My daughter showed me this TED talk tonight from a Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Team member on their Nordic team. It is largely about women in sport. And is truly inspirational in that regard IMO. But in addition, it is inspirational in the technique discussion regarding "learning how to fall" forward that she addresses in her talk. I find it very worthy of thought and consideration for myself, though I am not female, in terms of an approach to moving/falling forward to become more efficient on my ski, and a mental approach to get there. I hope some of you others might also enjoy it. Published on Dec 13, 2017
Every wonder why you just can't get the right technique down? Former professional athlete Annie Pokorny considers what barriers exist to free movement for female athletes, and how identifying those barriers can change the way we experience the world well beyond sport. Annie Pokorny is a writer, blogger, and former professional athlete living in Ketchum. She spent her life moving between Utah, Colorado, Washington, Vermont, and Idaho in search of cross-country ski glory, eventually making her home in the Wood River Valley. She graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College, where she fostered her entrepreneurial spirit, love for philosophy, and affection for fermented beverages. In 2015, she became a grantee of the Women's Sports Foundation, whose mission of introducing healthy, active lifestyles to women has become a driving passion in her writing, travel, and speaking. In fact, she has just launched women's style and adventure web mag designed to do just that! Her big dreams include running a successful internet business and being able to comfortably afford organic strawberries. If you want to avoid an hours-long conversation, probably don't ask her about her truck. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.