April is always my easy month with no structured training. I came home to Salmon Arm just before Easter and have been here ever since. We skied (and walked over some bare spots) at Larch Hills last week and went to Sovereign Lake Saturday to ski in fresh powder! I'm still waiting for spring as there have been several snow flurries in the Okanagan since I've been home. We went south to Penticton over Easter hoping to find some sun but we ended up wearing all our warm clothes and mountain biking turned into snow biking a few kilometres from the end of the trail. Wine tasting was a much more appropriate activity for the weather! It has been very nice being home and spending time with my family and friends.
Biking on the Kettle Valley Railway out of Naramata. This half hour was the best weather we had all weekend. It was snowing a few hours later.
It was a bit of a tough season for me, as I had injuries in the summer, got a cold right before U23 World Championship trials and struggled to race well in the early season races. I pulled it together after I recovered from my cold but the season left me unsatisfied and hungry to do well next year. I think I learned a lot and I know what I need to improve! A huge thank you to my family, sponsors, team, coaches and everyone else who has supported me this year! I couldn't do it without you!