I got to visit Colorado after the US Champs race. I went on same amazing trail runs (altitude is hectic!) and SUP’d down the Colorado river, went on a rafting trip, experienced the best of the micro-breweries on offer, and even got to go to a Demolition Derby!
Then I picked up some wrist tendonitis and spent a frustrating (and expensive) few months going to physio, specialists and running!! At least my running as improved!
Fortunately I had done enough to win the OceanPaddler World Series for 2011!!
Besides the injury it has been a super year, and having the time off has been great, and has allowed me to focus on some other aspects of my life.
The running has also been good, and I haven’t had such a long paddling break in 8 years. 2012 was supposed to start with the Dusi, paddling with my Fish partner Robyn Kime but unfortunately that hasn’t worked out due to some conflicts with sponsors and unreasonable rules layed out.
So onwards and upwards, time to get back into my surf ski and do some amazing downwinds. 2012 is going to be great, and I am hoping for some new experiences, new races and new places!
Thanks to all my sponsors and dream givers for your support in 2011, Nelo Surf Ski’s, Knysna Racing Paddles and Kayaks, PVM Nutritional Sciences, Rudy Project Sunglasses, Thule, Garmin, New Balance Jeep Apparel. I am looking forward to a super 2012!