The Eurotrip has come to an end and I am back in SLC – at SCHOOL. It was an unforgettable and amazing trip that I wish could just go on forever!! But that’s unrealistic and would take away from how special the short times you get to spend on vacation are. ANyway, the DH race was super fun to watch! I hung out with Andree-Ann and Meo!
We went up above Kitzbuhel to Pinky’s hut – also known as the Waldwirtschaft. http://www.einsiedelei-kitzbuehel.at/ for my birthday dinner! Recreating the same night from 5 years ago!
Ok, I’m off to class, but that’s the last of my Euro pics
This is a completely random array of pics from my past week in Europe! It all started in Wengen last week where Marco and I crossed paths with the “Marco Rocks Tour” and took some cool night pics. This week we are in Kitzbuhel where there was barely any snow at first, but now it’s looking decent. Today I got to go up to the Red Bull start house and enjoy their yummy food and delicious coffee before watching the mens training run. It’s been fun to catch up with so many people, but mostly it’s been amazing to see Marco on tour for such a (relatively) long time!
A lot has happened over the last three weeks! I finished up my final exams at Westminster College and flew to London, Ontario to see Dr. Litchfield. I can’t thank him enough for fixing my knee! We opted for a patella tendon graft for my ACL and an IT band graft for my “Anetrolateral ligament” (the “new” ligament). The surgery was successful. My knee was extremely swollen and I spent the next five days with my aunt, uncle, and cousin in Toronto – gingerly trying to bend, extend, and walk. I was spoiled by my cousin Giacomo!! Amazing food everyday as I iced away! This was all during the TOronto Ice Storm!! Ice covered trees were crashing down all over the place and the power was OUT. My mom and I headed back up North for Christmas. MERRY CHRISTMAS, cheers to Game Ready!! Crazy bruising. A portrait of myself and Marco, by my brother. ha! Tremblant looking beautiful and COLD. I finally got out of the house to see some old friends (and their children) for a sleigh ride! (cool kids at the back – real kids in the front…) Since about two weeks post surgery I have been feeling super mobile. I’ve been biking at the lowest seat setting that my bike will go, and walking normally without crutches. I do stair laps for fun, and constantly bend and extend my knee to keep breaking up scar tissue. I’ve spent a LOT of time on this couch….looking out at the beautiful and frozen scenery. But today I finally went outside to “naturally ice.” It’s been around -30 Celcius here, so the cold felt nice on my knee! PLus the added bonus of practicing my propreoception and balance! You can see that my scars are healing up nicely and swelling has greatly reduced! ON the snowy catwalk!! Thanks to my mom for the photoshoot!! It’s back to school for me next week – I’m really happy with how well my knee has been feeling and (somewhat) excited for another semester. It’s been amazing to be home for two weeks, but I’ve been missing Marco who’s in Austria without me! Luckily I am going to Wengen and Kitz to see him!!!! Yeah! #marcorocks