Its hard to believe the snow is about to fly soon! This is going to be my most epic season to date with the Paralympics coming up in March. I had a very busy summer with school, training and work. It was nice to be back in Arnprior to see my friends and family for awhile. The summer flew by and soon found myself looking forward to moving back to Whistler.
For the month of September my best friend Mitch and I bought an RV and drove across our beautiful and amazing country (Halifax to Vancouver). I wanted to gain an appreciation for the country I was going to represent and it is something I have always wanted to do. To anyone thinking about doing it I would strongly recommend packing your bags and going. You will not regret it! Check out some of the pictures!
I am now back in Whistler training full time. It feels great to be so close to the gym and have the support team I have around me again. I am able to see my coach and trainers on a daily basis. I try to get to the gym four times a week, trampoline two to three times and get to yoga when I can. I have gotten myself into a good routine and my trainer has me on a sport specific training schedule. I cant wait to hit the snow and see the benefits of conditioning before the season.
I will be in Whistler until November 1st. I then go back to Ottawa for a week to visit family then to Banff to start the season! In less then a month and I will be on snow! The team will be training out of Lake Louise for the month of November to get on the snow early. We then move to Big White for the month of December to hopefully get some training on a track. I will be spending my Christmas break in Whistler getting in as many days on snow as possible! My competition season starts in January in the United States, we then venture to Canada before heading over to Europe for a few World Cups and World Championships. We then come back to Big White for a pre games camp. We then fly over to Russia for most of March. If everything goes as planned and I don’t get injured I should hopefully be representing Canada at the 2014 Paralympics! The amount of pride and excitement I have is overwhelming. I am so pumped.
It is going to be a crazy year and I look forward to sharing it with everyone! I want to thank all my sponsors, family, and friends that have supported me and continue to support me. Let the snow fly!