THE ART OF LETTING GO
Pro cyclist Taylor Phinney has learned to deal with intense pressure, a near career-ending crash and a father who's battling a life-altering disease. We spent three days with him to find out his secret to letting go of the weight of it all.
"I'VE ALWAYS HAD AN EXAMPLE FOR HOW TO DEAL WITH DIFFICULT SITUATIONS, JUST HAVING MY DAD IN MY LIFE DEALING WITH PARKINSON'S EVERY DAY"
Last year, after solid perform-ances in the Spring Classics, Taylor won the US National Time Trial Championship. A few days later, during a descent in the US National road race, he crashed into a guardrail. His lower leg snapped, and his future on a bicycle hung in the balance.
About four months after the accident, Taylor discovered a hidden talent: art.
"YOU GET THAT SAME MEDITATION QUALITY PAINTING AS YOU DO WHEN YOU GO OUT FOR A LONG BIKE RIDE"
Taylor is still recovering from his crash of a year ago and is getting stronger every day. He has his sights set on competing in the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Find out more about Taylor at lululemon.com.