Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
With the Xterra West Championships less than 24 hours away I really need to bring my blog out of hibernation. The highlight of my offseason was being asked to be Doug’s wife. I could not ask for a more smart, compassionate and funny spouse who motivates me everyday to pursue my passions on a professional and athletic level. Two other highlights from the frozen months are that I was crowned the 2012 USA National Snowshoe Champion and I am now the owner (and sole employee) of Flatirons Therapy. Starting my own private practice has made my days more hectic (full time work + more work = lots of work) and through the process I have come to realize that being a therapist in private practice feeds my soul and is exciting. I hope to grow my practice to a level where it will be viable full-time employment. Until then, hectic days continue.
On the racing front I feel very fortunate to once again be representing the same awesome companies for the 2012 season as I did in 2011. I guess you can call me a creature of habit who likes to be consistent all around.
Avia- Avia is a title sponsor for Xterra this year and I hope to make them proud out there. The new Bolt TXZR racer is light, fast and flashy. I can’t wait to put them to the test tomorrow.
Specialized - This is my 3rd year riding for Specialized and I’m glad to be on board for another year. My trusty steed this year is the Womens Fate 29er. Assembly of this rig is happening right now in the “man space” at our house.
NoTubes- Hands down the best and lightest tubeless set up out there. I don’t always ride the cleanest lines and these wheels always stand up to my “more interesting lines” and always come out with air in them.
Honey Stinger – What can I say, another year of yum! I love that Honey Stinger is a Colorado based company and makes such great tasting, natural energy products.
Native Eyewear – Native Eyewear is another Colorado based company. The spunky and laid back vibe of the company is something to admire. Not to mention their good-looking and incredibly functional glasses and ski goggles.
Infinit – If you struggle to find a drink mix that truly works for you then I suggest Infinit. Infinit is pretty much the only energy drink that you can customize in all areas…sodium, calories, aminos, flavor, protein, caffeine.
Xterra Wetsuits –My new Vendetta wetsuit fits like a glove and is flexible in the arms and shoulders. I will also be sporting the Velocity Speedsuit for non-wetsuits swims.
Thank you to all my wonderful sponsors! I will strive to be on the podium and when I'm not, I'll still be smiling because the journey of working towards the top has many rewards in and of itself. Here's to a great 2012 season!