#tbt to the first world cup of the year in Nové Město na Moravě. In the startloop I crashed with another girl during a hectically downhill section. I spent too many thoughts about the crash and realised too late that the race is still going on. After the second lap I found my rhythm and was able to overtake a few girls. But it was too late. After three laps + startloop the UCI guys took me out of the race because of the 80% rule. I sat next to the track and looked on the fastest girls rolling over the finish line: cheering, happily and overwhelmed. My feelings were the full opposite: frustrated, sad, unsatisfied. Was all the training in vain?Am I just too slow? Is it a mental thing? My bf @chris_11_07, my brother @robert_schwenk and my lovely dad came to pick me up from the ground. Hugging and comfort me. Life is always about picking ourselfs back up, isn't it? I realised that I'm too self-critically and having a bad day on the bike isn't a shame. One hour after the race I was able to smile again. That's racing and crashes, mistakes and having a bad day is part of the game. It wasn't the first time I stood up again and it won't be the last time. I go for my dreams. I go for my goals.
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