When you think of off-season you generally think of relaxing, lounging and vacationing. The past few weeks have been very little of those things and I’ve actually made a pretty big effort to get caught up on everything that I wanted to do that I couldn’t do during the race season. To be a full time Mountain Bike athlete means being extremely good at one thing and that’s riding your bike. I absolutely love mountain biking and you couldn’t do this sport if you weren’t motivated for success & improvements although it does come with it’s sacrifices. I once heard a quote: ” To excel in one specific sport or thing, often means blunting energy or making sacrifices elsewhere in your life”. That’s pretty much how us athletes live for 11 months of the year. At this level you have to dedicate 100% of your time and lifestyle solely to your performance and your sport. The “off-season” for me…. is the perfect time to get caught up on all the fun activities I miss out on throughout the year. In a nutshell the last few weeks have been all about riding the moto, eating good food lol… sometimes indulging in good food, getting on the fastest auto track in North America with Pfaff Porsche, racing bikes (of course!) house stuff like painting and decorating, shopping and catching up with family and friends.
So, here is to the off-season as we get closer to 2015!