Back to the Grind!!

It was really nice to go home for a few days to see my wife and family and try to find some downtime within the several gatherings we had over the Holidays. I was even lucky enough to witness one of the first few snowfalls in Montreal this year as it has been quite mild there.

After a quick 6-day stay in Montreal, I am back in Europe for some training in Austria before Thursday’s World Cup in Zagreb, Croatia.

I am quite happy with my skiing right now. I am feeling good and looking forward to the next race!!

Happy New Year to all !!

Difficult Beginning of the Season…

After several months of not blogging I am back!! I had a very busy summer of training and getting my body back to what it was before my last shoulder injury. I am now in great shape and happy we are finally able to start racing after our summer break. We had a good summer camp in New Zealand in August and I was pumped to hit the racing circuit for the 2011-2012 season.

The beginning of this season was slow due to weather conditions. To begin, our first World Cup in Levi, Finland was cancelled due to lack or should I say NO snow. The race was postponed until this Wednesday in Flachau, Austria. Then, the Val d’Isère World Cup in France was also cancelled and rescheduled to Beaver Creek, Colorado, on December 8th. I was excited to race but did not feel quite 100%, as I was not feeling well in the few days leading up to the race as I was having problems staying hydrated and adjusting to the high altitude in Colorado. I was 15th after the first run and finished 17th overall. I made some mistakes in both runs costing me a Top 10 finish.

We then moved on to Europe where I had a few days of solid skiing before this morning’s 2nd World Cup Alta Badia, Italy. I had a decent run but made a huge mistake on the last flat costing me the 2nd run qualification. I was quite disappointed as I am currently not skiing in races as well as I have been in training. I will regroup and aim for a good training tomorrow before we head out to Flachau for the 3rd race of the season on Wednesday.

Let’s throw down a good one before I head home for the Holidays!!