Posted on: May 16th, 2013 by Alison Tetrick | 3 Comments
You ride like a girl. Well, thank you. My intention isn’t to ride like a man, because I am a woman, and I compete like one. What does that mean? I am strong, capable, and of course have issues of my own, but I don’t need to make apologies for those. I am a woman, I ride my bike, and last time I checked, I was pretty good at it. This week, I will be competing in the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Time Trial, presented by SRAM. …
Posted on: May 12th, 2013 by Alison Tetrick | No Comments
I recently caught up with Ted Burns from NorCal Cycling News. I love racing in our local district, and supporting our area. Here is the link to the podcast. Let me give you fair warning, I can talk. Maybe it can be background noise to a tedious day at the office. Thank you to NorCal Cycling News for promoting the women’s peloton, and also giving us fun blurbs about our racing!
Posted on: May 7th, 2013 by Alison Tetrick | 16 Comments
I will admit it; I was a triathlete in the past. It was a brief stint and I am very happy with the career path I have chosen with just me and my bicycle. Triathlon is an enigma. It is a sport that effectively challenges the athlete to become a master of three sports that actually combat one another’s success. I won’t claim to be a professional in the field of triathlon, but as a professional cyclist, I have learned quite a bit about the bike, the training, and the…
Posted on: May 3rd, 2013 by Alison Tetrick | 4 Comments
Have you ever been told you were stubborn as a mule? Did you say thank you? There a few times when I think that should be a compliment. If success could be characterized as an animal, what would it resemble? A lion? A peacock? A primate? A bulldog? In order to be successful, you have to persevere. You have to forge through the rough waters and difficult terrain. You have to ignore the obvious signs to quit. You have to be stubborn and obstinate. You have to be like a…
Posted on: April 26th, 2013 by Alison Tetrick | 2 Comments
How do you view success? Through rose colored glasses? From the cheap seats? Each day you wake up? Or from within your heart and soul. When asking how people view success, one of the major themes that I have discovered resonating is an uncontrollable smile. A real smile that creeps up on you and you can’t help but release it. A smile that can only surface when you feel a sense of personal accomplishment. That inner peace that allows for your guard to be removed and your true emotions shine….
Posted on: April 23rd, 2013 by Alison Tetrick | No Comments
Families that race together, stay together. Or something like that. The first time I did the Sea Otter Classic, I raced with and against my mom. Talk about tough and inspiring. How does that even work? Does she apologize after she executes a vicious attack? Does she make sure I am eating and drinking during the race? If I have snot on my face, does she ride by and wipe my nose for me? Does she frown if I have a brief “potty mouth”? Yes to all. Although…
Posted on: April 19th, 2013 by Alison Tetrick | No Comments
If someone succeeds on a desolate mountaintop, and no one is there to acknowledge it, did it really happen? What if you hear silence instead of applause? What if you don’t even have a witness of your escapade? Did you really succeed? Absolutely. Although recognition is an obvious way to measure success, it is not the only way. What does success sound like? It can be a victorious roar, a clashing symbol, or bubbling champagne. Success is explosive. Success is monumental. Success is resounding. But success can also be silent….
Posted on: April 13th, 2013 by Alison Tetrick | 2 Comments
It was my birthday last week. No, this isn’t a ploy to get you to say Happy Birthday to me, but thank you. I will take it. I must have done something incredible, because I got the privilege of racing my bike on my birthday. And not just any bike race, a time trial! It was destined to be wonderful. Or so I thought. Then they threw the TT up to Big Bear Lake at the comfortable altitude of 7000ft and I didn’t want to play anymore. I finished 8th….
Posted on: April 12th, 2013 by Alison Tetrick | No Comments
Guilty by association? Yes, please!At this moment, I can only hope I am guilty by association. I am in a room full of not only successful athletes, but successful people. We are having a team meeting, and I am with my professional women’s cycling team, Exergy TWENTY16. There is no shortage of extremely successful women and those on the cusp of greatness as I am surrounded by Olympic medals, world champions, mothers, lawyers, doctors, students, and educators, which all seem to supersede the obvious correlated success of just being a professional…
Posted on: April 6th, 2013 by Alison Tetrick | 6 Comments
Share your meaning of success to the #successproject and they will donate $1 to the Challenged Althetes Foundation! #SuccessProject on Twitter (and follow me @AMTetrick!) You can read the blog on their site HERE, or on my own page! The art of survival may keep you alive; your blood sugar stable, and even develop your aerobic capacity. Yet, could this very basic human instinct of self-preservation be limiting you in finding your desired success? Survival is rooted in our core. It is in our nature. We are created to survive. …