In the great words of Jim Carey in the movie Dumb and Dumber,Â Â Â ”A little place called Assspen…where the beer flows like wine and the women flock like the salmon of Capistrona.” I am going to be flocking to Aspen this Thanksgiving weekend along with all the best skiers in the world.
Race season is here. My excitement is brewing especially because my first race is the GS World Cup at home in Aspen, Colorado. I’ve been in Colorado for the past month training a Copper Mountain. Colorado camp is always the busiest camp. I am up at 4:50am and on the chairlift at 6:20am for early morning speed training. After that thereÂ isÂ GS or Slalom sessions. There isn’t much time to do anything but eat, sleep, and ski…which is never a bad thing in my world.
Other than training hard I had the chance to go home for four days to have an early Thanksgiving with my family. My mom cheffed up the most amazing dinner. It was the perfect recovery for me after skiing so hard in Colorado. Nothing like three plates of turkey and pie to make a ski racer happy. The more gravity the better, right?
Early Thanksgiving dinner with all my friends and family
Since it is Thanksgiving today I wanted to share what I am grateful for. I won’t be able to fit everything on there because I have so much to be thankful for but here are a few things:
1. My family and friends
2. My dogs
3. Good food
4. Being able to travel the world and do what I love
7. The coaches and teammates that help me everyday
8. Snow (Let’s keep the planet healthy so we can keep it around!)
9. Mountains, rivers, and Montana
10. Hot chocolate =)
Look forÂ me and the the rest of the U.S. girlsÂ in Aspen this weekend! You can watch the race live at www.universalsports.com!