It's been months now since WEMBO 24 hour solo World Championships. I still haven't managed to sit down and write about it... My assumption that things would “quieten down” was completely unfounded and I found myself working on all those “responsible” things that adults do that I should have been doing and mixing that in with bouts of procrastination on the trails in the sunshine after work. In fact, I haven't really written about anything... And that has haunted me, day in and day out, like a monster lurking in the shadows of my mind. Without penning my thoughts, there appears to still be unfinished business with my most recent world championships experience, and I sincerely hope that in writing about it now, I can put it to rest and move onto the next thing (whatever that may be!) with energy and enthusiasm.
My training and preparation up to race day was good. In fact, generally, I had a blast... Climbing mountains and having wicked adventures on my bike with good people. I'll admit that the final month before the race, my training became a little disjointed as the pressures of work, training and life in general encroached on my rest time. The week before world champs, I became quite sick... In fact, sick enough that I had to take a couple of days off work. It was stressful, and the thought of missing out on the one event I had been training for all year was entirely unfathomable... I was 100% invested... But I felt good in my head, and I have always staunchly believed that your body is merely a vehicle for the mind to achieve what it so desires.
This is where I begin to struggle… I wasn’t necessarily proud of what I achieved that weekend… Not remotely… I didn’t enjoy it, I didn’t get a good result, and I felt nothing afterwards except a sense of relief that it was over.
Megan - you are awesome. Results of this race today do not indicate your inner strength as you would hope. But everyone has their day in the sunshine. Yours will come with renewed purpose...and it need not be via racing....let’s talk soon! We love who you are and what you represent. It meant a lot coming from her.
here... It'll be wicked!). In the meantime, I’m enjoying hitting the trails for fun, heading out for crazy adventures, digging in the garden and playing with my dogs. It’s a relief to write again and share my experience so candidly with everyone who reads my blog. What I do know is that regardless of what I do, I can count on the fact that there will always be adventures to be had, and I can only trust that takes me to more wonderful places for more amazing experiences, whether it involves racing bikes for 24 hours or not.