When in Doubt, Train Harder

To be completely honest, last year was brutal. How brutal you ask? About as painful as this video:

For the past two years, I have struggled to translate training onto race day. There’s nothing worse than underperforming. You have it all, so why don’t you use it??

During the 2018 season, I pushed myself to my limits both mentally and physically (I even fractured a bone due to overuse, oops!). Despite all of this rigorous training and preparation, come race day, I choked. Again. And again. And again.

In my life, I’ve always equated hard work into success. If you put time and effort into something, you will reap rewards. So what happens when you don’t?

Unfortunately, such is life. You can’t always get what you want, even if you try your ass off. Sometimes, instead you get what you need…

So, I didn’t make the 2018 Olympics, that sucked, but I got over it. I learned some valuable lessons (as cliché as that sounds, it’s true) and gave me perspective that has shaped me into who I am today.

The hardest part of my career so far hasn’t been the fitness testing or the seemingly endless jetlag that comes with traveling, it’s been learning how to be “patient”.

This process takes time. I’ve heard the phrase, “trust the process” more times than I can count. But how can you trust a process that has made you feel like a failure over and over again? My answer – swallow the pride and own how you train. Are you working hard? Are you being your BEST self day after day? If the answer is yes, then you’re on the right track. You can only take ownership of YOURSELF so kick ass and keep working.

Recent Results:img_6652

-26th Carezza World Cup

-17th Cortina World Cup

-19th Bad Gastein World Cup

– 15th Bad Gastein Team Event World Cup

-8th Bad Gastein Europa Cup

-29th Rogla World Cup

With these results, I have qualified for my 2nd World Championships in Park City Feb 5th and 6th – FOLLOW HERE: https://2019worldchamps.com/schedule/

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Trust that you have what it takes and success will follow.

 

 

 

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