Olympics 2.1

Hey guys!

A short update for all ya’ll!

It was exciting as heck getting off the plane a few days ago and finally landing in Sochi, something that seemed like it was never getting closer, always in the near distance. After a few hours of bags, accreditation, and many more logistics, we were up at the mountain village, in the stompin’ grounds for the snow and sliding sports!

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We were exhausted but the excitement was pulsing through our bodies and we couldn’t just let our goody bags sit there once we got into our rooms!

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Unfortunately my monkey arms didn’t quite work with most of (all) the tops I received. But the hat is 19th century 12yr old boy AWESOME!

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We haven’t even explored the mountain village “downtown core” (simmerling family joke) yet, but we did take some photos of the mini rings up here… Obviously!

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The dining hall is very cool. There are lots of people mingling throughout at all times, it’s a little much for me though. I feel as if I’m in a cafeteria with bright lights and too much noise.

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Mar and Bobsledder Ben and I went to check out the Canadian women dominate Slopestyle yesterday. It was fun being at the bottom of the course cheering on our fellow teammates

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Mar’s hcore face needs some work though. I’ll get on it.

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Some workouts, treatments and hanging out with other athletes watching events and competitions in our athlete lounge so far has been the best experience. We are surrounded by people who are inspired, and truly excited to be here. It is blowing my mind, and a ridiculously good. My competition is still some time to come but I am focused, and excited go get on our track for training runs! time

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About

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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