Persistence pays off. My first try, I made it almost 10 years on the US Ski Team. 5 knee surgeries, 2 Olympic cycles went by and I didn't go to 2010 or 2014. I gave it a rest, got a real job, and went back to school. A year and a half later, I graduated,… Continue reading I’m Going to the Olympics!
Time to Graduate Thank you for visiting!. I'll be graduating with a Bachelor's of Science in Technical Management from DeVry University in May 2017. As I write this, I have a 4.0 GPA, and have applied for awards for the ceremony. I will update the status on these items as we approach the ceremony dates.… Continue reading Life After Skiing
As I write this, I'm overwhelmed with a number of emotions. I'm sad that this part of my life is over, but the pain was starting to take away from the fun I had for almost all of my career. I'm stepping away from competitive skiing- something that has shaped me into who I am now. I… Continue reading Retirement- Thank You
This winter was all about patience for me, but it's already over. All that patience paid off, this was a much better experience than my first knee rehab/comeback. I took an extra 3 months of recovery time and extra training. In 2010-2011, I came back and skied the entire World Cup tour 9 months out… Continue reading Post-season!
I want to start this post off by saying I'm extremely excited to compete again. I have just over 5 weeks until my first competition of the season. My first stop is in Japan, which is one of my favorite countries to visit. I am full blooded Japanese and I really enjoy the culture and… Continue reading Mid-Winter “pre-season”
The past few months have been awesome as I've progressed through my 2nd knee rehab. The strength and functionality are back and the knee feels great. The rest of my body feels great as well. Focusing more on cardio this offseason is paying off. My body fat is at the lowest it's ever been, and… Continue reading Two extra months of 2012
I apologize for my lack of updates! I just checked, and my last update was before my surgery. I'm now 6 months post-op, and a lot happier. I've started sprinting, single leg jumping, and getting back into a full strength lifting routine. I'm feeling pretty good, but we're keeping the impact low. The ligaments feel… Continue reading Summer update