After some discussion and reflection, my coach and I have decided to end my season. This is certainly not how I envisioned capping off my 2016 season. I’m still feeling emotional but I am starting to recognize what I achieved this year despite falling short of my ultimate goal. They say it’s about the journey –looking back on my journey the past 6 months, I have to say that I am grateful for the many new experiences I’ve had and the personal growth I’ve experienced.
The plan now is to rest for a few weeks and then it’s back to work! I will take the off-season to deal with my back issues that flared up in early May and took me out of the weight room for the remainder of the season. My goal is to be the strongest I’ve ever been when I resume training in LA in the fall.
Thank you all for your kind words #ottawabound !