As we are boarding the plane preparing to leave Pyeong Chang. The test event was amazing, so much so that one year of waiting seems to long. Team USA showed up and did fantastic. The venue for the alpine team is held to the best condition possible. Bringing the best crews from around the world to work the course and keeping the conditions as safe as possible. The surrounding area is beautiful, with rolling rocky hills covered in trees that grow in the most amazing of places and conditions. The rivers are a deep clean blue and people are friendly always wishing to assist you. It seems like a great area to visit for vacation. With Anmok beach not far from Pyeong, where you can truly experience the culture and great seafood. Including fresh caught fish and shellfish for good prices. The only downfall of this area is the smog, surrounding and filling the air. From China which is so close.
The great thing about the test event, was even though not everyone did well and a few expected a little more of themselves. They had a chance to see what is needed, and given one year to overcome any issues they might have in Pyeong. Our team was able to manage multiple globes and overall medals, showcasing our consistency as a program throughout the season. Including myself with two globes. A goal of mine for this season, coming down to the wire in both races it was a close call and worth every moment. To be the best in the world is something noteworthy. A dream that has come true for me.
It’s something that showcases our absolute ability, our hopes and our dreams. A chance to be called the best and makes a legacy. But the beauty of it is the journey and the ability we find that we didn’t know we had, our ability to overcome.