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Let the racing season begin!

Our first race of the season is coming up in just a few weeks. We will compete to add data to our applications for Team USA's roster heading to World Cup 1 this April in Italy! Team USA just wrapped up a camp in Southern California where I completed over 250 miles in 4 days through the mountains! The climbs were epic and the descents allowed me to practice taking turns over 40 miles and hour. Just what I needed...

U.S. Paracycling National Team Camp

It's a new year which means a new racing season is upon us. It seems like at the start of every season brings new hopes and goals. Every year I want to learn more, train more, race more, and grow more as an athlete. This year is no different for me. Now that I've quit working part time and will be focusing more on training, I am hoping this extra time will take...

World Cup of ParaSnowboard – Pyhä, Finland

Hello team and supporters, I’m just back from an adventure in Finland. My second time there, a place in the Arctic Circle, in Northern Finland called Pyhä. It’s magical… and this time it wasn’t so cold, it’s been quite an off winter for European standards. Last time I was there I had a hard time on this race course and it was very humbling. That’s exactly why I came back, to get stronger as an athlete. It was very positive...

1 month to GO-TIME!

It is exactly one month until the Valley of The Sun time trial. I was 1 minute and 40 seconds faster at this time trial than years previous. This year is a new course which is similar to the previous course. But, yes but, I need to ride faster than I have ridden in two years to meet the time requirement to increase my chances of selection to world cup 1 and 2 over in Europe. I'm currently on my...

Pushing Through Plateaus

I just wrapped up a 4 month winter training session focused on low intensity and long hours coupled with a strong strength training program. The last 3 weeks have shown this hard work has paid off! I have pushed through some old plateaus and set myself up to start high intensity interval training in better way than I imagined. My fitness levels have been measured at all time highs as a result of putting in more hours than I have...

To a great 2023!!!

Hello, I start writing this month's post with optimism for the 2023 season. In all honesty, I'm nervous as there are many items that need to come together for me. I need to have specific, measurable, attainable, and realistic goals. You have heard of SMART goals before. I left the T for timely out of the previous sentence, but dates are very important. Everything needs to align with date of competition. There is no next day, sick day, or race...

Winter Season 2023

Greetings friends & family! Winter training has been going well, it’s the time of year I increase my training load with the goal of being at 100% by the time my races come. It’s been a lot of balance board training, weights, a bit of running & swimming and making sure I recover well. I went twice to the snow for specific training , and in early January I’ll be off to Finland (World Cup), Spain (Worlds) & potentially Italy (test...

Almost December!

Just a couple hours before December 1st and I was thinking there were 31 days this month, oops! All good though as I'm blogging before midnight. I was going to summarize 28 things I'm grateful for in this month's blog but I think I'll pass. Not that I'm not grateful for 28 things, definitely more, but just have better things to discuss. First, I'm getting stronger day by day. Why am I getting stronger you may ask? I'm getting stronger because...

The hype up to Beijing 

Hello friends, Today I was thinking about the training & racing that happened in Big White, Canada, prior to flying to Beijing for the Paralympics; then thought I would tell the story… My coach Mancha flew in from Portugal and we met in Canada. First days were laser focused for the races at hand (2), which in themselves were incredible. 1st race I got an unexpected 2nd place (!) —anything can happen on Snowboard Cross. That gave me so much confidence for...

Daily Grind

Almost end of the year it's been a Rollercoasters lots of projects happening and always on the move as we get ready to reset for 2023 I set here contemplating on the achievements goals and current state. As of now I had to slow down on my training do to some home projects that were keeping me from staying consistent never the less I'm getting back on track to my daily routine taking care of the usual work family and...