One Day at a Time

“How are you feeling today?” I’m asked 20 times a day by 20 different people. My normal response, “I’m feeling alright.” I just can’t explain to everyone: I feel like crap, my head hurts…

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Something Different, Again

Being prepared for the unexpected is essential to being a ski racer. The amount of variability in the sport is almost endless. The weather, the snow, the course set, my equipment and my body are all things that change from day to day. In the end, the person who is able to find stability within the chaos is the one who will continue performing at the highest level. I’ve found that the more I prepare for an unknown future, the more comfortable I am adapting when it arrives…

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Championship Culture

Mine is not a story of a career ending injury or a forced departure from my sport. I wasn’t beaten or bruised out of the game I loved, and my time on the ice wasn’t unjustly cut short. Rather, mine is the story of a reluctant retirement…

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Time to Explore

Being a high-performance athlete is incredibly time-consuming. Yes, we all know this, but I really urge you to reflect on it…

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Teammates in the Real World

Finishing my senior hockey season and graduating college was filled with mixed emotions. It was somewhere between “oh f*ck… what do I do now?” and a sense of excitement for the next chapter in my life…

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