Being a mom and being an Olympian have a lot of similarities. Both pursuits are challenging and exhausting, but an Olympic journey is only four years long. It’s also filled with lots of rest and people are there along the way to support your performance. It’s safe to say that parenting does not usually come with these benefits.… Read more »
Whoever invented the practice of dipping stuff into hot melty cheese was a genius… I suspect it may have been someone who just came in from a long day on the ski hill and needed something both warming and satisfying. At least, that’s how my family does it! When we have fondue, I like to add … Read more »
I was fortunate to grow up in a household that valued physical activity, sports, and outdoor play. From a young age I discovered the freedom of movement and the joy of challenging myself through sport. I wasn’t aware of it at the time but my numerous opportunities to play with my family outdoors and participate in … Read more »
You’d think that two Olympic medals, four world championship titles and a record-tying five overall FIS World Cup Crystal Globe titles for freestyle skiing would be enough for anyone to move on to some well-deserved rest, but not Jenn Heil. Since retiring from competition in 2011, she hasn’t slowed down at all, and the new challenges she has taken on are exciting in a different way.