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All Quotes by author - Mikaela Shiffrin
" A perfect day for me would just be a day that goes the way I plan. "
" Drama holds you back. "
" Dream big, but don't be upset if it doesn't happen. "
" Here's the thing. You can't get ten thousand hours of skiing. You spend so much time on the chairlift. My coach did a calculation of how many hours I've been on snow. We'd been overestimating. I think we came up with something like eleven total hours of skiing on snow a year. It's, like, seven minutes a day. "
" I do doubles on Monday and Thursday, take Wednesday off or do easy cardio, do doubles on Thursday and Friday, and the weekend I just get outside and get active - jog or bike ride, or play tennis with my mom. "
" I don't really have time or interest in doing a lot of the crazy things that some of my teenage peers do, mostly because I have such a hectic life that I don't need to add to that chaos by creating my own teenage drama like a lot of teenagers do. "
" If I hadn't come East as a kid, I might still be a World Cup racer today, but I wouldn't be the same World Cup racer. "
" I have never limited myself by focusing much on being a 'normal' teenager. "
" I haven't had to make a decision between 'my brand' and money. Everybody seems to get what I'm going for: the healthy lifestyle, staying active, being young and youthful. "
" I just - I fell in love with the sport when I started to ski gates. Once I was allowed to start training gates around 6 years old, then I really fell in love with it. "
" I love traveling and seeing new things, learning the histories of different cultures. But I've always wanted to go to the Galapagos to see the giant turtles. "
" I'm not really seeing pressure as a negative. "
" I rely on breakfast to give me a kickstart of energy in the morning, so I choose my foods accordingly. "
" I remember skiing being a family recreational thing. "
" It rained a lot in New Hampshire, and when I skied, the snow was icy and hard, and the mountains were small. "
" My dream job has always been to be a ski racer. "
" My parents strapped a pair of plastic skis on my boots when I was two years old and sent me down our driveway in Vail. Of course, they were holding on to me the whole time, but that was my first experience 'skiing.' "
" My whole thing is simple, well-balanced meals. I have to say, though, that I really like dessert. I try not to eat dessert every day, but I'll have dessert every now and then. "
" Out on the hill under the helmet, nobody sees your face or hair, but then you take it off, and they do - that's the part I'm nervous about. "
" Pasta is my superfood! Balance and moderation are the basis for my diet, though, so I also make sure to incorporate plenty of protein, fruits, and veggies throughout the day. "
" Sometimes I feel surrounded by this dark cloud, and it feels like I can't breathe. It's nervousness and I don't know what else. "
" Things you don't expect come up, and you have to adapt. You can't let it throw you off. You have to cope. Those are all really valuable skills, in life and racing. "
" When I get back on snow, it's almost like I travel back in time to that feeling I used to have. That youthful, 6-year-old, 'nothing else matters,' 'you're sort of the center of the universe' kind of a feeling. "
" When I'm in the starting gate, it's just me and the hill. "
" When I was 3 years old, I thought I was very good at skiing. "
" Whether it's learning to hit a backhand in tennis, learning high school chemistry, or getting better at ski racing, I really believe with hard work and analytic preparation, you can skip a few steps and find the faster way. "
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