Wow I had an incredible week. There is nothing like Sprint Kayak. I am in awe of my sport. The feats of strength, endurance, technique, determination, and power that I saw this week are unparalleled. Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to paddle a kayak, stop right now and thank the Lord for giving you such an opportunity. And anyone who has ever experienced Sprint Kayaking, don’t bother getting up off your knees, just live your live in constant gratitude. The craziest thing is that kayaking is just an extra gift God has given His children! If such gratitude is due Him for such a simple gift, how much more should those who know Him live their life in ceaseless gratitude. Haha and even better than that -if you are His, He is the source of that gratitude!
I am overjoyed to be a Christian, because I see the Creator in every stroke.
Looking back at these last three days, I have many highlights. I can’t say what I enjoyed the most, the K2 B Final 500m was a blast! We took 7th with our best time ever. I also really enjoyed the K1 200m. I made it past the Heat with a 4th place finish and even though I got last in my Semi-final I loved every second
But now looking forward, I have a much clearer view of what lies ahead. I can sum it up in two words: HARD WORK! I am going to lay it down every practice and if I’m not physically and mentally exhausted after every practice I’m not training hard enough. My Creator deserves nothing less than my absolute best and that takes complete focus every workout. I haven’t trained near hard enough – but finding my strength in my Redeemer – from now on I will.
I’ve said it before but I can’t say it enough, I am so grateful for the contributions of so many of you supporting me as I train and race. It is extremely humbling and it is so encouraging, that so many of you have faith in what I do.