Monday, April 27, 2015

Queen of the Mountain

If you use Strava, then you know what I'm talking about. If you don't, let me explain. Strava is a free app that allows you to track your workout, follow friends, and ranks your best time along side every other Strava user in your area. To obtain King or Queen of the mountain you have to have the best time in your sport in that area. For example, in our area we have a loop we like to call "Hobo Circle"; basically because it loops around a big lake and a lot of our transient friends like to hang out around there. Quite sketchy at night but during the day it's usually pretty safe. Today I totally got Queen of the Mountain in biking, which for me, is quite an achievement. It means that out of the 17 women that have ridden "Hobo Circle" this year, I've got the best time. WHAT?! Also, out of the 54 people who've ridden it all year, man or woman, I am 4th overall! If you would have asked me this time last year if I would have thought that to be possible I would have shouted a resounding NO! But after a lot of hard work and training, I'm super proud of my achievements.

Before I descended the hill to Hobo Circle

A picture of part of the loop. It goes around a lake and is super picturesque...when your not blurring by on a bike it's a really pretty scene

After I finished my sprint...

...before riding up this hill took the smile off my face

What are some achievements you're proud of?


  1. I love this Kim. You are now a Queen! That is really awesome because strolling around on a bike and sprinting are totally different so you are seriously rocking it!!! You should be proud and I am proud if you too!!! :-)

    1. Andrea, you are such a wonderful friend! Thank you so much for the support you lovely woman! XO -Kim

  2. Love this Kim, congratulations... such an achievement. The views on your journey look absolutely stunning, something to keep you going for sure :)


    1. Thank you so much Elle, you are a sweetheart! I am definitely lucky to be able to workout in such beautiful surroundings! XO -Kim