Friday, April 27, 2012

Hi Every one, Looking back on this season, I must say it was an exciting one. I am very proud of your efforts! Big improvements in many areas. Now That the ski season is pretty much over for most of you it is time for preparation for next season. Increase our level of fitness. If we are stronger and quicker we of course will be faster ski racers. NO DOUBT! Areas to focus on. Core strength ( stomach and back ) , Increased foot speed, And strength! All of these exercises can be done at home! I will follow up with more information in days to come. I am pretty much settled into my life here in Canada. Over my jet lag, re connected with family, started coaching Makaiya's soccer team,organized my summer work, and basic clean up around our house. My cousin and a friend from Vancouver came to visit us. His Name is Russ Nomura. His friend Dave also stayed. They are going on a golf holiday. For a gift they brought a lemon meringue pie. Very tasty. Makaiya also took part in the Kony 2012 event last week. We are proud of her! Bye for now. Doug

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Last Weekend at Big White

Hello Everyone,

It was the last weekend at Big Ski Resort this past weekend. My home ski area.

Makaiaya had a soccer game to play on Saturday morning. I am coaching her team. We went up to the ski hill that afternoon. We had time to go to the tube park. We stayed there till it closed at 9 pm. We were all tired.

Skied the next day for around 4 hours. I was thrilled to ski with Makaiya. She had fun too. Very tired at the end of the day though.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Arrived at home!

Made it back to Kelowna safe and sound. Of course Chrissy and Makaiya were at the Airport to meet me. We were all very excited to see each other after 4 long months!

We went out for dinner. Sushi! We just love that Japanese food!

Easter is coming up so we all prepared some treats for the Easter egg hunt on Sunday!

I hope you are all doing well. I hope for those of you that have races this weekend have good luck. Work the ski!

Bye of for now.


Friday, April 06, 2012

Arrived safe in Vancouver

Hi all!

I arrived safe in Vancouver. Waiting for my flight to Kelowna.

Will Update again from Kelowna!

Bye for now.


Thursday, April 05, 2012

Visiting Tokyo

Oh my Ge,

Life in Tokyo is definitely fast paced! I am happy to be coaching in Nagano during my time in Japan. I like the fresh mountain air!

I spent one night with my cousin in Saitama. Tuesday night! It was super stormy! I enjoyed my time with them. Machiko, Haruki and their sons Akira and Yuichi! They were the first ones to introduce nato to me.

I am staying at Ono San's house now. We are going out for Yaki niku tonight.

I leave tomorrow. I am excited to see my family , but sad to leave my many friends! I have a strong connection with you because of our united effort to improve in ski racing and enhance our lives. Please do your very best to improve your strength during the off season.

Bye for now.