Can you get writers block when you’re not actually a writer? Ok probably not, so i’m just going to dive straight back in to this big, bad, blogging world…
The last few months have flown by, I watched 2 of my favourite people get married on the most beautiful day
To wrap up the winter season, I spent a couple of weeks learning new skills on my BASI level 3 Technical and Teaching courses. I even got to sneak in a couple of pow turns
Leaving Austria, I arrived in Livigno, Italy, to spend my last days on skis with the Head Ski guys. Such a great crew
We were lucky enough to get to work with this awesome lot from Another Brother Sweden
Some exciting things in the pipeline!
In May, I was happy to be back in Scotland for the hen party of one of my oldest friends, the most beautiful bride to be – Lynn Sharp
St Andrews was an absolute blast…
especially the neon beach activities
Flying back to Rotterdam, I was happy to get home. I love this place…
And to get back in to Summer training…
I’ve spent the whole of June coaching at Crossfit Nultien and i’m loving it. I owe these guys (and a lot who are not in the pictures) hugely for continuously supporting me on my crossfit coaching journey… It’s helping me grow as a person and an athlete
And I’m stoked to become an ambassador for FITSHE Recovery drinks!
This summer has been amazing, concentrating on the things in life that are truly important to me.
The opening scenes of this video are also special to me, 2 days before I filmed them I was in an accident. On my way to the gym a car didn’t see me and turned in to my path, the result of which was torn ligaments in my ankle, a fractured wrist, torn ligaments in my thumb and some hella nice road rash. This happened 1 week before heading on my first pre season ski camp. Devastating.
There were 2 ways I could look at it, spiral into depression over yet another injury and set back… or get back up, suck it up and count myself lucky it wasn’t worse. I chose the second. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my down days, especially finding out I have various complications with my healing and medical health support networks. On the other hand, I now have time to concentrate on my weaknesses in the gym, the things I somewhat neglect, the little things which will make me a stronger, more all round athlete.
For that I have Crossfit. I have to say a massive thanks to Crossfit Nultien (http://crossfitnultien.nl/). Igor, Daniel and my incredible trainer Lizz have graciously opened their doors to me and taught me so much about true fitness, technique, nutrition, community and self belief. I have spent the summer training along side some incredible athletes, people who have opened my eyes to what is possible. Jasper, Sandra and Auke, thanks for inspiring me everyday.
You may think this song choice is a little predictable, but it seemed appropriate giving the circumstances. If you have a keen eye you can spot me sporting double casts in certain shots, or hiding them with good lighting and baggy clothes. Recovery is well under way and I’m stoked to get back on my skis very soon.
It’s that time of year again… who’s excited about the winter?? I am!! Ok so most people are hoping the summer stays a little longer but October means 1 thing- it’s Snowflake Fundraiser time! This is a huge year. Yeh I seem to say that every year but this one is extra big. This little thing called the Olympics is happening in less than 6 months time. I took the summer off skis to rest up, heal and recover and wow time has flown.
Now I don’t want to give you the whole sob story. I’m sure everyone is fed up hearing it by now- another athlete needs funding, standard! The fact of the matter is, I have no funding, no coach and limited access to resources. I’ve spent more than a couple of days in complete despair, rehabbing broken bones and unsure of my future, it’s easy to fall into that pit of doom. So what can I do? I can suck it up and deal with it! I consider myself a very lucky girl. Not only do I have my dream job, I have amazing sponsors and supporters who help me everyday. Even with this great help, I still have to find ways of raising some funds so I can get through my season.
On November the 2nd I am hosting a big party in Glasgow. It’s not going to be your average, stuffy sit down dinner, we are mixing it up a little… if you fancy a great time and want to support my Olympic journey, check it out. You will not only be supporting me, but also the amazing charities that are The Skiers Trust and Disability Snowsport.
Info on the night is below… I hope to see you there!
Saturday 2nd November 2013
Hampden Park- Letherby Dr, G42 9BA, Glasgow
Dress: Black Tie
7pm: Drinks reception- Complimentary Snowflake cocktail created especially for you.
Entertainment includes a variety of music, games, singing and dancing, as well as incredible special guests,
DJ and party until 1am
Tickets: £55, tables up to 12 available.
Come and spend a night celebrating winter sports, supporting the great charities- The Skiers Trust and Disability Snowsport as well as Pam Thorburn’s journey to the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Proceeds from this event will be donated to The Skiers Trust as gift aid donations.
Test your knowledge with our drinking games. Winners will receive a full case of our sponsored beer.
Try your hand in our Tombola with dozens of amazing prizes to be won, including luxury hampers, bottles of champagne, spirits, and boxes of Bawbags.
Auction prizes include:
week stay for 2-4 persons in a gorgeous waterfront apartment in Port Grimaud, in the heart of the French Riviera (across the bay from St Tropez)- May/ June 2014.
One of a kind painting from renowned artist- Philip Raskin
Teeth Whitening course by L & H Dentalcare- Central Scotland’s leading dental practice
Trevor Paris Crystal necklace with matching bracelet and earrings
Special Golf Packages at some of Scotland’s most exclusive courses
Beautiful Jewellery from Rox The Jewellers and many more…
RSVP to email@example.com for payment details or call 07887414849