Watching the accomplishments of the Olympic athletes has been breathtaking. When I think of the thousands of hours they dedicate to practice, nutrition, conditioning, rehabilitation, competition, travel and more practice, I am in awe. They make it look easy because they are so good, but it’s a long and often lonely path to take. They pay a price to get there and to stay there. I met a young woman a few years ago – Crystal. A downhill racer. Beautiful in face and spirit. The energy just radiated from her in waves. An incredible role model. We got to talking and she mentioned how much she had given up in her life – going to university, hanging out with friends, establishing a serious long-term…

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