In January of 2006 my husband Lath and I wanted to see how far I could go in the sport of cycling. Track cycling, to be exact. In competition, my best success is on the banked surface called the velodrome.
For years I’d been squeezing training and racing between deadlines. I wanted to see if I could minimize obstacles, life stress and focus on sport.
Within one year, I was representing the United States National Team at the Los Angeles and Manchester World Cups. I won my first elite national title that year and competed in the Sydney and Beijing World Cups. I finished 2007 with solid, top-ten results at the World Cup level and began racing for the Verducci-Breakaway UCI Track Trade team. By the end of 2008, I had won 4 elite national titles and was named to USA Cycling’s Beijing Olympic Long team.
My goal is and always has been to reach my potential as an athlete. I used to race for fun, fitness and to relieve stress. Now when I train, I focus on elite national titles, American records, World Cup medals and the 2012 London Olympic Games.
This blog helps me keep my editorial skills sharp. I also like writing about what I’m learning and things that inspire me.