Happy New Year! Here at the Allgood Provisions' office, we are so excited for what 2016 has for all of us. And what better way to ring in the new year than with a foodie that we love? Introducing, Laurenne A .Ross, U.S. Alpine skier from Edmonton Alberta, Canada. She now lives in Bend, OR. and she grew up skiing out of Mount Bachelor for Mount Bachelor Ski Education Foundation. As a member of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team since 2006 and an A Team member for 2015-2016 season, Laurenne races in all World Cup Super-G's, Downhill's, and Super-Combined's throughout the winter season, across the globe--from Lake Louise, Alberta to Val d'Isere, France.As if that wasn't cool enough, Laurenne still finds time to train, play guitar and sing, knit, read, draw, paint, blog and take photographs. We were honored to speak with the Olympian herself: What's been your favorite memory as a part of the US Alpine Ski Team?
My favorite memory as a part of the US Alpine Ski Team was at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. I remember standing in the start of the first race at the top of the mountain, and feeling an inspiring wave of energy wash over me. I've never felt such a strong rush in the start gate before, and pushed out of the gate feeling on top of the world. What foods do you enjoy to fuel up for a race?
To fuel up for a race I try to stick to natural, unprocessed foods that contain a lot of raw energy. I like to have enough fat in my diet so that the energy lasts, but quickly accessible energy is important too. Organic nuts and organic dried fruit seem to be the perfect fuel-up combination. While on the road, what is your go-to travel snack?
My go-to travel snack on the road is candied ginger. It's refreshing flavor and travel benefits are unbeatable. I tend to get a bit motion sick driving around Europe, twisting and speeding through the mountain passes, and ginger assuages this. It's also a wonderful snack to have when my body needs a digestion boost. If you'd like to see what Laurenne is up to, see what she's saying on her blog.
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