Smile, breathe and go slowly (except when racing) ~Thich Nhat Hanh
There are many things that go into a season of racing. The ski mountaineering season is long, beginning in early december and ending in the 1st of May. There are moments in the season that are low points and high points, races to try to peak for and others to recover from. Juggling and balancing it all is never easy but for me two things help a lot:
Breathe and Believe
Practicing yoga daily is not always possible but remembering to keep the breath even both on and off the race course really helps, especially when the going gets tough.
As I reflect back on my 2010/2011 season I want to graciously thank all of my supporters and sponsors who have helped me believe in this dream. Above all I would like to thank my family; my husband Michael of High-Alpine Mountain Guides who continues to support me to follow this dream and all that comes with it, and my two amazing boys who keep me smiling when the going gets tough. I just counted it up and I had 26 races this past season between Dec 5th and May 1st.
It is the journey that counts….
2010/2011 Season Stats:
9th overall in the World Cup with 5 individual World Cup starts in multiple countries- Italy, Poland, France,
Best world cup result: 5th Sprint World Cup Gavarnie
2011 World Championships- 8th place Team Race, 12th sprint, 17th individual
3rd French National Championships
3rd Overall French Ranking
2nd in the French Cup
6th Trofeo Mezzalama
7th Pierra Menta
8th Adamello Ski Raid
1st place Run/Skate mix
1st Transvanoise Mix Team
Mt Saxonnex- 2nd
Verte a L’envers- 2nd
A big thanks goes out to Wild Roses for their support as I follow my own dream of racing on the World Cup Ski Mountaineering circuit. I am proud to be an ambassador for Wild Roses. So much about Wild Roses as a company is encouraging woman to follow their dreams and believe in their dreams. I feel very lucky to be a part of such an amazing team of woman who are following their dreams.
I hope through my own dreams I can help empower others to follow their own and BELIEVE!
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photo credits to Patitucci Photo and Brava Bella