Just got back into Buffalo last night, and I am excited to spend some time with my family before I head over to Europe for the 2nd half of the season! :) I am so excited to go, and hopefully I will have a bunch of opportunities to race!
So, the women’s world cup race was canceled in Park City, Utah last week! This is something that very rarely happens! The race was moved to Lake Placid, where all the World Cup teams from every nation are currently located. There was a scheduled race here for Saturday, but they are having two races here (Friday and Saturday) to make up for the Park City race. Since Kristi won the raceoff in Park City and was the brakeman entered for that race, she has to race here and Jamie (a new driver, who I pushed for in Calgary) is pushing for Elana. She was a brakeman last three years, and so there was no raceoff for that spot (even if there had been, there isn’t anyway that any of us rookies would be able to compete with her). So I am here to practice and get better, work on my push and use the Olympic Training Center facilities until I go home for break! I find out Saturday what will happen for the second season…. *good thoughts*
Unfortunately I won’t be racing this weekend, however that gives me an extra week of training that I really needed to catch up on! We start training in Lake Placid next Monday and it’s on to the next one. This quote was given to be by someone on the Australian Bobsled Team: Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. Trials have no value or intrinsic meaning in themselves. It’s the way we respond to those trials that makes all the difference. Discouraging moments are often preparation for a beautiful sight.
Jamie and I ended up doing pretty well for our first World Cup Race! It was so exciting to compete and when it all comes down to it, I am truly just so happy I could be a part of that day and have the chance to compete :) Race offs will be in place this week to see which of the three world cup rookies will get to push for Jazmine in this week’s world cup race in Park City, Utah. Hopefully I will get another shot at a world cup race -it would be a dream come true! I’ll keep updating, and try to add some more pictures soon -there ‘s a bit more snow here than the last time I visited, but definitely less than Calgary!
I won the raceoff yesterday!! I can’t even believe it! I pushed a 5.85 which is my fastest time on this track by far! It was an awesome awesome day!! The girl I pushed off against is a good pusher too, she pushed a 5.88. This means I am racing world cup on Friday!! I am so excited!!! I will be sure to post the link so that you can watch the race live, it’s pretty cool! :)