MABRA District/Maryland/DE/DC Cyclocross State Championships.
Today Monk wrapped up a wonderful regional cross season at the District/State Championships. It has been years since Monk's knees allowed her to train and race for a full season of cross. On the way home from the race, I commented that I think that this year might have been her best season ever. She smiled at me.
We both choked up a bit as we pulled out of the venue knowing that for all intents and purposes, her season is over. Monk finished 4th in the 35+ race, while capturing the silver medal in the Maryland 45+ class. It was truly the icing on what has been an amazing season.
That said, we are both pretty tired. We'll look forward to getting to know our mountain bikes a little better in the next couple of weeks and then a little more prep as we'll head off to Nationals in January.
I am so proud of her. Proud of her tenaciousness, and diligence. She's one tough monkey.
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|It was brisk upon our arrival and Monk's course inspection this morning...|
|Melissa Ekey is one of my favorite people in cross...|
|I submitted my application to the Handsome Dude Pit Guy Club headed up by Big Time and|
Scotty Roberts. Then I split my pants. I don't think I'm getting a call back!
|District and State Medals...|
|3/4 Women's Podium|
|35+/45+ women's podium|
|Elite Women's podium- lots of battling in this race!|