Finale

It’s hard to believe ‘cross season is over and it’s already the end of January.  The past year has been full of ups and downs, gains and losses, and strength building (both emotional and physical).  Last weekend’s NCCX finale was full of so many emotions, and the end was bittersweet.  So happy to take a…

There’s something about that Ah-Ha moment…you realize how far you were from what you deserved.  The excuses you made for not getting what you wanted fade into the truth.  The closeness was real, the feelings were real, but there was something wrong from the start.  Those deep-rooted fears you had in the beginning were actually…

You can be angry and let it consume you until there’s nothing left, or you can choose to move on.  Neither are easy, but one of those choices will set you free. Which one will you choose?

From One to Another

I’m not sure what to say.  Today was awesome and terrible all in the same breath.  The end of my ‘cross season was one I won’t forget, for a multitude of reasons.  I loved.  I lost.  I was victorious.  I was devastated.  My physical body became strong.  My spirit was broken.  So ready for this chapter…

When you say things that come from an injured place, you feel justified in that moment.   Afterwards, you feel like shit.  You can’t take any of it back.

“He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.”– Friedrich Nietzsche

Trying to pretend I don’t miss it.

Asleep at the Wheel

With everything life throws at you, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle.  Two months ago, I couldn’t muster up the courage to get out of bed, let alone throw my leg over the bike.  I had lost the spark, and I wasn’t sure if I would find it again.  My personal life had…

Growth

I remember my first ‘cross race like it was yesterday.  I had been riding on the road on a semi-regular basis, and felt like I was in decent shape.  I figured I would perform well since I had an athletic background, but I was definitely nervous and skeptical. The pain I experienced was like nothing…

Build a life. Don’t live one.

I don’t normally post stuff like this, but a friend of mine reminded me of this pretty rad speech this morning.  I had to watch it again, maybe for inspiration, maybe for motivation, maybe to simply remember what’s really important. EVERYTHING else IS crap.  Don’t be fooled by all the bullshit.  That is all, people. …

Two Zero One Three

Yesterday was a weird day.  I found myself shying away from all the NYE hype, but the part of me who holds on to social norms felt a little sad because I didn’t have plans.  I kept pushing down the bad feelings, and telling myself NYE is a hoax, which it truly is.  It’s simply…