A picture of me from Saturday afternoon’s practice! Second ice session of the season, and I’m already looking waaaay better than what I did at the end of last season!
Thanks Chunsem, SLI, and Mel for helping me out with dryland, coaching, and genuinely being there for me! This is going to be a great season!!
(photo credit: Jerry Search)
Got on the ice for the first time today since skating Age Group Nationals! It felt great to finally be back on there, and I felt great just skating. Chunsem’s dryland has really helped me out a lot already!! I can’t wait for more training tomorrow!
Travis Jayner is a Canadian-born American short track speed skater. He is a 2010 Winter Games bronze medalist, a medal he earned in the 5000m relay.
Travis has been on the US Speedskating World Cup team since 2004 and has won 21 World Cup medals (3 gold, 9 silver, 9 bronze). He is the only male short track athlete in the world to medal in all four Olympic distances. That is quite an accomplishmet.
I think everybody wants to be like Travis.
My progressive instrumental fingerstyle acoustic EP, Apricity, is available for preorder on iTunes! It’ll be out on May 17th.
Many, many, MANY thanks to my friends Aaron Roten of Super-String-Theory for engineering and mixing the EP, Bill Bruce for mastering it, Lily Yang for the gorgeous cover art, and Laura Kemp for the super professional-looking layout.
Hey guys! Check out this CD by my friend, Shayne Jacopian! It’s super awesome!! And preorder it on iTunes now!
I still won’t be on ice for another 2 weeks, but at least I’ve got dryland! I’m super excited. The hiatus from skating for the past 6 weeks has been killing me.
ScarJo, Britney, Sheryl Sandberg, Hillary Clinton — each of these iconic women also happens to be the oldest child in her family. New research suggests this may not be a coincidence; a study conducted by the University of Essex found that firstborn women are more ambitious and more likely to pursue grad-school degrees than their younger siblings are.
I found this to be an interesting read, especially since I am a “firstborn girl.”