Happy Friday my Ladywooder Lovers,
Today we have special OLYMPIC edition.
Ladywood's favourite Canadian Olympian, Georgia Simmerling, is heading to Sochi to represent the red & white. Georgia's a tremendously talented athlete who drive and determination to succeed has landed her a spot on the Olympic Ski Cross team. In addition to her superior athleticism, she is also an amazing friend who I've had the privilege of getting to know over the years. It all began at age 10 on the rain soaked soccer fields of beautiful British Columbia.
"Georgia grew up ski racing at Grouse Mountain on Vancouver’s North Shore and worked her way up the ranks to represent Canada in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Alpine Skiing. Following her 5 years on the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, Georgia was craving a new and exciting challenge. In 2011 she switched to the ‘dark side’ of ski racing- Ski Cross. With an immense amount of hard work and dedication to this new adventure, Georgia earned herself a spot on the Canadian National Ski Cross Team the very next season. With a successful Alpine career to work from, she has already made a strong presence on the world stage, winning an event in her first year on tour.
In early 2012, Georgia sustained a life threatening injury in competition- she broke her back and her neck. The following two months would prove to be her toughest
yet: Even in a neck and back brace, Georgia’s resilience proved that nothing was stopping her. With determination during her rehab to come back even stronger, she returned to her skis just 2 months after her accident. With her sights set on bringing home a gold medal for Canada in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, there’s no obstacle too big to stop this rising ski cross star."
To ensure she's properly hyped in Russia, we at Ladywood corresponded with her family and friends to curate a special mix tape to get her pumped up! Stream via 8tracks above, or if you want to download it straight to your iGadget for workouts, we've set up a dropbox.
Go Georgia Go! Ladywood believes in you.
Sending you love and light,
Hannah & crew
Ps. Big shout out to Holly Millar and Leah Moy for the logo design.
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