Ok, so I’ll admit I’m writing this with less than ideal sleeping hours under my belt and probably one cup of coffee too many this early in the morning. So if this post seems a little shaky or I start rambling on I do apologise in advance!
Why didn’t I get enough hours of sleep? As an athlete shouldn’t I be totally onto this? We’ll you’re right and I did drop the ball a little, luckily today is an easier day of training for me and a nap is definitely in order later!
I’m still in Bozeman and at the moment I’m babysitting the family dog, a 13 year old husky with mild anxiety issues. Since I’m the only one at home, he decided to sleep in my room. If you don’t believe dogs snore, come hang out with me and Beans for a night! It’s like sleeping in the subway. I’m half thinking he does it on purpose so I have to get up early in the morning to take him for a walk. Either way it worked for him!
Once I got back from Nationals I had a rough week. The travel and cold weather just caught up with me and I was out sick for a few days. After such a frustrating week, getting sick was the last thing I needed and my spirits and enthusiasm for winter definitely took a beating. Luckily I was really onto the illness and shook it off quickly and was back into easy training after just a few days. I trained lightly by myself for a few days and then I rejoined the team. Once I was back with BSF for some proper team sessions thing really improved and have been going well since. My enthusiasm and energy returned with my rejoining of the team.
I have turned in a good, big week of training and really feel like I am getting back my spark and on top of my skiing again. It might just be that I’m back at altitude again and everything feels like it should, but I’m stoked to be on the right path again! The weather overall has been nice and warm with great temperatures hovering around -1. The skiing up higher is amazing and I’ve been just loving the sessions.
I won’t get to enjoy the trails for too much longer, on Tuesday I jet off yet again, this time heading to the east coast and the next round of Supertours in Craftsbury, Vermont. Then after that it’s straight back onto a plane and off to Sweden to prepare for the World Championships. I’m really pleased things are starting to come back together again!
Train hard, rest easy, live for the moment.