It’s time to change gears. The blog will be back, for all those people who really care (my parents). But seriously, I let it slip last year so I could focus solely on my skiing…..but I believe I can bring it back without having it take anyway from my training and racing.
Onto the interesting stuff….I hope. The summer has been super busy, yet incredible at the same time. June 7th was a big day. I graduated from Green Mountain Valley School. It was such a bittersweet moment, but I know that place will always be a part of me and I will see it again. It feels great to be able to focus on just skiing for the time being.
Following Graduation, I stayed in Vermont for a few days to gather all of my gear together and since then the summer has flown. I spent time in London training. I was in Salzburg with my mental coach. We had our first camp on the year in Les Deux Alpes, France, and that went well. We were able to get some good miles on the skis to get ready for Chile.
At this point it was the start of July, and I was back in London. I love that city. I have the best place in the world to train with the best team – the Lomax Gym. It was great to have two weeks there and to see a few friends. I went to Portugal in the middle of July to see my family for a few days before I went to the South of France.
St. Tropez was awesome. I was staying with my good friend and team mate Fredrik Maurstad. It was wonderful to have someone else to train with while also having some good down time over long lunches at the beach clubs. I have to say that the South of France is definitely one of my favorite places during the summer. Beautiful weather, cool boats, awesome food, and beautiful woman. Too bad you need nine figures in the bank to really embrace the lifestyle down there!
I am now back in Portugal with my family. I drove from St. Tropez to Portugal, which happens t0 be 1900km. My competitive edge kicked in and of course I had to get here in record time. I drove from 8pm at night for 15 hours to make it back to Portugal. Nothing a bunch of Red Bull can’t help with. Being back here is great. Its so nice to be able to train hard while having a relaxed lifestyle at the same time. In between sessions I am able to chill in the the pool or hang out on the boat. Only one more week now until I head off to Chile for what I hope will be an incredible four weeks of training.