Pan Am Championships 2015

The thud in my left hip. That is what I'm waiting for. While I'm spinning on the rollers early in the morning, with my down vest and Team USA stocking cap on, my first goal of the day, before racing even gets started, is putting my hip back where it belongs, so that left leg [...]

Keeping the Dream Alive

After what seems like forever that I go without posting on my blog, now all the news hits at once. Yesterday, the team for the 2015 Pan Am Championships was announced via USA Cycling's website. I logged into my Facebook account, and the first thing on my newsfeed was an article posted just minutes before [...]

Starting, again. Again. Again.

When we sat down and looked at the selection criteria, trying to come up with a plan for the remainder of the season, July 31st became the deadline. We had our fingers crossed, maybe I could race in T-town at the end of June (no). Or maybe in Japan in early July (no). Or maybe [...]

My First World Championships

I've been home for a week now. A week of jet lag and being sick for the 1000th time in the last few months. I just got back from a Personal Gold screening in Scottsdale Arizona, where the Foundation for American Track Cycling had its first big kickoff. As I sat shaking in my chair [...]

TV Time, Personal Gold Film, and Track Worlds!

Quite a bit happened very quickly after I returned from the world cup in Cali. For a few weeks, I've had plans with KSTP - TV out of Minneapolis, who had interest in coming to do a story with me. They also traveled down to San Diego to cover Alise Post, the 2012 London Olympian [...]

2014 Pan Am Championships and….?

Grab a snack and maybe a water bottle. This is a long one. Day One – Team Sprint My first race day was the women’s team sprint. Last year I was part of a national record team, that took 4th place, just missing the podium, and this year, I wanted revenge and to bring home [...]

2014 US Elite Track National Championships Recap

This elite national championships was the first "big event", I haven't been 100% prepared for. Physically, I'm not tapered like many of the other athletes. With the 2014 Pan Am Continental Track Championships taking place in just a few weeks, we've taken the approach to prepare completely for that event, being the first Olympic Qualifying [...]