Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fun Filled Summer Racing

July has been a very busy and fun filled month. So many different feelings and results.

At the beginning of the month, I toed up to the line at the Toronto Pan American Cup. This was also a test event for the Pan American games for 2015. A smaller but strong field and I wanted to get myself in the mix. It was relaxing to have a race so close to my training environment, family and friends. I was lucky to stay with my Mum and neighbors the night before the race. Everything in this race went to plan. I was ecstatic to capture my first Pan American Cup win.

I think I win the award for the most cheesiest post race interview:

Incredible experience holding that banner of my head! 
Racing at Ontario Place 
Winning all the hard ware with team mates Alexander and Jason 
Awesome race for Johanna Gartman
A week later I was back at it. This time in Magog, QB for another Pan American Cup doubling as our National Championships. Unfortunately I had a crash in the first couple kilometers of the bike. I was still able to finish the race and ended up 8th. Not what I was hoping for but it's part of the sport and a good learning lesson. 
The three RTC amiga's racing together! 
I received good news after a disappointing race in Magog that re-fired my motivation. I have officially been selected to compete at the U23 Elite World Championships at the end of August in Edmonton... YAHOOOOOO!

I had one last race this past weekend in Ottawa before my preparation for Worlds. It is our Provincial Championships which I raced for the 5th year and I was happy to take home the win. 
Leading out of the water
Elite women's top three

Huge shout out to my sponsors:
- Nineteen wetsuits, keeping me speedy in swims
- CEP, recovering me for my training and racing
- HoneyMaxx- fueling my bottles with all natural ingredients
- Titika- looking trendy with my active wear 
- Altra- the comfiest footwear, especially the One Squared

One last training block into Worlds! 

Happy Days