Its been a while since my last confession/update...so quickly
I had my crash in May, then a sore back, was off the bike for a month and now back on and have a whle new energy (I hope).
Since May I raced the Three Day Tour in Gippsland (4 stages in three days), I rode stage one an 8 km time trial. Pulled out of stage two and then was a DNS - I became a photographer instead. I had a miserable time on Stage 2 - got dropped very very early and then basically was in a foul mood for the rest...you know the way it goes, when you are having a bad day and it is getting worse, but hopefully that is all in the past now.
THEN I raced Gippsland Time Trial Champs - Won first lady
THEN Club time trial and was 2nd in B grade (BY ONE SECOND)
THEN the Riviera Tour - Five stages in four weeks, I pulled out of B grade in Stage one, after getting dropped on the first lap - too hard, feeling too sorry for myself and overall just "princess behaviour". "I am no good at this, why so I even bother"....etc etc even though you know better, your head was to do the negative self talk!!!
Stage 2 was time trial and they let me ride C grade - It was my favorite course from the Tour last year and I won C grade and rode really well. (Note to self- when a club lets you drop a grade to help your self confidence, dont win!....looks like back to B grade)
Stage 3 - The time trials in the Tour. I was 8th of 28 riders all up that rode the time trial. so Very Happy with my ride, I really had a great day and rode well
Stage 4 - I didnt ride as it was the day before our club Time Trials - which I lost by ONE SECOND - Did I mention that??????
Stage 5 - Now Bairnsdale rearrange the grades a bit and put anyone sitting and doing it too easy in a grade up to the next grade. I rode the new B grade, and on the hills, four of us were away and in the sprint I won! I won the race.....lol, I got help from Chris at Bdale who gave me a great lead out and John at Bdale was very helpful and encouraging too and I sprinted hard AND WON...I was in shock.
This week, new focus and training hard and this is my Core Strength (All the pics are from the net None are me)