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Tag Archives: World Cup

Lessons & Positives

No matter what the situation there is always a lesson to be learned… or a positive to be drawn… But right now after I have finished a disappointing, haunting 5th place at the Whistler World Cup I am having a really tough time finding “the lesson” and a “positive”….   Back the truck up… When we first came to Whistler in March of 2008 the Canadian Skeleton team was full of energy knowing this was OUR house and we would host the world in the 2010 Olympic Games. I remember being a sponge and excited about absolutely everything! How amazing … Continue reading

Posted in 2012/13 Season | Also tagged , , , , , 2 Comments

Bronze in World Cup opener

  Another great start to a World Cup season with a Bronze medal performance in Igls, Austria!! I had a lot of reflection this week, as this was the 3rd track I ever slid on in my career and won a bronze medal here in 1996. I also won my 1st World Championship medal here in 2000 (silver). As a competitor of course the goal is to be the best, but for some reason where I am at in my career and my life I’ve completely stopped thinking about the end result… given up on expectations and solely focus on … Continue reading

Posted in 2011/12 Season | 1 Comment

Igls-Mistakes Happen…

Mistakes Happen… What a whirlwind of a week! Trying to recover from the worst illness I’ve ever experienced to only get hit with a wicked cold as soon as the puking stopped! But now that I’m starting to feel alive again, boy do I ever appreciate even mediocre days! Training in Igls, Austria was pretty frustrating. I didn’t feel like myself on my sled and it was incredibly difficult to find my spirit and it resulted in bad sliding. Luckily the night before my race my coach Kelly sat down with me and brought me back to the head space … Continue reading

Posted in 2008/09 Season | 6 Comments
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