Today, 3 15 minute tempo intervals (that's pretty hard, but not race pace for those non-cyclists out there) and I finish the last one belting out the words to whatever song is on Spotify on my phone, beaming ear to ear, feeling like I'm on top of the world.
There is nothing particularly great going on in my life right now, I mean, yeah, Brendan did find some brand new Conti Mountain King tires (my absolute favorites, and the exact size I need to replace the worn out tire on my trail bike) in the secret compartments of my car, and some sick new Enve wheels came in the mail yesterday, but I'm still in the thick of the sponsor hunt, I have house work for days to catch up on, and I'm struggling pretty hard with body image issues right now, so I think it's safe to say this euphoria is completely ignited by riding bikes. Anyway, I may not understand it, but I like it, and I want to keep riding bikes for many, many more years. Despite all the uncertainty about next year's racing season, I am more filled with motivation right now that I have even been. It's exciting to hit the road hard, and train smart, and dream big :) Also, thanks Matt for doing such a kick booty job as my coach, I think his genius training plan may be contributing to my stoked on bikes feeling right now!
|View of Catalina Island from Laguna on Wed night's ride. I live in an awesome place :)|