The big, the bad, the bold and the best of.....
13.10.2012 60 °F
Let's give this a go.
Re-capping an entire year, a whole race season and a ton of new beginnings.
Sitting on my back porch steps and buying those plane ticket to Europe.
It's amazing what travel can inspire.
Cresting the summit of Pikes Peak after 3hours and 23 minutes of climbing, climbing, climbing.
This goes into the archive of most incredible bike experiences ever.
Incline at night to watch the "fireworks" with Justin.
Having Sonic on the way home AND rocking out the Carly Rae with the windows down.
I am lucky to be in love with my best friend.
Getting a quick visit with Juan Pablo. Haven't seen him since Worlds 2010.
Always a great friend.
Finish Line Photo
Finish line at Nationals and actually feeling proud of my performance, from start to finish.
Having my family and friends support me at Nationals.
AND then getting to watch my Dad compete at Sprint Nationals, and do great!
Going down the "steps" on my mtn bike @ the Garden.
Best Performance / Proudest Race Moment
A very consistent swim and bike performance.
- 8 seconds per 100yds faster on my swim than in 2011, despite the white-caps.
- 21.5 mph - right on the head with bike split last year.
- 10K Run was a personal best. After 10 months of sub-par running results. I finally hit a benchmark goal. 6:46 pace.
13th in my age-group - which earns me a space with TEAM USA in 2013 for Worlds in London.
Short Term Goals
-Decompress after Worlds. For real. No planning, no stressing. Just a whole lot of wine, late nights and adventures.
-Take an EMT course for the winter.
-Pursue sponsorships for the 2013 season.
-Ski in Powder.
Quote of the moment:
"Race day has nothing to do with luck. You get what you trained for."
Something to strive for:
The present. The exact moment you are in. That is what matters, make the most of it.
Horizons are great and all, but if you are always looking towards the distance you will trip on the ground your own two feet are standing on.
Love Love Love goes out to.......
New England Bicycle.
Click This. Really, Do it.
Because even though I am living thousands of miles away, they are still the best and most reliable bike shop I've ever found.
I do really miss coffee runs and afternoon catch-ups with Brian and Seth.
Clif Bar for all the awesome swag and product this year.
Momma and Poppa Wilderness Experiences.
Adventure Begins Here
For everything. All of it.
09 Days till Age-Group Worlds in New Zealand.
Madonna "Like a Prayer".
Here's to peace, the 80's and snow-capped mountains,