My last week of training in Calgary with the team is coming to a close and I'm pumped. My quads but also my drive. I've been working my hardest to keep this comeback moving forward. This week I was either going to have a tough conversation with the Team staff or a good one. We had a good one. It was good because my hard work's timeline is merging well with that of my teammates'. I will be going to New Zealand for just over a month of on-snow training on July 24. We have a great dynamic and I'm so happy to be surrounded by tough chicks and smart staff. There will always be challenges but I choose to accept both the ones I like and the ones I don't like. Velodrome was a challenge I didn't like, but now it's my new favourite way of doing intervals. With that said, 'favourite' and 'intervals' should not be in the same sentence. Anyway, I'm excited for New Zealand because I earned it to be there and I will be able to continue reaching my strength and conditioning goals alongside my closest friends and teammates. I didn't earn it alone and there are a handful of people that I would pack in my ski bag if I could. But their support has and continues to allow me to overcome daily obstacles like it's my job. It is my job. And what a job. Ski racing is unique, exhilarating, grueling, fun and addictive. I wouldn't want it any other way.
On a sidenote, I've finally accepted that I'm just not a daily blogger, nor a weekly one. So I've joined twitter to help me be more update-ful. Follow me @larisaYurkiw.