Sunday, December 26, 2010

Moving on UP

Merry Christmas to errybody, hope it was spectacular! Tommy and I were in the mountains skiing for the week leading up to Christmas and then Christmas morning as well! Snow has been absolutely amazing and being with the family has not been half bad either. Hit the halfpipe on Christmas morning, it hasn't snowed in a little while so it was perfect conditions for hitting the jumps and pipe. Tommy threw a cool TWO backflips on the jump at the base of the half-pipe and I managed to get TEN FEET out of the pipe on my third run! Granted... I launched out of the pipe and landed nice and flat on one of the sides, felt like falling off the roof of a lofty one-story house. BUT the good to come out of it is that I can get that far out of the pipe, now its just about staying in and throwing some sick tricks to go along with it... easy right?! NOT. Today is my last day in Denver for a while, tomorrow I will be moving all of my things up to the Breckenridge house where I will be living and then training on Tuesday (training was put off when I got home since the first stop of the Dew Tour was taking place at Breck). I will try to post an update weekly to document any progress I make, so fingers crossed here we go!! Hope all is well with everyone, enjoy our last week of 2010, have a safe and wonderful New Years!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Starting Line

Finishing up Finals is probably going to be one of the longest most mentally draining processes because of the excitement of next year welling up. The plan is to live and ski in Breck. CO from the 18th of December onto the end of ski season, April 24th. I will be taking the semester off of school and away from Berkeley until the Fall semester of 2011 (graduating is a priority). While away, I will be living the life of a skier in training. That's early mornings of training from 8:30-4 three days a week with a team and coaches, as well as another 3 days of hitting the "park" to get reps in of the skills I will be learning. Woodward is a facility 30 minutes away in Copper that is specially for freestyle ski training. They have Olympic trampolines and ramps with foam pits designed for those of us who find pleasure out of jumping way too high in the air. I will start this journey when I get home on the 17th and continue through the winter and early spring. This Blog is to keep the ones I love updated since we all know I am terrible with my phone and will probably be worse with the long hours of training and early bedtimes!!!!! The support has been awesome and the love from friends and family is something that I will be carrying with me daily on this crazy quest to the X-games and hopefully the Olympics! It won't be easy, I miss my team already.