Sochi!

I won’t say much here as I am currently a one hand typing bandit.

Our last stop in Germany I qualified my best quali so far this year in 3rd! The weather was very west coast. I felt right at at home; foggy and soft snow.

I moved on in the first round. I was winning the run by a long shot till the bottom where I almost bailed hard off a jump but used my (oh so fitting) German genes (we were in Germany…) aka my super strong quads to come up with a wicked recovery. I was cruisin in the powder trying to get back into the track as one girl passed me. I some how got my speed back and held on to second position to advance to the semi’s. I skied my best heats racing of the season in the semi’s, winning the run comfortably to advance to the finals.

In the start area right before the finals I wasn’t breathing properly to be able to control my heart rate, which was getting higher and higher with adrenalin sprinting through me. I was also highly depleted in glucose levels. These factors contributed to me not connecting my mind to my body and I therefor skied like a banchie with it’s head cut off in the heat; I was not smart, safe or fast. I fell off the last jump trying to draft the two girls in front of me bailing through the finish in a crumpled mess, coming in 4th.

This result was bitter sweet. I handed a medal away, yet earned my second best result of the year.

I learn every day in this sport. Last Sunday was no exception. I am taking what I learned from the last race, pumped that I know I am skiing well, and moving on with a broken hand to Sochi. I and ready for the next 6 weeks on the road in Europe. We have a LOT of racing ahead of us.

Here is my semi’s heat from the Race in Germany last week. I am in the second heat in the video, in the far right lane (red bib) looking up at the start, skiers far left.

Semi’s- Grasgehren, Germany World Cup

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My first name is Alice. I'm called by my middle name, Georgia. I grew up getting beat up by my 3 older brothers Christian, Boyd and Julian. They rock. I love pretty much every sport there is, except maybe rhythmic gymnastics. I wonder who invented that one? Cooking is a fun pastime on a rainy day. The feeling of being on the brink of disaster, going as fast as possible, is indescribable. And I'm not talking about driving a car. It feels awesome being completely and utterly exhausted after giving 110% during a workout. I tell my mother everything (almost)... Examining snowflakes fall onto my jacket while on the chair lift could keep me bewildered for hours(haha, ok maybe not HOURS). I'm pretty sure I make myself laugh too often. Listening to music with my headphones keeps me sane. Making someone smile is contagious. Finishing a knitting project, such as a wicked awesome headband, is totally satisfying. I love being Canadian and having people laugh after I say the words "eh" and "toque". And it happens often. Having friends around the globe is a really cool thing. Experiencing different cultures is eye opening. Traveling all over the world is the best thing, but there is nothing like flying into Vancouver, eating a home cooked meal with my family, and falling asleep in my own bed.

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