My name is Kristin Albers. I’m 27 years old and I’m a psychoeducator (an educational psychologist) specialized in Autism Spectrum Disorder intervention.
Growing up in the Laurentians, during my childhood and teenage years, cycling was, for me, only a means of transportation. But, four years ago, a friend introduced me to road biking. From that time, cycling took a whole new meaning. I fell in love with a sport that, today, not only defines me as a person individually, but also collectively. It allows me to surpass my limits, stay and feel in shape, free my mind, meet new people and discover new places.
Cycling is now part of my active lifestyle that also includes training at the gym, running, swimming, yoga and outdoor activities (hiking, skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and touring). Besides sports, I love dancing, listening to music, going on adventures/travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Combining cycling with running and swimming, made me want to try to do a triathlon. I actually completed my first triathlon, a super sprint distance, two summers ago. I loved my first experience and hope to do more of that in the future. My 2019 summer goal is to complete a sprint distance triathlon.
“Aspire to inspire: Be the change.”
I believe that everybody has a seed in oneself that needs to be watered and nurtured. As a psychoeducator, I help people develop their full potential with their forces and difficulties in relation to their environment. I bring a positive change into their lives. As a Peppermint ambassador, I wish to do the same. I want to inspire women to become a better version of themselves, more active and make cycling a part of their lifestyle by sharing my passion and knowledge of the sport.
I discovered Peppermint Cycling Co. through contacts in my hometown, Mont-Tremblant. I joined several Let’s Ride events in Mont-Tremblant and Montreal and participated in the Tremblant Peppermint Bikefest last summer. I fell in love with the company; the mission and the clothing line. I’m proud to share and be part of this locally created company. As a Peppermint ambassador, I will make the product shine anywhere, anytime with my own colors!
Looking forward to riding with you this season!