Reading your post brought back so many memories for me. You might not remember me but I’m from Winona, MN and skied at NMU during the late 1980’s. I had exactly the same experience you are having now during my final years at NMU. Only advice I can provide is do exactly what you are doing. Step back the pressure, stay positive and probably most important – find yourself beyond skiing. You seem to have a really well rounded life. Shift focus to the other areas while your body recovers to bring back those PR’s. You’ll find you become an even better racer knowing you have those other areas when it comes back. IT WILL COME BACK. Cheers and enjoy the ride. Go Wildcats!!
April 28, 2018 by Scott Patterson
Although I was out skiing in a blizzard today, the ski season is over. By that I mean the competitive season. It has been a month since the last races and the official start of training for next year is rapidly approaching. I can’t quite write about the end of the season with the excitement […] > READ MORE
April 25, 2018 by Sadie Bjornsen
In February, I wrote a blog post about holding on tight to life, because it was flying by at an unbelievably high speed, with an overwhelming amount of excitement. One quality of being extremely goal oriented is that you forget to take the time to “experience the achievements” before you are setting the next goal. […] > READ MORE
March 3, 2018 by Scott Patterson
Korea was a whirl of transportation and movement. From day one, we were packing and unpacking, busing to and from venues, dining, ceremonies, or media requirements. It seemed nonstop. Everything entered a crescendo going into the opening ceremony, only to feel like it was time to leave a week later. Many sports competed early. These […] > READ MORE