Here we go. Stage 1 starts at 11am with a 12 mile hill climb.
The past couple of weeks has been a struggle. Working through all of the emotions and rejection. Talking with friends and regaining confidence in myself. Ignoring the negative voices in my head and teaching the positive voices to speak up, drowning out the others. In the past I would have run back and begged to be told what I did wrong and what I could do better. It's funny, in other's eyes, there are always things I should do differently. I find that it's the ones who care, who don't always tell me the different way I should have done things, but they let me do it my way. If the result is the same....well, let it go, I did.
The World Bicycle Relief Blog post yesterday was such a huge encouragement. After considering not racing at all, I got the push in the right direction that I needed, just at the right time. Thanks Katie and WBR.
So now, I'm ready to go kick some tail. I'm going to give it what I've got, and enjoy the ride.
Have a great day.