Yesterday was the singles event at the Calgary Nor Am and it went great. First and foremost I was able to ski my competition runs...with the aid of 17 ibuprofen and a tightly wrapped ace bandage. My qualifying run was not only the first time I skied the course and hit the airs, but the first time I skied since I hurt myself in A-Basin a week ago. I skied a great run, all things considered, and qualified 10th. In finals I skied another great run and once again had the fastest time of the day. The judging was a little suspect to say the least, as I ended up 13th, but yesterday really wasn't about the result. Yesterday was about exploring my mental and physical toughness, and really finding out what kind of competitor I am capable of being.
We had today off, tomorrow is a day of training (another day of rest for me), and we compete in duals on Sunday. My ribs are still in a lot of pain so there is no guarantee, but I have every intention of competing Sunday and taking it one run at a time. Thank you all so much for your prayers and positive thoughts, they worked! I will let you know how Sunday goes.