I knew I had to come out of blog hibernation because racing at home means I feel so much love and support I don’t know what to...
I’ve done a myriad of exciting races this year but Canadian XC Nats and Canada Games have been my biggest targets all year. These races are the epitome of the season and I’m ecstatic that I’m a podium contender.
As wonderful as my experience racing in Europe was, it really sucked the life out of me. But… is there anything so addicting as throwing yourself to the wolves? But you need to recoup if you do that and I have. The Canada Cups in Ontario (that took place two weeks after Europe), were the definition of mixed emotions. Horseshoe was terrible, I loved the course but the power just wasn’t there. Hardwood I tried to put myself back to together as much as possible in a week and crossed my fingers. Thanks to those who gave Dad and I advice on training that week, it worked! You know who you are.
So ta da, back in the top 10 Elite and then back home for some quality training and self care. I’ve been putting in the time and miles with a little extra skip in my step… because of my next two races. I’m confident in my preparation and really excited at the prospect of how sweet these races will be. Not to mention the fact that they are two brand new courses and I’ve never been to Canmore or Winnipeg before.
This will be my second Canada Games and I couldn’t be more proud to represent Nova Scotia alongside a FULL female team. So, not only is it a gathering of the best U23 athletes in the country but also the best cyclists in NS who I don’t see as much as I’d like to!