I would be fooling myself if I said I didn’t want to win the first comp of the season. I’m a competitor and I would of loved to win Revelstoke, but sometimes it’s just not your day. Yes, some disappointment sets in and I go over and over in my mind where my run went wrong. Did I pick too challenging of a line? Should I have just sent that cliff and hope it was good to go? Could I have made the turn towards my original plan and been okay? The reality is it’s over and dwelling on what I did wrong is not going to help me for the next comp.
I’m trying to look at the positive side of things. What went well? Well, my first hit I came into with no hesitation which has been something that’s really important to me. Also, I would rather be here healthy and ready for the season because I skied smart and was cautious in an unknown area to me instead of just sending it into what could of been rocks. Even though a long pause on the top is a little embarrassing it’s a lot better than jumping blind and ending up hurt.
At the end of the day all that really matters for me is if I’m still having fun and if I’m still working towards my goals. For me skiing is about pushing myself to be the best I can be and having fun. I know I have a lot of work ahead of me to get where I want to be but every little step helps get me there. When I do have my next victory it will feel so good because it will be with a line that looks fun and challenging. So I’m going to keep chasing the guys