It has been great to move back to Jindabyne for the cooler Winter months and resume my full time work with the New South Wales Institute of Sport. I work full-time and train full-time and needless to say I am tired! But working full-time is essential for me to fund my career- Olympic Qualifications begin in December! It is an important time in my career so I am working hard in the gym and limiting my time on snow (just for now) until I know my body is ready to repeat high performance training sessions.
I did go up last week for my first turns at Perisher and had a ball. I did about 15 runs and then jumped in the car and back to work. Jan Vokaty snapped some great pics of my first turns for the Aussie winter- I have posted a few and you can click this link to see more!
As a teenager I spent some time training at Thredbo Ski Racing Club and was proud to be invited up to their clubhouse on Saturday to celebrate all of TSRC's Olympians. I am now on the wall of the clubhouse along side some Australian greats like Kim Clifford, Michael Milton and Jono Brauer.
I am looking forward to increasing the volume of my on snow training next week but for now its life between the gym and the office!