Well, here I am sitting in Albany International Airport, wishing I could be staying in Lake Placid to slide next week.
After a very successful combine, and a successful sliding camp (though I’m still nowhere close to my Olympian teammates) I am now a developmental athlete training for the Olympic Games. Hopefully that’s phrased right (we could get in trouble if not!).
I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to pursue this sport for the next 10 or so years of my life. Commitment starts today, continues tomorrow, and my ultimate goal will always be on my mind. It’s not going to happen overnight, not by any means, but I’m ready to give it my all and more.
Along with several bruises, scrapes, cuts and sore muscles, I’m heading back to Virginia to complete my commitment to Adventure Links, with whom my contract is completed this coming Friday. After that, I’m focusing on earning some money, looking for donations and sponsors, and training hard to come back to Lake Placid in November for an advanced sliding school, and finally in January to complete the season in April.
If you would like to donate to the cause, there are a few ways to do so. One, on the right hand bar of this blog, there is a “Donate Now” button which links directly to my PayPal account, where I will have access to it. Another option is to send a check to the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Training Fund. For more information on this, please click here!
As I learn more about the Training Fund process, I will post additional information and clarifications here!
As of now, I have many things to purchase to pursue the sport (the basics of which are a helmet, sled and other equipment).
Any contribution is welcome and my appreciation is heartfelt!