October 6, 2011

Alpenrose.....I left the mind-games at the door.

Alpenrose. I raced well.  Not well because I placed third, but well because I raced clean and smooth and without the head-games that are so easy to play.

I just rode my bike. I wasn't nervous at the start. I was excited and confident. Not jittery or wound up.

I knew I had warmed up, I knew I needed to ride well; to keep calm, to carry on. I didn't waste energy on things that didn't move me forward.  When I lost my chain, I didn't Spaz Out.  I just pedaled it back on and focused on making up the few seconds that I had lost.

I still have a lot of work to do, but I am happy to have Alpenrose under my belt.

And I was thrilled to see Max, my nephew, complete his first race - Kiddie Cross!

Over the barriers
Sprint to the finish
And a huge shout out to the team.  You guys rock!
Bunny ears.... they will never grow up?