The para-cycling World Cup #3 in Switzerland has come to an end. Congratulations to all the athletes, especially Team USA for a job well done. Results here. For some, the Parapan American Games in Toronto and the World Cup #4 in South Africa are up next. For me, it’s a wrap, folks. My 2015 racing season is now over. It has been a bittersweet ride thus far. I did very well for my first full season of racing. Now ranked 4th in the country and having done better than expected, I was asked to go to the next and final World Cup of the season in South Africa in September. I put a lot of thought into going, but it is with a heavy heart that I have to pull the plug on my 2015 race season and focus on next year.
At the conclusion of my series of races in May, I suffered a bit of a hamstring injury that sidelined me for a few weeks. During this time, my mother, who for the past 13 months battled stage IV lung cancer passed away. I have to say, it was a privilege to care for my mother during her time of need, as she spent her entire life devoted to helping me through the physical challenges I have had.
Looking back on my season, I am extremely pleased and proud of what I have accomplished considering my time was split between training and being primary caregiver. Needless to say, it was exhausting. Now that life is back to normal so to speak, I am 100% focused on furthering my success towards the Paralympic games.
Once again, thank you to everyone who had a hand in getting me this far in such a short period of time. Without your help, this would just be a dream. Going forward, your support will set me up for a successful 2016 season. Donate here.