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Necessary Shout Outs

With the VARA Gala behind me, I want to give a heartfelt “thank you” to a few people that made that Saturday night really special.

I will never take for granted what alpine ski racing did to enrich my life. With the passing of time, like many of my peers, we work, have families and a very different routine.  Life is full of new challenges, and it is with no hesitation that I am immersed in rather normal mundane daily habits.  While I miss the Alpen sunrise at early morning training (the view is like no other!!), I am afflicted with a syndrome that constantly finds me making lemonade.  Whether it is my business, my 6 year old, my wanting golf game or training the dog, I make it fun and worthwhile.  I am not special or unique, but I am good with lemons.

This is not a negative comment.  Actually, making lemonade is at the heart and soul of ski racing and life in general.  I am quite proud of this ability.

I was touched by the kind words from Tiger Shaw, Finn Gundersen, Chuck Hughes, Tao Smith and Julie Woodworth.  Thanks for the really nice evening and for your relentless and passionate support of ski racing. So here’s to making some great lemonade and navigating the changes in our wonderful sport! Let’s have a great year, be good parents and send Tiger some chocolate chip cookies for sustenance.


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Race Season is Here! ALPINEOne is live!


Gear dryers, locker systems

With excitement building for Levi, CO training finally underway and a new business to run, I am pumped for this season!  I have to say thanks to Greg Nedell  and AlpineRaceConsulting.com for coming back on line and providing us great insight and information on the FIS Ski World Cup scene. If you have not seen his blog, take a long look. I appreciate his straightforward analysis. Thanks to Greg,  I quickly realized that I needed to dust the cobwebs off my own blog.

Some other new things are going on in this prep season. My company, ALPINEOne  is ramping up and launched our new website.  All the content has been managed by me, so your feedback is IMPORTANT. I am so close to this I am seeing boot dryers and lockers in my sleep.  Any of my editor friends with charitable interests, please use the contact page here on my blog for needed editorial and grammar changes. I am pretty excited about the business and we have some BIG announcements coming shortly.

We are busy getting the word out about our new, exclusive Sports Dryer.  There are many reasons to want this gear dryer, but to me the biggest reason is NO STENCH. My house is small, my mud room even smaller and attached to the kitchen. This dryer fits in my house, travels to our cabin, and manages gear from a family of trolls. (We are not the neatest and spend as much time as we can recreating outdoors and causing havoc.) The antimicrobial powder coat keeps me from the nightmares of imagining my running shoes touching the dryer where my husbands work boots were. Seriously.

I have to give another shout out to Eva Twardokens and her EvaT Strength and Conditioning SkiStrong ebook. As a working mom and sometime exerciser, I was thrilled to start a program I can fit into my day! Working out used to be my life. Now it is a luxury that I appreciate! Thanks Eva for the motivation to run rather than roll into this ski season!

The biggest news for October, or perhaps the most startling to me, is that I will be part of the interview, morning show and announcing team at Vail Beaver Creek 2015. I am honored to have been asked to be a part of this prestigious event! As always, a great time will be had, and I can’t wait to see some fantastic skiing! Get your red, white and blue ready for February!

Sochi Norge fans


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