2016, the year of endurance. Longer events, epic adventures, and making myself known in the endurance community were just a few of 2016's goals. Little did I know ... 2016 would be the year of recovery. Longer rest, still some epic adventures, and making myself know for a Badass comeback.
Viewing entries in
One year ago I was lining up at a start line, freezing cold, not knowing what to expect and wondering what it was I was going to have to do. I told myself I was going to take it easy, but once we were released to go, I took off into the unexpected. The cold, rainy weather, mud and ice cold water was only a piece of what I was experiencing. Along the way I was running up steep hills, climbing over walls, crawling under what felt like a mile of barb wire, climbing ropes and doing burpees in the mud. I managed to finish and never felt so alive. That day was December 7th, 2013 in Malibu, CA at the Spartan Malibu Sprint, the day that marks the date when I would never be the same.
He told me as a coach and friend, he honestly felt I was making the right decision and to let go of bikini competing for now. NOT because I am not a good competitor, but my head needs to be 100% into what I am doing.
The SOCAL Beast, one of many races put on by Spartan held in Temecula, CA. With estimated high temperatures of 105 degrees + on race day, September 13, 2014, one of my proudest days.
Lately there has been a lot of talk about progress pictures being taken too far. Women "exposing" their glutes and hamstrings to show progress. Men "exposing" their "V" cuts a little too much and the ab shots continue.