Gabrielle Pilote

don't let unrealistic expectations overshadow the fulfillment of your achievements

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The relief after a tough block of training and you finally reach the recovery day 🙌🏻 . yesterday’s 4h motor pacing session with @k_asgreen made #Perigordladies look like a little stroll in southern France ! . Now Imma enjoy my FriYay before another hard weekend ahead ! 😘😘 . Good luck to the dudes racing the last stage of @postnorddkrundt ! that final stage is brutal ! 📸 @tilletlannegrand

May your weird & silly be the new adorable, don’t settle for anything less, You queen are worth more than all the most exquisite diamonds in this world 💎 💛💛 . . . . . #usqueens #dontsettle #yourule #jem

Cycling life is a Mad Mad moving circus 🎪, Bearded ladies and a bunch of other physiological weirdos! - Rib all healed up, it’s time to pin the numbers again and jump back in the crazy hurricane.

Sadly going home prematurely from San Sebastián weekend. suffered broken ribs at #beneladiestour a few days ago and after completing the race I thought I could start the races ok with some pain but not more. unfortunately yesterday I had to declare forfeit after being involved in an other stupid little crash. I was suffering a lot prior to, not being able to breath properly. I am very sad, I was looking forward to the race having had some very solid days since the nationals ! but I guess The form is still there and not gonna go away so fast. #recoverytime #brokenribs

My typical thinking pattern: 1- Hey @cskoster ! you know What’s funny? 2- Radom fact about life and its irony ... plus laughs 3- @cskoster : OMG ahahha How do you even think of these things .... 🤣🤣 - Yep cuz everything is better digested with laughter! ❤️ - 📸 Marc Van Hecke, Dick Soepenberg

Some Cycling physics: The force acting on a man/woman is equal to the acceleration of his/her spirit divided by the mass of his/her body - SIMPLIFIED: Power = Mental Will or motivation / kg - Note: as the mental and motivation part is the nominator in this equation, we can therefore say that it is in fact the most important factor of them all (what you have to give’r)!! 😬😬😬 So as long as you have fun playing bicycles 🤷🏼‍♀️💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 #HappinessWAtts #Happyracersgofaster

All focus on one task! Some secret wisdom words from our teammate @kirsten_wild 😉🤪 Everyday racing with this small squad is one more great memory in the book😘 ❤️💙 @cskoster helping me pushing my limits, I could barely walk/breath before the stage, but I could launch the sprint at the end😁 that’s a first 🤘🏽🤘🏽🤘🏽

It’s finally time to pin those numbers again and Get on the lead train with my @wnt_rotor girlies !!! 2 months away makes me feel like 🙆🏽‍♀️ Been too long ahaha 😅 . Next step! cobbles and cross winds, my favourite 🤔 #not AHAHHA but anything is fun with this team 🤷🏼‍♀️🤘🏽 #beneladiestour 🇧🇪 . 📸 @arne_mill

I Often get asked why the heart on my hand? . my easy answer is: when ever it gets hard, I look down and I see my hands, it reminds me that I love what I’m doing, or I’m doing it for what and whom I love ❤️ . it’s even more so when I’m doing efforts.... and I stair at my hand eyes cross side 😵🤪 Aahah I mean, you’ve got to be loving it, EHEHE OTHERWISE... you’re totally psycho 🙈🤪 . #intervalday #gottoloveit #procycling 👌🏼 @hardyccphotos

Cycling over seas is definitely a huge challenge when it comes to friends and family at home! It’s such a fun and fulfilling life but also it’s heartbreaking when you think about all of the important life events you miss with the people you love the most!! Oh yesterday I was so happy to be able to attend @adrianeprovost and @insta_r.2 wedding and to see all my closest friends. I never get to see them, especially all together and it was very special! HUGE thanks to you two for the party, and CONGRATULATIONS, it’s funny to say because you two are one of the most incredible duo I know and to see how much love and care you have for each other still after 6 beautiful years and for sure a lot more to come makes me really hopeful that despite all the hardships one can face during his life, with your best friend alongside, no challenge seems too dreadful. Maybe it’s a bit selfish of me, but ROB I’m so glad your job leads you to Barcelona because this means I’ll get to visit you two more often 😁 ahaha I leave it up to you to decide whether it’s a good or bad thing 🤷🏼‍♀️ Again congrats, thanks for the love, best of luck in all of your projects ! I freaken love you 😘 - Few thing I also realized yesterday: 1- quebecers throw the best party on earth, sorry to say, tested it! It’s so true ! you have to see for yourself 2- Dancing with my girls is the best thing in the world, if that could be a profession, i’d swap over to it in a second !! 3- You dont realize how much you miss you gals until they are all there and you feel like you’re 16 all over again! 4- add-up to point #1, not only Québec people, but my friends Throw the best parties! - JE VOUS AIMES TOUTES VRAIMENT FULL!! sérieux Adri c’était malade!!! Je te souhaite full d’amour de joie une tonne de beaux babes ! et n’importe quoi d’autre que tu veux!! 😍😍😍😍 Anyway the connaissant tu niaisera pas avec la poque pour t’arranger d’obtenir ce que tu souhaite!! Awaille sti!!! 😅

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA 🇺🇸 - Today I realized that in the last 3-4 years at least I’ve been spending the 4th of july in the US and today wasn’t any different , but I never planned it that way ! I found out what day we where when I was stopped on my ride by some village parade in Vermont, and I remembered: OH YAA ITS THE 4th!!!! 🎆 - AINT THAT FUNNY?? Anyhow, to all my USA friends !! happy 4th, do the all, good partying and stuff !! - BTW vermont is cool for riding !!! even if their maple sirup isn’t as good as ours, they good neighbors 😘👌🏼⛰⛰

Urdhva Padmasana - Turning things around - We put a lot of emphasis on our physical training, workout - nutrition - recovery - etc. - This week, more than ever I came to realize how important it is to also take care about the mental. Visualization - Meditation - Something to remind myself of, how can we practice :time in “the zone” outside of a racing/training set up. To automize it and make it easier to turn up and down when ever needed! - practicing poses can be for me a good way to focus on only one thing and make this an automatic, meditating on the practice and learning to a knowledge thoughts and let go of them has always had great affects on the quality of my training and living in general! - In times of anxiety or depression I like to reinforce it and reintroduce more yoga and mental strengthening in my routine 🌸☺️💫 - takes a little bit of time in the day but helps to set me up in the best mood possible to get through the day 🙌🏻