Photos by the amazing Kevin Pritchard
dress For Love and Lemons
Im dusting off the sparkle…. Im Still pissed off for greatness. I find myself sitting in a room full of people the noise is so loud I can’t hear.. Im in the zone.. Im in my head letting the lights flash. Music kicking in my brain, I got my smile deep inside. Everything starts to spin out of control and then Im under water and I can finally breath and I can hear… I hear my heartbeat. Its the beat that keeps me up, keeps me sane, Keeps me going. Its the beat of the world, its everyone, its the love, the support its what I love about life. The things that keep you believing and keep you dancing. The fire and the Ice, the lights and the darkness, the loneliness, the moments of solitude the moments of champagne giggles bubbling up when you can’t hold in any bit of a deep laugh and you want to roll on the floor. The moments when you just want to hug everyone you talk to in a day and the days when tears can’t be held back. ITs all part of the beat and that beat is what keeps the Sparkle Shine. Shine time, all the glitz and the glory its Shine time and Im breaking out my sparkle cuz she has been hiding.
We had a great olympic prep camp and we are ready to go. We have one more day tomorrow and then we fly on Friday. If there was ever a time to be ready its NOW. Its happening. You can’t predict the future but you sure can live it and enjoy it! Im very happy to live it.
These outfits are from Ralph Lauren. Opening and closing ceremonies… I can’t wait to post the rest of our outfits. ( if you didn’t know for the Olympics there are specific uniforms and sponsors that you can only wear. We can’t wear our normal sponsor clothing and uniforms. Hence why no one has any shout out sponsor posts
sparkle and shine
Sometimes you just need a change to freshen up your mind body and soul. Even if its only for a few days. Training and racing as much as we do can really drive you into the ground so its important to step away regroup, rebalance the body and recharge your mind. Getting a mid season tune up is really important for me. We had a break from the world cup so it was the perfect time. Along with some awesome training to really get my fast slalom skiing back! I am feeling great about where I am and qualify for my second olympics which means a lot to me. I missed Vancouver and I have worked really hard to get to where I am. I am ready for more and feel strong and in a good place and want to really show the world what I got. We are in a very snowy Kranjska Gora Slovenjia where we have our last world cup before we prep for Sochi and head over on Feb. 14th. Im looking forward to this next week to fine tune and to be 100 % ready for the games!
photos Kevin Pritchard
Damn does europe know how to do the holidays.. its a constant romantic state of mind. the candles and lights and coziness makes me feel like im in a dream world that just couldn’t possibly be real or ever end. I started in Bormio Italy where my tech is from. They know my Glutardness was on its way and they hand made me pumpkin ravioli which I haven’t’ have in about 10 years among other amazing foods. They take Gluten very serious over here and understand how it effects people who are actually ill from it not just a trend. Once I got my feet under me after the travel we headed to Courchevel France for the world cup slalom. It was amazing as always. The hotel is Annapurna and by far the best we stay in. The weather was perfect and we had the best food and service and the race was great as well. I got my first points of the year and we stayed for some training after. This mountain is the biggest resort in the world, it was a bit short on snow this year but non the less beautiful. We were joined by the canadian girls this year and its such a treat for me to have some more team mates. They pretty much adopt me when they are around. Now we are in Val D’ Isere for a Gs world cup. the speed girls are here and its fun to catch up with them and walk around this town. All the lights and holiday bustle is great to be apart of. The big wood beams fur rugs and candles in every hallway and sweet french people just make everything come together like a snow globe of rustic soft burgundy twilight. Its a big present just to be able to enjoy it all. Its all so cozy and perfect!
I wanna dance through life. I want to be the the sun the moon the stars the river the mountains the ocean. I am so in love with this earth. For me every day I wake up and get to laugh and dance about the planet is a gift. I am blessed. I am beautifully deeply madly in love with the gifts that I get daily from this amazing place. I Shine because I feel the love. The vibrant energy. Its like dancing, to be apart of that beat to be apart of the world. To change someones life with a smile. This adventure, the moments when mind body and soul get to be as one. When the prickly skin and teary moments bring uncontrollable laughter and happiness. That is what I live for.
I feel Lindsay has captured that joyful moment in me in this series.
All photos LindsayLinton. com
time. It is something I am unable to have any ability to connect with. I am one of those people who does not mind getting older for me it means maturity it means a new adventure it has such mystery for me its exciting. time. whenever there is something for me to to do it becomes the absolute last thing I want to do or get done. These couple weeks in the north pole might change that. I have been getting an absurd amount of sleep and feel like being in the dark is going to jump start my motivation to get back on top of everything. Skiing has been my number one priority which I love and want but sometimes the business side of things comes hitting you in the face and the reality of being broke hits you and you realize you need to do something about it. So here we go, into the darkness to get some inspiration and some motivation. Skiing under the lights has been so fun and its nice to get a bunch of training and some Europa cup races to really start the season off right!
Hope you are all doing well and enjoying November!
For those of you who can’t handle the darkness here are some photos from this spring that we did for byOlia.com It always is nice to dream of far away places when in northern Finland.
all photos Kevin Pritchard
all jewelry except rings ( my own) are byOlia.com
She is precious. Calm, beautiful, just taking the world in. She watches and admires all the chaos that runs around her. She is this powerful little thing, her spirit and her personality so strong. Its amazing how such a little thing can be so mesmerizing. I am loving watching her grow and can’t wait to be apart of her life! I am honored to have such a perfect little god daughter! Im in love
Wow I can’t believe how long it has been. Site went down for a while but I think I was also in need of a break from blogging. This spring was wild, lots of emotional ups and downs and new things happening with the old things mixed in. Pretty much focused on one thing. Getting stronger and bigger and working towards my dream I have had since I was a little girl. Making sure I do everything I can so that dreams can come true! At the moment just training like crazy and enjoying those long summer days! Here is a little flashback to get back into things. I have so many photos I love so much and so many people I love in my life so its fun to look back at all the good times. Next blog is Baby Resi and I love her so much can’t wait to share! Love you all thanks for all the support! X
The last couple weeks have been a while plane ride back and forth across the Atlantic. Some awesome days at home and a finally got some trophies in Colorado. Now just gearing up for world champs.