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All the Feels.

Contrary to the negative connotation that the word “emotion” carries, I believe emotion is a good thing. Bryan Fish (my U.S. Ski Development coach) once said, “regardless of what you decide to pursue, it should evoke emotion“. His presentation was eye opening to me because it was spot on! Often times people see emotion as a weakness, but I see it as a strength. Tying into my last blog, you cannot go beyond your limits without emotion; you need passion, happiness, anger, motivation, or what ever fires you up and gets you going. Of course, there is a time and a place to display emotion and every emotion shouldn’t always be displayed publicly, but one should feel it.

In the early season last year, I fell into the hole of being indifferent about what happened in my races and training in order to protect myself from disappointment. But guess what…that doesn’t lead to success. This time I am not letting that happen. I am channeling all of my emotion into motivation for when I am able train again.

I am fortunate enough to have an awesome team, incredible coaches, and very a loving and supportive family around who keep me happy. While I have not been training, I have kept myself busy by hanging out with friends and helping coach at a free clinic our team put on.

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Going through the obstacle course with the kids (Photo: Coach Pat).
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Andy helping a kid conquer the wall.
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Bounding time!
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Jessie showing the kids how to jump with good form.
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Q & A and video time.
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They had some good questions!
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Anne and I racing through the monkey bars.
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Gabe and I getting ready to surprise Anne with a birthday cake I made!
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Date night with Jessie and Wade:)
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Making pizza the Hannah Halvorsen style:)
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Yum, yum, yum!
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Watching my mom play beach volleyball.
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Movie night in the barn at the Ogdens! (Movie: Break Away)
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Trying out the new whip (just kidding)!

 

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Visiting my dad at work in the city!

Always remember to enjoy the little things!

-JKern

 


“Storms make trees take deeper roots”

As I was watching the Olympics last night, this quote resonated with me: “Storms make trees take deeper roots”. I repeated the quote in my mind a few times and then the meaning stuck with me. The more adversity the tree encounters, the deeper the roots take, and the stronger the tree grows. I immediately… More “Storms make trees take deeper roots”

Switching roles

I arrived back at Stratton to an action packed scene. BKL (little kids) camp was wrapping up and SMS Junior Camp was kicking off. We also had a ski club from Sweden here for the week training with us which was super cool! Instead of being an athlete this week, I was a coach at… More Switching roles

Recovery Week

After a big block of training, I got a “vacation” week where I was able to go home and relax with my family. My family went on our annual family vacation camping on the Cape! It was nice to spend time with my family who I don’t see very often, especially my sister who lives… More Recovery Week

Steps forward —>

Immediate improvement is what we all want…but that is not how training works. Instead, this is my version of the training phases. First week of the training block: Moderate training. 2. Second week: Good volume week. 3. Third week: Big Volume/Intensity 4. Fourth week: Rest and Recovery 5. Week one: New training block. Okay, here is… More Steps forward —>

Finding that “Swing”

I am currently finishing the book “The Boys in the Boat” (for those who don’t what it is, it is about the nine men and their quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics in rowing). Below is a quote I read a few days ago that resonated with me. “Therein lies the secret to… More Finding that “Swing”

Summer Focus.

  Fresh off a training camp from Park City, UT, I am heading into summer more focused and healthy than I have ever been in the past. It was really fun to return to Park City and see my friends from last summer when I was out there as well as runiting with some of my… More Summer Focus.

Spring Recap(with video)!

What happened this spring? I am starting up my blog again! After today, I plan to post one every Monday! I finished my first term of college at Dartmouth. I absolutely loved it! I headed out to Park City for a short camp. I learned about body movement and how to properly fuel for workouts.… More Spring Recap(with video)!

What a year, thank YOU!

Wow, the season is over! I don’t even know where to begin?! I faced numerous challenges this year, many more than I would have hoped for. I am however, fortunate to have had the opportunity to face and overcome my challenges successfully. They have made me stronger mentally and physically, they have taught me how […]

10 Things I learned from racing in Europe for the past 4 weeks !

Things I learned from racing in Europe for the past 4 weeks (in no particular order)… Americans have no reason to doubt that they can’t ski with the top skiers. We had multiple top 10 results at the OPA Cup races. We had multiple top 20’s at World Juniors. A German coach even came up […]