For months now, the media attention surrounding Lindsey Vonn has been about the athlete's relationship with pro golfer Tiger Woods. The relationship has been scrutinized to such a degree that it could be easy to forget Vonn is a world-class skier and that she is still recovering from a devastating skiing accident in Austria early this year. Now, however, it seems Vonn is on-track to achieve her goal of competing int he 2014 Winter Olypmics.
The Associated Press this week reported that Vonn will hit the slopes this weekend for the first time since her accident. She was scheduled to first ski again in November, but will reportedly be skiing in Chile over the holiday weekend. Instead of just returning in November, Vonn is now expected to resume competitive skiing that month. The athlete told the AP that she feels "claustrophobic" when not skiing.
Vonn has been chronicling her long recover on her Facebook page. Monthly updates have depicted Vonn working hard in the gym, strengthening her injured knee and using the hashtag "#sochi2014" as a motivation. The AP reports that she spent four hours per day working out. The Facebook work-out updates have been coming more frequently throughout August, demonstrating that her strength and balance training is coming along well:
Vonn has even recently posted a video of her workout, perfecting her balance with the help of a trainer:
(via Associated Press)
(Image courtesy Lindsey Vonn)