendanyadventure
Farewell Belgium (for now).
The racing was a blast, jet lag happened, fast races occurred, mud splattered, and I’m proud of my efforts I put forth over the last 3 races.
Off to Malaga, Spain 🇪🇸 with @jer_alix for a good training block in the ☀️ and warmer weather. Then the final two World Cups to finish up the season before a real vacation in Belize 🇧🇿 with @bigairchris!
#happyracersgofaster #thisluckylife #somewhereinbelgium #pivotvault #maxxistires #onlystans #dnacycling
Stomach bug has me feeling ☝🏻and 😴.
Bummed to miss out on Diegem, but count me in for Baal tomorrow! Final race in Belgium, then a couple days to play tourist before heading south to Spain for some sunshine and warmth!
#pivotmaxxiscx #pivotvault #maxxistires #onlystans #dnacycling #eastonadvantage #ridesdg
@pivot_cyclesusa @maxxisbike @stansnotubes @dnacycling