I never thought I would be riding multi-day stage races, or completing ultra endurance events on a bike. Not in my wildest dreams could I have ever imagined riding the kind of technical trails I did in BC Bike Race last year.
But I did. It's not always pretty, but I do it because I can. And because it is life-affirming in a way that I can never seem to put exactly the right words around.
I might not be the leanest or the fastest rider out there, but I couldn’t be more grateful for this strong and tenacious body that gets me through some of the toughest races around.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you you can’t do something.
You’re never “TOO” anything (too fat, too old, etc.)...you can always take that step towards getting yourself closer to your goals, no matter what other people think.
And if that person is you, or your inner voice, just remember that you have a choice whether to listen to it or to tell a brand new story.
Reach out if you are doubting yourself but you have a little voice inside that keeps asking, "What if...?" I love talking to people who want to figure out the logistics of getting outside your comfort zone, challenging yourself a bit more, and finding out just how powerful you are!