With winter fast approaching, I’m finding myself more and more eager to start skiing again.
I’ve been thinking back on what I accomplished over the summer, and how the work I put in will help me this winter. During the spring and early summer I skied as much as possible, ending my season with a run on Cody Peak on 4th of July.
This summer was the first in a long time in which I was not able to travel — either to a glacier or to the southern hemisphere — to train on snow. Knowing I wasn’t going to be able to ski allowed me to focus on building my strength at Wright Training and improve my endurance outdoors. I spent the summer mountain biking, hiking, and climbing with friends — all of which I believe will help me be a better athlete when ski season comes around.
Although I’ve been doing a lot, taking a short break from skiing has felt restful, and has restored my motivation to push myself even harder once the snow starts to fall.
After this summer’s activities, I am feeling stronger than I ever have, and I can’t wait to see how my improved strength and endurance will help me compete on the 2018 Freeride World Qualifier Tour.
As the sun set on September 1st, the last day of summer, I was finishing up a 15 mile hike. On the drive home — sweaty, sore, and slightly sunburnt we were already planning our adventure for the very next day.
Summer is technically over now, but I’ll be hiking and biking in the mountains as long as I can. Atleast until the snow settles here in Jackson and I can finally put my ski boots back on.