October 8, 2013

Down and Dirty at Tough Mudder Houston 2013

Kristin, Alex (Dad), Becky, Kelsey (sister), Myself, Sheri
from left to right. Cajun Chaos 3.0 was the team name
What is tough mudder? That is the exact question that I had to ask myself a week before the event. My sister has been hyping up this event for several months now, and I wanted to see what the big deal was. She even was able to make my dad do the event with her. As the final days approached to the event I started to dig around and find some information and what exactly tough mudder is. A few google searches later I came to the conclusion that tough mudder is a basically a 12 mile course that you can do solo or with teams. Where in between the start and finish line there are many obstacles that would need to be circumnavigated as well as lots of mud to sludge through.

October 3, 2013

A long awaited close to 2013. A season of learning and growth

Stach Watts

In my opinion 2013 feels like it has been the longest season of my cycling career. This season would end up being my 6th season since beginning racing back in 2007, as well as my 2nd season on team Super Squadra. My goals for the season would be to improve upon the great 2012 I had. I knew that I would be capable of it. My winter training before the season was flawless and my motivation for racing was the highest it has ever been. I finished 2012 with some great results to my name. Including an 8th at my first u23 national road race, 4th at Pro states, u23 state champ, and the youngest winner of the Fayetteville stage race.

October 2, 2013

Keeping it together at u23 State championships

The blog post for this race is going to be on the team blog. It is a really good write up in my opinion and I recommend everyone to take the time to check it out.

But I will now post it here in honor of Shane's retirement (temporary) from cycling

When I woke up at 5 a.m. for the age based state road race championships, I had no idea how I was going to feel. The previous day, at the skill based state championship, I was blown out of the water and only able to complete one of the three, 33-mile laps. (A big disappointment, considering I finished fourth in the skill based race the year prior, and my teammate finished second.)
I looked at my phone, and the weather looked terrible. It was going to be wet, cold, and windy. All things I did not want to wake up to.