I keep up my blog pretty well, so a grand rehashing of all 17 races I had this season seems a bit redundant. It also occurred to me that while it is the end of the season, it's not like I'm taking so much time off that I need a farewell address and then a welcome back blog on the other end. This is just a short and necessary break in a very, very long accumulation of training. I'd like to just keep a steady blog flow going through the "off season" since it's all part of the process.
The 2013 season went well, my last three races were great, and I have a lot of people to thank. I have a seperate blog to specifically thank my parents, so I'll save this space for my sponsors, Athletes Lounge, and Rolf Prima Wheel Systems. I haven't officially announced it yet, but Roka Sports is coming on board for 2014, which is incredibly exciting.
My final race of the season, Fearless F1 (super sprint format) will be on Universal Sports this coming Monday 8pm ET, so tune in to watch Ben Kanute, Tommy Zaferes, and I work together and then sprint it out at the end!
After the race, the Triathlon Squad boys got invited to competitor radio with Bob Babbitt, so Joe, Jason and I donned our best radio voices and tried to give some insight into what it's like coming up in a high performance environment as younger athletes. These two guys, and Paulo Sousa are the biggest reason for my improvement this year. Sponsors keep us from literally going hungry, but we constantly remind each other to stay hungry in the metaphorical sense. Never settle, never let off the gas, never expect anything but the best from ourselves.
|Photo: Erik Pedersen|
We've become like brothers and hopefully we're not the only ones who will laugh at our jokes, check it out:
I made my first major (over $100) purchase in years, and Paulo has already called me out for being a hipster. I guess I'll always be a Portlander at heart:
It's a 70cc two stroke, so it spews smoke, sounds like a chainsaw, and is more fun than a barrel of monkeys when it's running. It's ten years older than me, so keeping my expectations low is the secret to happiness :)
That's it, I'm out!