It’s been a tough season for me; I’ve had several ups and downs with my fitness routine (primarily due to the lack of time), a couple of solid crashes and plenty of soreness. So why do I keep on pushing myself? I can’t imagine not doing so, I thrive on the pain.
Not only am I cyclist but I am an overall fitness junkie. I spend several days a week running, sessioning hundreds of stairs near my home, weight lifting in the gym and yoga at home. It’s taken me years to build a cycling fitness as well as an overall muscle base. It’s even harder for me because I am an Ectomorph, giving me quite a challenge to look like an athlete. While I’ve spent many years discouraged by the lack of a chiseled body, I’ve finally come to grips with it. I’ve revamped my thinking and enjoy giving my competitors the element of surprise. Hey, who knew this girl was actually fit?