28.12.19 Kerneil Borgloon Masters CX, Belgium
On Saturday the 28th of December our Euro Master Graeme Gow took on the Kerneil Borgloon Masters CX race in Belgium.
What he thought was to be a low key race to round off his Belgian adventure turned out to be anything but as Graeme lined up on the grid alongside the current European and World Masters CX champions!!
From the gun the riders faced a 75 metre hill followed by 150 metres downhill on good old Belgian Pavé before turning into what could only be described as an off-camber mudfest. The muddy field however proved to work to Graemes strengths with him working his way throught the pack until he was sitting comfortably in the top10. However with only a lap to go the boa on his shoe snapped off and slowed him on the running sections where he was to lose a couple of places to finish in a still very commendable 12th place overall.
We are very thankful to Graeme for raising the teams profile on the European scene this year and we would also like to take this opportunity to thank Eileen Reid who has assisted in the pits, taken photos and kept us up to date during races for both Graeme and Craig Gow at races all over Scotland, England and Belgium this year.
Next up for Graeme will be the National Champs at Shrewsbury which we wish him all the best for.
As Eileen was in the pits for this race we didn't manage to get any race photos however they did manage to get a selfie with one of the Worlds top CX riders Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado and 2004 Paris-Roubaix winner Magnus Backstedt was introduced to our team mascot Poppy!!
Out for a nice morning pedal this morning!
For things to change you have to change..
Want new results? You gotta get in a new space and live a little differently.
Keen to incorporate some regular riding into my workout routine 🙌🏼
How can we expect the next generation to grow up when we ourselves are not sure how to maturely bring up taboo subjects and offer new perspectives!?
When I launched my "Cycles Menstruation Care Kit" I found it interesting how many adults hesitated on gifting one to a 'coming of age' young girl. They wanted to however were not sure (especially the males) how to approach the subject of menstruation. I'm honored they spoke honestly to me about this and it taught me a lot. It's up to us to break taboos, to break out of our own comfort zone.
It's important to find graceful ways be a true example to the next generation. It's in our silence that taboo thrives.
It may feel risky, but honestly, what will will lose? Or better yet, what can we gain!? .
How beautiful is it to have a father acknowledge his daughter's cycles!? How sweet is it to know young women are exploring the celebration of their bodies!? How encouraging is it for us peers to look at each other with admiration knowing we are making a difference that will carry on passed our withering existence!?
This is what keeps me coming up with offerings that expand our psychology around taboo subjects. Art is a digestible way to educate and pass knowledge. This is my gift. AND
I want YOU to gift it too! I will make it easy (and fun) with this FREE GIVE AWAY:) If you have a friend who has a daughter, tag below. You can tag as many as you want! Next week I will randomly select someone tagged to win a "Cycles- Menstruation Care kit" to gift their daughter niece or anyone coming of age:)
Here's what's in the kit: ~ 2020 Moon Phase Calendar ~ 5 Body Positive Coloring Pages ~ Yoni Steam and ~ Insight sheet for self-reflection.
Thank you for growing with me and creating tangible positive impact. 🙏
Monday gone done me in 😳.
First proper week back into @ironmantri training after it was side-linded for more important family focuses.
The morning 5km 🏃♀️ felt great 🙌 However, lunch 2hr sesh at @athletelabuk was a mix of feeling strong and crumbling into tears.
Myself & @dmc.coach did their Strength Endurance & Threshold Booster sessions back to back 💀💦. If you've not been down to AthleteLab yet, I can't recommend it enough. It got me through my first full ironman, and will be such a big part of my training again for my second IM!
Bring on IM Vichy 2020 🏊♀️🚴♀️🏃♀️.
December 9, 2019 ✨ Juan Leaño.
Juan (J.D.) Leaño has the most infectious positive energy I’ve come across in a while. He’s vibrant and kind, ambitious and humble.
Has anyone ever told you that an indoor cycling class could change your life? It’s true. I’ve experienced it myself.
Recently back from an intensive training in New York City, JD has officially crossed off a life goal of becoming a SoulCycle instructor - but it didn’t come easily! Four applications and three auditions later, JD has navigated deep self-discovery, diving into his true motivations, and now holds space for others to live their truths.
In this episode, JD sheds light on growing up internationally, shaping his own true identity, and moving through shame he has felt associated with being Latino.
We talk about the importance of exercise and movement, nutrition, limiting beliefs, the stories we tell ourselves, and how “cyclical” (my cycling pun!) the highs and lows of life are.
You won’t want to miss this uplifting conversation!
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