Being Better

On the heels of the first major race series of the season I sit and reflect upon what was. Colorado played host to 6 NorAm races, where in recent years I’ve enjoyed great success that often felt effortless. This year I was pleasantly surprised to see an increase in the quality & depth of field of contestants, over a hundred racers showed up to begin the qualification process for the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

To summarize, I skied like crap. It was a rough stretch of getting my arse kicked by the mountain, myself and the other athletes. I could get into the details but it’s no more than a long list of complaints that equate to a poor outlook on the challenges presented. Leaving Colorado feeling quite discouraged I did my best to keep my head up and focus on the simple fact that I get to ski for a living and that’s pretty awesome. I trust that with some minor adjustments and a bit of hard work that the rest of the details will inevitably sort themselves.

For a more objective review of the races & results, check out this article 

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After some decompression I feel good about where I am at in my evolution for this winter; primarily because I have a vision for the months ahead. Plus it’s been snowing hard in BC and I know that I can find my flow again in all the deep fluffy white stuff.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonder filled New Year!J&L 2012