Well day One of racing is over. Although it is just one day…it has been a long time of preparing for this day. Lots and lots of physical therapy…countless days in the gym and plenty of training over the past 7 months to get to actually just be able to race. Although it has been a few hours since the race ended there has been some good reflection time and I am pleased to say it feels great just to be able to compete at this high level. Just a few months ago I could not even run. Today all the hard work paid off as I had the opportunity to ski against the best telemark skiers in the World. The knee did great.
42 races started the race. I skied to a fair 26th (maybe 25th. the results are not out yet). There was a lot of nerves today and I did not ski my best. But also do know that I feel confident in the fact that I skied hard and my knee did great. As much as tried to put the knee in the back of my head today pre-race I am sure there was some uncertainty. But like I said, day 1 is over and I am pleased. 26th. Not bad but definitely not my best.