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In this month’s episode of Emily versus Asia, I feel that I may not have come out on top! Between a scooter run-in, literally, and my first ski trip in China it has been a true adventure to say the least.
Here I am stuck on the tarmac, waiting for my plane to take off but ironically it isn’t de-icing holding me back but smog!! So I thought to myself - what better time to write a blog. Happy New Year, once again, but this time it is in honour of the Chinese Wooden Horse. Yes, the horse. Unfortunately the element, wood brings some challenges along with it.
As some of you may or may not know, I retired this spring from competitive ski racing and for the first time in 13 years I will have a winter at home. When I say home… I mean Fernie/Calgary/Canada. Let’s be serious, I can’t physically seem to stay in one place for a full season! Because it is going to be my first winter back in Fernie, I figured that it was quite appropriate to make a list of things I must do, opposed to things I recommend. I also need to experience many things for the first time!
In some cultures, three is a lucky number and now it has become mine! Yes, I am embarking on the journey to my third Olympic Games. At the ripe old age of 29 I feel that I am finally ready to compete at home in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. It will be a dream come true and an honour beyond words.
Now what is it that ski racers do in the summer months when there is no snow to be seen and the skis are waxed and put away to collect dust for the summer? Contrary to what most people think, summer is not all about beer, beach and barbeques, but about barbells, bikes and bruises.