After a fun night of camping near Pemberton, it was hard to say no when asked if I wanted to do a hike today. Instead, we headed back early so that I could go for a 3 hour bike ride. My training program for BCBR officially started today. I’m proud to say I have an amazing coach to help me through the next 10 months. Jen Segger, a Canadian Endurance Athlete here in Squamish, is one heck of an inspiring woman who is going to kick my butt into shape. Without her, there’s no way I would even think to start with a 3 hour ride with 10 months to go. That’s crazy!
Already having to say no to something fun has given me a new found awareness. I already have even more respect for all of the athletes that have previously raced for BCBR; any endurance race for that matter. There is so much dedication, sweat, grit and sacrifice behind the scenes which I’m already starting to discover. I know it’s going to be a tough journey, but it’s something that I really, REALLY want.