The Nor-Am Finals in Aspen were the next race series. It included a downhill race that I had been looking forward to all year but the date was fast approaching and I still wasn't able to walk in my ski boot. I tried skiing again a week before we were going to leave hoping it would feel better and I'd be able to hit the road but again it was too painful to properly ski. I went to the local Medical Clinic that afternoon to have it checked again and the doctor ordered an X-ray. That’s when they discovered I had a broken fibula. This meant that Canadian National championships were also a write off. It was really hard to have my hopes dashed that many times in a row. Those 8 weeks weeks were the longest 8 weeks of my life. Not being able to ski or able to ride my bike, along with all my friends being off at University made the days seem to drag by.
I've had several people ask me what I learned from my injury. My quick responses is "that injuries suck" or "don't fall over while skiing fast" but after sitting down and thinking about it I learned that I absolutely adore this sport. I was the happiest kid on the mountain when I got back on snow and I'd like to think I still am.
I am now back at Sun Peaks for redemption and a spring training block. Although my days do get cut short due to my leg not feeling 100% I'm making the most out of every turn.