The last time I updated my blog things weren't going so well and I was searching for positive things to write about. Now I feel as if all I have are positive exciting things to update everyone on!
First of all, my ankle is recovering very well and it almost feels back to 100%. I have been skiing on snow now for about six weeks and have already raced five times. With every race I feel like my fitness is coming back a little more.
The first Continental Cups of the season were held in Park City, Utah on December 12th and 13th. The first day I finished in 23rd place and the second day I finished in 40th place. I was pleased with the first days results considering it was my first big race since surgery. I now have 8 COC points this season which also prequalified me for the Junior World Championships held in Almaty, Kazakhstan during the beginning of February.
After the Continental Cups in Park City my teammates and I were supposed to fly to Europe for more competitions but due to a lack of snow, we stayed home for the holidays. It was nice to spend some time with my family before I ship off to Europe for the rest of the winter.
On the 29th of December I will be going to Schonach, Germany with the Fletcher brothers and Adam Loomis. This will be my second ever opportunity at competing in the world cup. I'm really excited to gain experience and learn from these guy skiing at the top level of our sport.
I will be updating my blog with results, lessons learned, and cool experiences as I travel and compete throughout Europe for the next three months. Big thanks to everyone who is helping support the US Nordic Combined team! It's go time.