Out of the last 20 days of March I spent 18 skiing. As you can imagine it gets a little bit tiring. Senior Nationals was the name of the game. Two days before it started during a wicked day of free skiing I decided to try my first backflip. After landing on my head a few times in waist deep powder I landed one! We had the next day off then two days of downhill training, then it was race time. The first day I ended up in 11th, a respectable position that I was happy with but I wasn't about to let up. The next day conditions where considerably less favourable, the clouds had scared away the sunshine and visibility was variable. I took advantage of it and still attacked down the course which put me into fourth, right behind Olympian Marie Pier Prefontaine.
SG came next, I laid down a solid run putting me into 12th.
The dumb teenager inside of me thought it would be a good idea to go do some more back flips. One of my best friends from Alberta and I went on an adventure that end badly. After spending the rest of my day at the hospital with her the bad news finally came, she had 5 fractured vertebrae and a torn knee.
My races went downhill from there. Partly because I struggle more in the tech disiplines and partly because my head wasn't in it.
We had a free day between Nationals and the next race series. I spent the night with some friends and the next morning on a bike which was a nice change.
The next race series I laid down some solids runs. A good way to finish off the races. :)
I have been accepted to the Mike and Manny camp. A camp where I get to spend the week getting coached by them. So excited! After that comes the BC team selection camp so the season isn't over yet.
Until the next time.