Nordic Combined Athlete
Jumping Farther, Skiing Faster
This update is all about whats going on outside of training, training is going well and honestly it's been the same old boring routine.
Let's start with Nikki and I's new Puppy. She is a Springer Spaniel/Australian Shepard mix. After much debate we settled on Sochi as her name. Actually it's Sochi-Bacon... She only gets the full name when she is in trouble, or makes stupid faces. We settled on her name because her first name was Bacon when we picked her up. So before we had a name for her we just called her Sochi-Bacon-Slush Paws. Naturally when we couldn't find a better name we stuck with Sochi Bacon. Sochi was 8 weeks old when we adopted her, and she has been a fur ball of joy!
Nikki and I have taken her to an 8 week long obedience class, Unfortunately we responded to the training better then Sochi, but I can now sit, lay down, and place on command in case you are wondering. Sochi did learn something though, she is not far behind me! Today she lost two of her teeth! I guess the tooth fairy is going to be good to her tonight! She is 18 weeks today and growing fast. She is 25 pounds and expected to be between 35-45 pounds.
My journey to Sochi, Russia on the other hand is growing real as fast as Sochi the dog is growing. Each day I am doing a new interview related to the upcoming season! Truly a fun experience to enjoy the heightened press and media that goes along with the road to Sochi. The snow flew for the first time today (9/25) here in pc and that makes the season feel even closer!
The last item on the agenda for this update is about the Helmet Project I have been working on. This summer I set out with the goal to have two kids undergoing, or recently survived cancer design my helmet for the upcoming Olympic Season. After partnering with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society I am pleased to see this project coming to life. The Boy and Girl of the year from the Utah Chapter have designed my helmet. Together with WARPAINTFX the drawing/portrayal of them beating cancer will be transferred to the helmet! I am very optimistic that it's going to look great and most importantly I am excited to ski with some extra motivation just knowing that these kids have been through the same thing I have, and that they will be watching this year because of the great work cancer fighting organizations do. I am excited to give back this season! So Thanks Rhett and Charlotte for your drawings! Pictures of the project coming soon!