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Spring and Lueders to the start line...
Hi everyone,Just a quick update to let you all know that tomorrow (Tuesday) I will be getting back in the sled for the first time since the crash.  Tomorrow at 12:30pm I will be taking my first runs down the Calgary track with brakeman Pierre Leuders!  haha, yes you read correctly.  For those of you who are not familiar with the name Pierre, he is Canada's most decorated bobsleigh pilot wining Olympic gold and Olympic silver in his 20 year career.  Pierre was my driving coach last year and said he wanted to be a part of my first runs back, to instill confidence in me and my abilities.  This is something I am very excited about and can't wait to slide with him tomorrow, lets just hope he remembers to pull the brakes at the end!  I will keep you posted on how it all goes.  I will be following up the training tomorrow with more on ice training on Wednesday and Thursday (if my body permits) and then all going well I am leaving on Friday for a training camp in Whistler for nearly 2 weeks.  

On a another note, I had the privilege to train with a special group of people over the weekend.  Dwayne Dreher (Bobsleigh Canada accountant) is closely affiliated with the special Olympic snowshoe team and invited me out to train with the team and give them some inspiration as they prepare for the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in a couple weeks time in St Albert, Alberta.  I had an amazing time with the group who all suffer from different types of mental illnesses.  The passion that they have for snowshoeing and for life is unbelievable.  I went to their practice hoping to inspire them, and instead they inspired me.  Truly amazing.  you can follow the snowshoe team along with the rest of team Alberta at http://www.specialolympics.ab.ca/

Attached is a photo of me and a few members from the team.

Chat to you all soon!
Chris