What was it like racing in the Olympics after having food poisoning the day before?
Racing in the Olympics after food poisoning was difficult, but I was able to stay focused on the task at hand and push through it with a positive attitude.
Transcript: "What was it like racing in the Olympics after having food poisoning the day before? That was honestly terrible. My body was in a really awful place. I felt super super drained. I wasn't really sure I would make it to the start line the morning before because I felt like going for a 20 minute jog. I felt like the wind was going to knock me down but I was able to rehydrate and refuel and make sure I got as much simple carbohydrates into my body. As I could and then I kind of took it really chill in the warm-up. I had, I tried to expend the least amount of energy possible in order to be ready for the race to give myself my best chance. And I honestly went into it with the mindset of, you know, I have nothing to lose here. I'm racing for me because I love it. Not because I have to and not because there's all this pressure on me, but I'm just here to see what I can do. And so, I just kept thinking one step at a time. You know. I'm just going to make it up this hill. This actually, How do I ski as efficiently as possible and conserve and then this section? And so, even when I found myself racing alone, because I went after johaug when she broke away from the pack, which may or may not have been a good decision by me, because I ended up alone and freezing temperatures, and high winds, and a body with very low energy. But I think it was the power of the Mind. Honestly, that kept me going because I was just really motivated to make to that finish line. And I just stayed in the here and now and even when my body started cramping, I wasn't worried. Oh what does that mean for me? 10K from now. It's well right now. I can still get up this hill right now. I can still move one foot in front of the other. So I'll keep doing that until I can't."