Canadian National Skeleton Team; Community Leader

Appreciating everything I have in this moment ๐Ÿ’• finishing up my 9th year of skeleton & Iโ€™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 ๐Ÿ‘€

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 )

Itโ€™s #LoveYourPet Day and Iโ€™m very sad I canโ€™t be home with @ivydoodleyyc ๐Ÿ’• however sheโ€™s probably unaware that this day isnโ€™t every day of the year!

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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 ๐Ÿ˜œโค๏ธ (also 3 of my favourite living beings do happen to be in this photo, thatโ€™s why I chose it ๐Ÿ˜Š)

Working hard or hardly working ๐Ÿ™ƒ 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 Fianceฬ ๐Ÿ‘€) and of course @ivydoodleyyc is never too far away ๐Ÿ˜‚

Pure happiness ๐Ÿฅฐ ๐Ÿ // arrived back in ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 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. โœจ Unexpectedly having to cut our trip short to return to Canada. While I wish we could stay in Lake Placid, I know I canโ€™t wait to get to ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ soil! โœจ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Happy Women & Girls in sport day! โœจ I canโ€™t explain how much sport has enriched my life. Even before skeleton, there was skating, my first sport love. โœจ To all the young girls out there, I hope you find a way to move your body that brings you joy - It doesnโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Off to Lake Placid tomorrow to sleigh another week of NAC racing ๐Ÿ›ทโ„๏ธ

A new day to race. Check out โ€œUtah Olympic Parkโ€ on YouTube for streaming of our races (men off at 10am MST, women following).

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 Iโ€™m racing with you all behind me tomorrow ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ›ท

The hardest part of leaving home is leaving this crew๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜ญ

โ•The competitive season is finally a go & we are heading to where my international sliding career began - Park City!!! โ•BUT FIRST - an isolation period at a hotel & then my first plane ride since Feb 2020 ๐Ÿ˜ณ. Stay tuned for more adventures!!

to the athlete who is told they canโ€™t, or that they arenโ€™t good enough. Keep pushing.... // Many of my โ€œwinsโ€ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

On this day in 2017, I stood at the top of #PizNair in ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ and out of everywhere, I think this might be the best view Iโ€™ve ever seen ๐Ÿ˜ @joannedafoe remember this?!?

I canโ€™t describe the gratitude I have for @canfund @150women for believing in me & my dreams ๐Ÿ›ท // welcome to #TeamGrace ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป

The best feeling in the world ๐Ÿ›ท // current mood: missing sliding & looking forward to being back on track soon!