Monday, June 12, 2017

Leaping into Spring

After many cloudy, rainy and cool weeks in New York, the sun has finally come out! Not only is it wonderful to see blue sky, but it is amazing to be surrounded by all the green that the rain has created. In between the spring raindrops, I have been visiting my favorite spots in the woods and watching the transformation. Today the laurel are blooming and the ferns are nearly touching my handlebars. The season I love is finally here!

It has been seven months since my last post. During that time, life has had it’s ups and downs, but I blog today because last Sunday, I returned to racing XC. I did not prepare with any training, I just showed up with what I got, as if it was my first training ride of the season. I did not feel good as I started to warm up, but it got better. It usually does get better. Getting over the first few hurdles is always the hardest. We all have reasons not to race, but many times the reasons to race outweigh the reasons not to race. Sometimes you just have to take the leap!

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