3 weeks ago
Although my results this past season were better than last year’s, my 2019 season was wrought with unnecessary drama that made it difficult to stay focused on racing. Between volunteering, managing a new initiative, job woes, and relationships, my head was not in the game.
I tried to direct my anger, anxiety, and depression into my racing efforts but it did the opposite. Thankfully, I have a supportive family. I know without them – showing up to races alone, warming up alone, and going home alone – it would have been even harder.
In the end, I had 14 Top 5 finishes, 10 Podiums, and 2 wins (mountain biking). My goal for the 2019 Season was to upgrade to a Cat 2. This meant earning 30 upgrade points by winning races or landing on the podium. I only had 13 points at the end of the season. 17 off from an upgrade. Why I thought this would be my year, who knows. I wanted to be right. I thought I’d do well enough but then Life happened. As it always does.
Read my race season recap on my blog. Link in bio. I’d love to know how others’ race seasons went. Let me know in the comments. 👇🏼