|Taking a break from the grind to play a spiel with Team Bond
Girls in California!
|Time to get serious. This is the equipment for my life the
next few months
Push yourself to the edge, then push yourself a little harder. See what you are made of. Can you handle it? What's your mental breaking point? How much can your body take? How far are you willing to go to achieve your dream?
Questions I have asked myself on several occasions. I have been pushed to what I would consider my limit, and found that if I am truly focused on a goal, then there is no limit and the podium is calling. :)
My most recent battle has been off the ice. Trying to find a balance with work, life in general and training. On one hand it's definitely been a challenge, but on the other it's been a fun adventure that I have embraced with open arms. I've learned a lot about myself in the past few months and how much stress I can handle. I try to remember that in a hundred years none of the small things I am worried about now will matter; what matters is the big picture, and that picture right now is the Olympics. This experience has taught me what is important in life and to "not sweat the small stuff."
With that, here is a general sample of what a day during the week has been looking like for me lately:
5:00 a.m. jog
6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. work at Twin Cities Ortho
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. practice in Blaine
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. workout
There's not much wiggle room, but so far I'm making it work! (I just skip a few showers here and there…kidding!)
Now throw in relationships, nutrition, house work, and all of life's other adventures and the time just flies by! I can't believe it's already September and our competitive season is just about to begin!
Sometimes my relationships fall to the wayside as I work to achieve my dream. So I would like to thank those in my life who have helped me to get to this point. I have been blessed with a wonderful, supportive family, and great friends who help along the way. They understand when I can't make it for a night out, and will dog sit for the 100th time without question. Thanks to my roommate/bestie who cares for the house when I'm away and puts up with the tornado that erupts in the house when I am home. Also, thank you to my coworkers at Twin Cities Ortho, who pick up my slack while I'm traveling. I would be lost without you guys. Much love!
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