Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Links, links, and more Links

Check out all the amazing coverage and support I've received with my return to snow!

FIS - Video and Article:


Article in The Province:


My Blog for CBC:


Today was my second day on skis and it went well! I did 4 runs today and I had my GS skis on - I could still turn them!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Like Coming Home...

Yesterday was a spectacular day and the culmination of a years' worth of extremely hard work.

It was the day I skied for the first time since my crash on December 17, 2009.

I can only describe my return to snow as if I was finally 'Coming Home'.

This is me on the chairlift heading up for my first run!

Stretching it out - making sure I'm limbered up for the run!

Myself and Dr. Bob Litchfield (the surgeon who put me back together). It was special being able to share this day with him, his family, and Kent Kobelka (team physio).

It was a beautiful morning for my first day back.
Skiing continues to take my breath away in all the right ways.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

CBC & Big News

I did some work with Doug Dirks and Scott Russell today during CBC's coverage of the Men's World Cup in Lake Louise. It was a spectacular day and it made me want to race more than ever. Being around the World Cup has been good for my soul.

BIG NEWS: Last night I received the ALL CLEAR from my surgeon, Dr. Litchfield and our physio Kent Kobelka. Tomorrow, Sunday morning, will be my first time clicking into my bindings since my crash Dec. 17, 2009. Litchfield and Kent will be joining me for the morning ski: I couldn't be in better hands.

I'll just be missing my hubby David; he's been such a big part of this recovery and I look forward to the first time I'll ski with him!

I'll let you know how the ski goes!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

CTV's Canada AM - Short n Sweet

Kelly (Me), Jeff Hutcheson, & a local longtime skier Eddie Hunter

This morning I was on CTV's Canada AM for a short 'n sweet moment to talk about the World Cup events here in Lake Louise. The men will be racing this weekend and the women next weekend.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Chilly Morning for a Work Party at Tamihi!

This is a gate the kayakers go around for training: frozen solid.

Climbing ladders was part of the job this morning!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Helmet 2011 Season; Dinner

The middle helmet is my latest design for the 2011 Season!
The others are the helmets I used over the last 2 years.

Dinner...I loved the colours in this pan! Now that's healthy eating.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Hat, Mouthguard, & Sponsors Meetings

Today was a full day in all the right ways. I had a few meetings in Vancouver with sponsors that went well, I picked up my new Teck hat, picked up my new mouthguards at Dr. Hill's in Surrey, and finally home to train!

The gear is coming together...next step...starting my on-snow preparation so I can return to racing stronger than ever!

My New Teck Hat!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Therapy and Fundraising

This was my own version of Therapy.

As I'm preparing to return to snow (yippee!!!)- I came across my Downhill Suit they had to cut off me in the Hospital after my crash. It brought back some emotions, so, I decided to do something about it! Since the suit was a throw away, I cut it up into small pieces. I then wrapped it up and threw it away.

It felt remarkably good.

Earlier today I was recording some clips and questions for the Tree of Hope Campaign that will run later this month. It raises funds for the Family & Children's Services of the Waterloo Region and this year I'm the Honorary Chair.


Monday, November 01, 2010

Love Halloween

The smallest kids are always the cutest during Halloween...but it's hard to resist the temptation to dress up yourself! David and I went out this weekend as Dr. 90210 (the reality TV show) and I was his candy striper. Lots of fun.

David as Dr. 90210.

You never know who you'll run into at Halloween!