Five fun questions to get to know Emily Sweeney
Tell us about your nutrition plan?
Since luge is a gravity sport my main goal in the day is making sure I get more calories in than I am using. That means I don't feel badly about having Ben & Jerry's when I get a craving for it! In general I try to make healthy choices and get as many nutrient dense foods in my diet so that my body has everything it needs to perform. That usually means a lot of vegetables and lean proteins. When I get tired of eating I try to throw in a smoothie to make sure I get enough calories at the right times of the day.
Who do you socialize with most within your sport or any sport?
Erin Hamlin is like family to me. She's my longtime roommate and friend who I kind of inherited through my sister who grew up with Erin.
Within your sport, who has been your greatest influence and why?
My sister, Megan, has been the greatest influence on me because she showed me what hard work and sacrifice can get you. A lot of athletes make those same sacrifices, but because she is my sister and best friend I was able to know what that really meant before I was ready to get to that point in my career.
What is your favorite social media platform, and why?
Instagram is my favorite social media platform because it's easy to scroll through and see what people are up to. My favorite things to post are pictures from traveling, or after a really great race!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
My mom told me that you can only make a first impression once, and I think that is great advice for life.