- Courage Classic, Here I Come.
- Courage Classic 2014, Day #1: Swiss Rolls and Shut Up, Legs!
- Courage Classic 2014, Day #2: Swan Mountain, Candy & Rainbows
- Courage Classic 2014, Day #3: Telling Myself No & Winning
Day #3, Monday
At the Breckenridge Aid Station we had the option to turn around and head back to Copper or go up Hoosier Pass. I had decided in the morning I was not going to ride Hoosier Pass as I had originally planned (making the day 31 miles instead of 56 total). I admit I seriously debated it at the last minute. I was feeling great and I’ve never done that pass before, so I was itching to try it.
I stayed strong and I told myself, “no.” This is one area where I have grown as an athlete and a person. I have a hugely important week coming up with the She Speaks conference, and I need to be top notch to get as much out of it as possible. I know my recovery would take longer if I totally exhausted myself.
The ride from Frisco to Copper is all uphill but absolutely gorgeous, so I decided to fully enjoy the last 10 miles of the Courage Classic 2014. I took the time to be thankful for a great ride, no injuries, a wonderful 3 days, and soak up the beauty around me. I kept my pace steady and even though I heard “on your left” about 50 times from other riders passing me, I didn’t let it get to me. I’m incredibly grateful I’m healthy enough to do this event. I stopped and took these photos.
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