Hi, all! I'm a newb from NY. I've been a vegetarian for 12 years and have recently gone to a vegan diet. I compete in professional timbersports and do some running races here and there. I'm excited to connect with other athletes who share some similiar views. I've spent the last 18 months working hard in the gym, too, for strength and conditioning for competitions. I am just getting back into my winter lifting routine (3x/week) after a summer 2 day split.
A little taste of what I do...my last chop of this past season. not my greatest work but it was amazing to win: http://youtu.be/vhASyRQ0-6g
It was an elimination event. 16 women, whittled down to the two of us in the finals. I'm in the blue tank top.
one of my housemates junior year was a "stumpy" and a damn good rugby player too.
I loved it up there, but the winters are brutal!. I don't miss the snow. But I still root for for the Orange every year! and secretly I hope the Buffalo Bills can do something this year. I love a good underdog.
dublin dave - Thanks for the welcome! You all are so nice! I love it!
vegan hal - woot woot stumpies!!! LOL yeah the winters were rough up there. I don't miss that one bit! I keep up a little bit on SU teams. It would be nice to see their football team get their act together. :\
soniczip – LOL It’s good to be home. yeah, it can be scary…
Probably my proudest and scariest moment this season…
First chick to complete a springboard chop in competition. AND I didn’t finish dead last!!! Hahaha One guy didn’t finish. This is one of the goals I have set for myself and what I hope women in my sport start to aim for. I made silly errors that I blame on nerves and obvious lack of experience. So next season I will be doing more of this event. A lot of men chop over 10 minutes in their first attempt so doing it in almost 9 minutes! I was amped!!
baldy – Thanks! I love what I do and this past season has been my best, hands down. I attribute a lot of that to my time spent in the gym, training my tail off at home and my jack partner pushing me farther than I thought I could go. LOL And yes, people have mentioned that if I want to train I can come over and split their fire wood. I’m 95% sure the hubs keeps me around to just to be a little work pony. hehehe
[quote="Konstantin"]I had no idea this was a sport and hope it expands to over here.
And welcome to VF.
We're EvErYwHeRe!!!!! There are competitors from England. Men have a much better edge in this sport as Stihl (chainsaw & outdoor equipment manufacturer) sponsors the Stihl Timbersports Series. There were World Championships in Roermond, Holland this past September. Guys from all over Europe, Aus., NZ, US, Canada.