Here are some photos from my most recent and thrilling trip to Lake Placid, New York to meet up with the incredible 2015 world champion bobsled racer, Elana Taylor.
As the headline says, prepare to be wowed, because not only was Mother Nature in all her glory in the Adirondack Mountains but Elana (pronounced Il-ahna) shared a couple practice runs with me and, man, it was exhilarating watching her to go work!
These are untouched from my Nikon D40.
I know, right? It took my breath away being on top of this mountain (Mount Van Hoevenburg) taking in this horizon.
The two above look like they could be paintings.
And don’t even get me started on this beauty…
I mean, talk about being wowed. This is the formidable Elana Taylor. She is the epitome of confidence and grace. We had a fabulous tuna dinner together at the Olympic Training Center and then we got to talking. Elana is driven! Focused. A blessing to G3 for sure and such an inspiration as she uses all of her gifts and goes after her dreams.
Here are a few more pictures of Elana warming up before her practice:
I cannot wait to share her story with you. Her faith is powerful and her love for God shows up in everything she does, like in her sweet relationship with husband, Nic (who used to be a bobsledder and is now into skeleton) and her passion for wanting to help as many kids as possible. She will certainly motivate you to get after your own ambitions. Thank you, Elana, for a wonderful trip!
By the way, you don’t have to wait for the book to come out to learn more about Elana. You can watch her potent Ted talk right here. You’ll be glad you did.
Cue the cough…Ahem…*more coughing*
I know you are dying for my next travel video on G3’s YouTube channel. I know it! After all the last one posted was in April.
You didn’t know I was a comedian, did you?
Well, I’m going to just drop it off right here and, as always, I thank you all for sharing in this journey.