Nordic Combined Athlete
Jumping Farther, Skiing Faster
Well I have officially finished my two week break from the training season. We have started our new season already but before things get too carried away I wanted to update everyone on what happened during the short but sweet off-season. As many people know I travelled to Planica after Oslo to go ski flying. Planica was a great way to top of a great season. Once I got back in the USA it was time to relax. The first week back I spent my time skiing and enjoying the nice spring weather. I even managed to get a few bike rides in.
Last week I was in Steamboat Springs, CO for the annual Ski 4 Yellow. Ski 4 Yellow is a fundraiser to fight cancer. This event is quickly becoming my favorite cancer fighting event. I have had a blast the last two years there doing my favorite thing in the world and fighting cancer while doing it. This year the event raised well over 100,000 dollars. The cool part about the 4 yellow event is a lot of the money remains in the community to help enhance their resources to detect and fight cancer. I cannot even begin to describe how many benefits come of this for anyone who is touched by Cancer. In fact the money raised hit close to home when one of the hospitals own staff was the first to receive treatment from a machine purchased thanks to the fundraiser.
After Ski 4 Yellow it was back to work. April 2nd kicked off the start of the new season and our team jumped right into the testing and training to get off to the right start. My week was hiccuped by a nasty cold I came down with on Wednesday however I am recovering fast and should be right back at it next week. I plan on doing several bike races again this year and riding for ColeSport of Park City, UT. Look out for more videos this summer as well. Ski Prophet was kind enough to donate a GoPro to my cause. I plan on putting it to good use this summer! More soon!