@chinaealexander on her 200th ride:
“I rode slow, I was sore...my mind was all over the place. I felt such shame at the end of class when they announced my 200th ride, I felt like I hadn’t shown excellence. I felt embarrassed in front of the riders around me...like, ‘she’s done this 200 times and she’s not that good.’
And then I told myself to shut the F up (in the kindest way) because this is not all about being perfect. It’s not about looking the part to ourselves and especially not to others.
Our shortcomings are as vital to our success as our excellence is. Celebrate both.”
"I used to think self-care meant treating myself to a nice purse every once in a while and giving in to my vices. I’m a bit embarrassed to say it’s taken me this long to understand that my health and happiness come before everything." — @sarita.angelica