This is the last week of training before next weekend’s North America Cup in Steamboat Springs, where I typically do very well since it is my home turf. This week is also a big week for exposure as the Denver Post is featuring me in an article, and I am also filming with a filmmaker and his 6 person crew for a promotional video for DJI drones that is anticipated to have exposure worldwide. So there is no doubt that the "stage is big" this week/weekend, and the pressure is on. Fortunately I find a lot of excitement and energy when the spotlight is on me, and I plan to use it in the best way possible.
This week, I am training Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and competing Saturday and Sunday. Saturday is the Parallel Giant Slalom and Sunday is the Parallel Slalom, both of which are FIS North America Cups and hold Olympic significance. I feel more ready than ever before and excited with my training times that are proving to be very fast!
While training in Steamboat last weekend, I had an opportunity to get a picture with some of the top junior riders, who are up-and-coming stars in the sport of snowboard racing. I believe that it is always important to be involved with the progression of junior riders, as it was so important to me when I was younger.
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