(Ed. Note: Winter X Games veteran Kimmy Fasani is the latest addition to the Pretty Tough Team and this is her first blog post. )
Snowboarding professionally is an amazing career, however, sometimes your body has to pay the price for trying to progress the sport. In my eyes, small injuries are part of the job description when you sign on to be a professional athlete, but as an extreme athlete I must remember that big injuries can take me out of the sport I love forever. Therefore, every time I drop-in to hit a feature while I’m snowboarding I have to remember the risks that go along with what I am doing.
When I am standing at the top of the run I weigh my odds and typically ask myself three questions: