Yesterday I skied for the first time in 11 months. After 3 knee surgeries, I was a little nervous but also very excited to get back to doing what I love. We took it pretty easy day one since my muscles and knees aren’t used to the forces that skiing creates on them. My muscles memory kicked in and the good on snow feeling came back pretty quick! While my first turns were quite tentative, I was able to gain confidence and slowly increase the speed and improve every run. I had no pain and only a little stiffness at the end of some of the runs. I am excited to keep working hard and get some more time on snow!!
I am super excited to announce my new partnership with Muskoka Woods, summer camp dedicated to inspiring youth, offering staff that share a common desire to help young people realize their full potential.
This partnership means a lot to me because I attended Muskoka Woods as a child. I always had such an amazing time there while making great friends along the way. At Muskoka Woods they always support you in your journey and are committed to making fun experiences. They give you the opportunity to try many different activities, some you would never even think of trying. I remember one summer, I even had the opportunity to speak on the camp radio! This was way outside my comfort zone as a kid, but I loved it! Muskoka Woods, “exists to inspire youth to shape their world”, which is such a powerful motto to me as I try to inspire youth in athletics and other aspects of life during my journey to become a world class skier.
I am so grateful that Muskoka Woods is interested in supporting my journey back to snow and into the future. Rehabbing from injury is just as challenging, both mentally and physically, as skiing is, so thank you to Muskoka Woods for your dedication and support in this chapter of my life and career!
Thank you for your support, Muskoka Woods! I can’t wait to see what this partnership brings!
I am now four weeks out from left knee surgery. With only two weeks left on crutches, I have been working really hard to prepare my left knee to take those first steps. I have been spinning on the bike with both legs (if you’ve been injured before, you know how exciting this is) and working on getting my quad muscles working like normal again. My right leg keeps getting stronger and stronger (although there is still a long way to go), and I am keeping my upper body as strong as possible. #makeithappen
When I am not at the gym rehabbing, I have been taking a Human Anatomy course. I have found it really interesting to learn more about the human body and how it works. As an athlete, a lot of the information I read is very relatable and I am learning things about my own body and injury that I didn’t know before!
With the Olympics underway, I want to send out another GOOD LUCK to my fellow Canadians competing in South Korea! I will be watching every day, and cheering loudly from home! #GoCanada