Appreciating everything I have in this moment 💕 finishing up my 9th year of skeleton & I’m certain that I am loving it more than I ever have. Just a couple of weeks left on ice before I turn my eyes to prepping for 2021/22 👀
Just over here wondering why "that time of the month" is still so taboo to talk about?!? SO, here goes my shot at it.
As an athlete, there is nothing I know more than what my body is telling me - however, how my period affects my performance (whether I like it or not!) and well, there still is a lot to learn because I feel it isn't as well researched as it should be. Remember a few weeks ago when I got DSQ for being overweight? Yeah, that was because of all the extra water weight my body was holding onto during my period. It can be tough to not have control over it, so I've decided to speak up about it, and I'm not the only athlete who is taking a stand. It happens, so lets start the conversation.
To learn more, watch @periodmovement and their panel discussion with @karliesamuelson, @nicolina_cruzzz, and @karathrowsjav moderated by @mariemarkham , where my fellow professional athletes discuss how their periods have impacted their careers in sport. Link to the panel at www.gracedafoe.ca/links (in my bio)
#period#menstruators#periodawareness#menstruation#periodstigma#genderequality@paritynow (PS ENJOY THE #flashbackfriday )
It’s #LoveYourPet Day and I’m very sad I can’t be home with @ivydoodleyyc 💕 however she’s probably unaware that this day isn’t every day of the year!
Happy valentines to @brendanluge - the best partner, uncle, & dog dad I could imagine. Thanks for holding down the fort at home constantly & putting up with my craziness 😜❤️ (also 3 of my favourite living beings do happen to be in this photo, that’s why I chose it 😊)
Working hard or hardly working 🙃 I have an office at home, but sometimes a change in set up is needed for some deep thinking.... (and to be near a TV to watch some 90 Day Fiancé 👀) and of course @ivydoodleyyc is never too far away 😂
Pure happiness 🥰 🏠// arrived back in 🇨🇦 last night & officially in quarantine. For 2 weeks of racing in the USA, I (by the end) will have had to complete just over 3 weeks of isolation/quarantine. Craziness, but it was so worth it. Post quarantine I will be on my way to @whistlerslidingcentre to finish out the season!
We came for a good time, not a long time.
Unexpectedly having to cut our trip short to return to Canada. While I wish we could stay in Lake Placid, I know I can’t wait to get to 🇨🇦 soil!
A shoutout to @bobsleighcanskeleton for the opportunity to slide & race safely!
Another week of racing DONE. While I struggled to find my groove in Lake Placid this week, it was a good test of patience & the last race day reminded me that we can, in fact, get along after all 😂 Kudos to @ibsfsliding@bobsleighcanskeleton for all the protocols & testing that have kept us safe. It means the world that we got a chance to race this season 🙌🏼💯
Happy Women & Girls in sport day!
I can’t explain how much sport has enriched my life. Even before skeleton, there was skating, my first sport love.
To all the young girls out there, I hope you find a way to move your body that brings you joy - It doesn’t have to be competitive sport! I promise, it will make you feel better & introduce you to some great people.
Until next time Park City 🙌🏼 Off to Lake Placid tomorrow to sleigh another week of NAC racing 🛷❄️
On the eve of the first race of 2021, @brendanluge (who is holding down the Fort at home!) told me my @canfund@150women package finally came! So cheers to you all #150Women I’m racing with you all behind me tomorrow 🙌🏼🛷
The hardest part of leaving home is leaving this crew💜😭
❕The competitive season is finally a go & we are heading to where my international sliding career began - Park City!!! ❕BUT FIRST - an isolation period at a hotel & then my first plane ride since Feb 2020 😳. Stay tuned for more adventures!!
to the athlete who is told they can’t, or that they aren’t good enough. Keep pushing.... // Many of my “wins” over the last few weeks have come after numerous instances of doubt & failure by myself & by others. Honestly, it makes every success that much sweeter 😉🙌🏼
On this day in 2017, I stood at the top of #PizNair in 🇨🇭 and out of everywhere, I think this might be the best view I’ve ever seen 😍 @joannedafoe remember this?!?