Megan McJames

Archive for February 2011

The world cup in Zwiesel, Germany started off with weather like this,

And miraculously cleared for the race to weather like this,

I spent hours in the lodge and although there was some yummy cake I didn’t end up preforming to what I feel is my potential.  Since switching equipment at the beginning of this season it has been a struggle to figure out the set up that is the best for me.  As for now I am still hard at work trying to find my groove and still have hope for a end of season spike.

The search for my groove took us to Corchevel for some Europa cups.  With an enthusiastic coaching crew, therapist and technician extrodinaire, teammate, Hailey Duke, and I made a road trip out of it!

(left to right) Napa, Brandie, Pete

Roger and I

(left to right) Brandie, me and Hailey soaking up some french sun at the SL finish

And of course I had to check out how the french do pastry!  In this picture I was especially interested in all the flavors of french macaroons.

As you have seen previously on this blog a berry tart with chantilly cream and pate sucre crust is my favorite and the waiter at our hotel gave me a silce of this beautiful one for free!

The journey continues to Abetone, ITA for some more giant slalom Europa cups before heading to  world championships in Garmisch.  I can’t wait for my up swing in results but until then I just keep smiling and working hard.

 

 

 

This blog starts off with teammate, Laurenne Ross, checking out the giant slalom course during inspection in Maribor, SLO.  This race ended up being cancelled due to warm temperatures and lack of snow…..as you can see!

And then a trip home for some relaxation and recoup!  I went free skiing at Park City Mountain Resort and ripped some full length runs on my giant slalom skis.  Just free skiing on a beautiful day like this helped to remind me how I fell in love with the sport of skiing!

When I got back to Europe we woke up early to get some full length giant slalom training on our “home” hill in Kaprun, AUT.

Teammate, Sarah Schelper, and I watching the sunrise before GS training in Kaprun!

And then we checked out the new alpine coaster in town!!!!

Teammate, Hailey Duke, and I getting ready to go up on the Alpine coaster in Kaprun!

On January 29th our team mascot, Lasse, turned three years old so we got him a chocolate cake and had a pizza party!  Some of our male teammates joined us to celebrate; it is always nice to see their familiar faces on the road!

Lasse, Sarah's son, blowing out his birthday candles!

I hope the quality of these pictures is good enough to give you a feel of life on the road because my camera doesn’t seem to want to turn on so all of these pictures are taken with my reliable blackberry!

The next stop is Zweisel, Germany for some world cup GS and SL this Friday and Saturday.  Send good vibes my way as I am hoping of a bit of a break through!