Mind Over Matter: Simplification for Intensification

I am a new person every time I stand on the start line. This season, I was blessed enough to stand on some pretty incredible start lines. It was an outstanding season, filled with new experiences, bigger races, stronger finishes, and as always, lots of learning. This weekend I lined up for my final race of … More Mind Over Matter: Simplification for Intensification

5 Titles, 4 Years, 1 Journey, and A Whole Lot of Growth

Where did the time go? Four years of school are already coming to a close. It seems like just yesterday I was signing the papers and driving across the US to my new home in Missouri. Ever since then it has been a whirlwind. My college experience has been a tornado of opportunities whizzing by … More 5 Titles, 4 Years, 1 Journey, and A Whole Lot of Growth

Controlling the Uncontrollable: MTB XC World Championship

The World Championship: This race is the ultimate goal. This is what athletes all over the world suffer for and dream of. This year, for the first time on the mtb, I got to be a part of the USA World Championship team. This is a dream come true. The World Championship starts weeks before … More Controlling the Uncontrollable: MTB XC World Championship

Moment by Moment 

         Live in the moment. This simple concept is something that I have been working on all season, and honestly, probably most of my life. A moment is so difficult to capture. A moment is fleeting and changes in an instant, however, I’ve learned that often times the key to racing is … More Moment by Moment 

Two steps forward…and a hop and a skip: Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup

“Far from what I once was, but not yet what I’m going to be.” This simple quote resonates with me as I think about the Mont St. Anne World Cup. For me, MSA is more than just another race, it is the representation of progress. 2 years ago, I stood atop the Beatrice baffled by … More Two steps forward…and a hop and a skip: Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup

USA National Championships: (mud, sweat, and drama)

Drama:  “an exciting, emotional, or unexpected series of events or set of circumstances.”  Drama may have been the most commonly used noun in our condo this weekend at mountain bike nationals. Drama is the mysterious entity that hovers over the national championship. Why? Drama exists at nationals because nationals has something for everybody. Everybody wants … More USA National Championships: (mud, sweat, and drama)