How do you balance being an athlete and a creator?
The main thing is planning. If you have a solid plan, it takes the pressure off. Being a racer always means that training comes first. When I am training for an upcoming event, I want to focus on getting faster, not shooting a video.
When I ultimately transition out of racing and focus on content full time, it will definitely be easier to manage.
That must mean your days now are extremely busy.
Every day is different, they’ll almost always include at least two or three hours of training, either in the gym or on the bike. Administration takes up a lot of time as well: organizing travel, bike parts, brand deals, race entries, and working with sponsors.
Since content creation has become such a huge part of my career, I spend most days filming and editing videos. Plus, I have a new clothing brand called Grit Gear Co. and test equipment for some of my sponsors.