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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Bronze at Winterberg World Cup Opener

What a surprise! My first podium finish on the Winterberg, Germany track. This track is so frustrating for sliders because it is an easy track to get down, but very difficult to find speed. You can feel like you’ve had the perfect run and come across the finish line dog slow, which leaves you perplexed and panicked. Fortunately I didn’t have to experience that for my first World cup race of the 2008/09 season. It was a great day in respect of my head space. I was so calm and relaxed, probably too relaxed looking at my poor start times, … Continue reading

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Goodbyes are sad…

This entry had to wait until respective sponsors were notified… Goodbyes are sad… Today I had to say goodbye to my best friend as an athlete. Lindsay Alcock retired from a successful 10 year Skeleton career at the peak of her physical condition. This entry may appear very selfish on my behalf, but it shows the impact Lindsay has had on my life. Now you can understand my bawling fit from Whistler. It was the first time I was aware that Lindsay was serious about retirement. I was extremely sad first and foremost, seeing that she had a world of … Continue reading

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2008 World Cup team decided in Lake Placid

Before i start writing my update, check out the feature on the Globe and Mail website: http://www.globesports.com/others An in depth look on what else goes into being an athlete. Great job Donna Spencer from The Canadian Press Calgary. Good ol’ Lake Placid will be the sight of the 2009 Skeleton World Championships, so we were very fortunate to get a week of training as well as a race in before the big event. The unfortunate part of the week is that I wasn’t able to take full advantage of the training…due to a burger that had a slightly greenish tinge … Continue reading

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Selection Races 1 & 2

Ok… I’m sorry I'm so behind on my updates! Summer flew by, my days were filled with dry land training and therapy and riding horses (therapy for my mind!) We had a bit of an upset this June when Duane was steer wrestling and tore his hamstring off of his pelvis! An extremely painful injury and required surgery and a committed, lengthy recovery that he has been dealing with amazingly. That meant his hazing horse was going to have the summer off and I started to play around on the barrels with him. I was about to make my barrel … Continue reading

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