Megan McJames

Archive for March 2011

Skiing+friends+ family = happiness!

Park City Mountain Resort....home!

My best friends all healing our bodies and minds together! (left to right) Hailey, Alice, Chelsea and me

Cheering on the man who has cheered me through every ski race I have ever entered...dear old dad!

Photo credit: Chelsea Marshall and her iPhone!

I was so excited to come home for a little break after a busy month of ski racing.  It turns out I am going to be home for the rest of ski season due to a broken heel bone.  A piece of my left heel bone broke off in my boot while skiing at Park City Mountain Resort.  On a positive note I do not need surgery but will be on crutches for the next 6 weeks so the chipped bone can heal itself up.  While this wasn’t how I planned to end my season I am going to take this time off to regroup and reflect so I can go into next season prepared and strong.  Also, to keep myself busy, I am going to be taking some online classes as well as baking…of course!

I baked the brownie recipe out of my Bon Apetit magazine and although mine were yummy, I don’t know how they got theirs into such perfect squares for the magazine cover photo shoot, haha.

Mine....

theirs!

Congratulations to my teammates holding down the fort over in Europe!

Nolan Kasper 2nd place in the slalom in Kranjska Gora!

Lindsay Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Laurenne Ross, 1-2-4 in the Super G in Tarvisio!

Photo Credit: Jon Margolis

So the big news this February in the ski world was World Championships.  I was happy to be a part of our incredible American team and lucky to be able to snag these cool ski pictures from photographer Jon Margolis.

 

Photo Credit: Jon Margolis

Photo Credit: Jon Margolis

The photo above was taken during my warm-up for the championship giant slalom race.  Notice the fog creeping over the course in the back ground!

 

Above is a picture I took from the gondola looking down on the giant slalom start about an hour after the warm-up photo further up.  We had a two hour race delay due to fog before getting a good race off that afternoon.

Below is a picture of teammate Ted Ligety accepting his gold medal.  It was so inspirational to see a friend standing up there amongst all the waving American flags.

 

We cheered loud! 

Photo Credit: teammate Resi Stiegler. From left to right: Me, Resi, Anna and Julia

And the next morning woke up to a sunlit slalom course with lots of fans cheering at the bottom!