Where did you go and what did you do?
I went to Svalbard, Norway on a sail to ski expedition.
My training made my experience possible quite frankly. Prior to starting Wright Training I was only focused on increasing my amount of ski tours, and while that was beneficial, adding in the weight training took it all to the next level. I saw almost instantly the differences in my uphill travel. I was not only stronger, but faster, and able to go much further distances. Mentally, it also made a huge impact. The stronger I became physically, the more I believed I could achieve and breakdown any previous mental blocks that I wasn’t capable of pushing my body to those limits.
What was the highlight of the trip?
There were so many highlights of the trip. However, the biggest was our last day when we spent 18 hours on our skis, and didn’t even realize it. I had trained so hard and was more than prepared. We had big plans for the day, and with 24 hours of daylight, time really didn’t matter. We left the boat to start skiing at 4:30am and before we knew it, we were having beers at the shore and realized it was nearly 11pm. I had no idea so much time had passed. That was an amazing moment for me, realizing with proper training what my body is truly capable of.
Was it all work and no play?
It was mostly play! Even during the “work” of climbing up hill or navigating glacier travel, we had a great team and always made light of it by rapping or yodeling so it never seemed like actual work. The views were also insane, so that alone made whatever the work was, more than worth it.
Is there anything you would have changed about your trip?
I would have made it longer! There’s unlimited terrain up there, and so much more to do.
Anything you want to add
Just a big thanks to Wright Training! I couldn’t have done it without you guys.