I know I have kept you on pins and needles waiting for this post, and the time has finally come! We are almost half way through the DH world cup season and I think a short and sweet update is appropriate. The first 4 downhills of the season have gone well so far. To steal a line from my young teammate Mikeala Shiffrin, if I had expectations I would have surpassed them. But, I did not have result based expectations for this season. My expectations have been to be in shape to ski my own very best on each given race day and I am happy because I think I have achieved that. My race runs have improved upon my training runs, and I feel confident each day in the the DH course to really charge and try and push my own ability. I am still trying to find that same confidence in Super-G..... but everything I do seems to be in baby steps! Something exciting is I got to be part of my first World Cup award ceremony in Cortina, Italy, one of the most famed stops on the women's circuit. Here is some pics of that, and I will try to post more often in the future. Until then, THINK SNOW and SMILE!
Life is full of surprises and amazing places. I have an overwhelming desire to constantly be challenged and pushed, and to see everything this world has to offer.