The days are getting longer and the snow has pretty much melted; filling the lakes with cold crisp glacier water! Pretty sad to have posted my sled for sale, but you know what? Just gets me pumped for next winter! Couldn’t have been more satisfied with this past season. She Shreds Mountain Adventures was a HUGE success with the turn out of women that joined me for fun adventures in the backcountry as well as the massive recognition it brought to women in the snowmobile industry! Couldn’t have done it without all the ladies that signed up for a She Shreds clinic, the huge support from all my sponsors (Klim, RSI, 509, Dayco, Valley Chainsaw, Ski Doo, FOX, Snowpulse, Mammut, Bulldog Decks, Slednecks, C&A Skis, Toyskinz, CFR, inReach Canada, joydigger.com, Divas Snowgear, Canadian Avalanche Association) and the support from all the industry (companies, magazines, websites, etc) and last but not least, my amazing guest coaches Stephanie LaRoy Schwartz and Nadine Overwater! One more thing that I am absolutely honored about is the title that the BC snowmobile federation has given me - Snowmobiler of the year! Thank you so much!
I have some really fun stuff planned for next season with She Shreds Mountain Adventures! Hopefully some travelling to different countries to teach clinics around the world, some guest appearances for speeches about women in the snowmobile industry (one already set in Iowa in November 2013), and of course the same clinics offered in Revelstoke and Pemberton BC (large and private clinics). Stayed tuned on the web site and Facebook for announcements of these future plans in the next couple months! Looking forward to working with my current sponsors for next season and hopefully will be bring on a couple new ones! But most of all I look forward to having fun in the backcountry with many more women! Let the adventures begin!
If you’re wondering what to do to keep yourself fit and ready for next years snowmobile season, here are a couple tips I personally do to keep my mind and body ready for and amazing season ahead….
Living in Pemberton BC I am very fortunate to have all of my work out regimes 5 minutes from my front step! Mountain biking, hiking, yoga, gym workouts, horseback riding etc. My weekly workout schedule consists of:
Monday: Combo Spin work out at the gym with my trainer Lindsay May – combination of spinning on a bike, muscle conditioning and hardcore abs workout
Tuesday: Yoga at Tadasana Yoga Studio
Wednesday: Combo Spin work out at the gym with my trainer Lindsay May – combination of spinning on a bike, muscle conditioning and hardcore abs workout
Thursday: Yoga at Tadasana Yoga Studio
Friday: Combo Spin work out at the gym with my trainer Lindsay May – combination of spinning on a bike, muscle conditioning and hardcore abs workout
Weekends: usually a good mountain bike ride, hike, or some other fun outdoor activity.
Not to mention I try and get out on my bike mid week as much as I can too (each ride usually is about 1.5-3 hours) to keep the cardio up! The downhill descents make the hard work going up pay off instantly! I also get out on my horse about 3-4 times a week, which allows myself, my dog and horse to get a good work out in. And yes I do work too in the evening at a restaurant so for all of you that think you don’t have time to work out because of your work schedule, think again! Surfing is also an amazing work out! I’ve been going on at least 1 surf trip a year for the past 4 years (this year I was lucky and have gone on 2 so far!) It’s an awesome cardiovascular work out as well as a good muscular work out for the arms, shoulders, back and core. Surfing is a great off-season training for all the muscles you need to keep fit to sled in the wintertime! Eating healthy too is a must!! Here is a quick recipe for an amazing morning breakfast smoothie I start my day with everyday (I guarantee you will stay full till lunch time!)…
3 tbs of natural or vanilla yogurt
3 tbs of sprouted chia seeds
3 tbs of Barlean’s Greens powder (all your veggies you need in 1 day)
1 tsp of maca powder
1 tsp spirulina powder
a small scoop of your favorite frozen berries
a bit of water to liquefy it
Enjoy! Have an awesome summer and chat with you guys in the fall!