Lindsey Vonn is living her best post-retirement life – and has big plans for the future

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A day in Lindsey Vonn’s life looks much different today than it used to. 

The former Olympic skier and one of the most decorated female athletes of all time announced her retirement over the winter after toying with the idea for several months. 

“I thought about it and talked about it last fall,” she told AOL.com of her ultimate decision to retire. “I was getting really tired of having surgeries. I had two surgeries just last summer alone.”

It was an injury in November that really sealed the deal for Vonn, who says she was “literally being held together” by her knee braces while she was on the slopes after tearing her LCL. After the 2019 World Championships in Sweden, where she took home a bronze medal, she called it a career

“I had a lot of grand plans to have an amazing last season, but not everything works out the way you think it’s going to or the way you hope it’s going to,” she said. “I did the best I could with the hand I was dealt.”

So what’s a three-time Olympic medalist to do with all this newfound time?

The past few days in Vonn’s life have been hectic. On Tuesday, Red Bull threw a retirement party in her honor in Los Angeles where she celebrated with friends including NBA legend Paul Pierce, rapper Juicy J and her boyfriend, New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban. 

See photos from inside the party: 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 09: PK Subban and Lindsey Vonn attend Red Bull’s Celebration of Lindsey Vonn at Liaison Restaurant on July 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Red Bull)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 09: Lindsey Vonn attends Red Bull’s Celebration of Lindsey Vonn at Liaison Restaurant on July 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Red Bull)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 09: Lindsey Vonn attends Red Bull’s Celebration of Lindsey Vonn at Liaison Restaurant on July 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Red Bull)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 09: Lindsey Vonn, Dwight Howard and guest attend Red Bull’s Celebration of Lindsey Vonn at Liaison Restaurant on July 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Red Bull)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 09: Lindsey Vonn attends Red Bull’s Celebration of Lindsey Vonn at Liaison Restaurant on July 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Red Bull)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 09: Paul Pierce and Lindsey Vonn attend Red Bull’s Celebration of Lindsey Vonn at Liaison Restaurant on July 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Red Bull)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 09: Lindsey Vonn and PK Subban attend Red Bull’s Celebration of Lindsey Vonn at Liaison Restaurant on July 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Red Bull)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 09: PK Subban and Lindsey Vonn attend Red Bull’s Celebration of Lindsey Vonn at Liaison Restaurant on July 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Red Bull)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 09: Lindsey Vonn and Juicy J attends Red Bull’s Celebration of Lindsey Vonn at Liaison Restaurant on July 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Red Bull)

And on Wednesday night, it was on to the ESPYs where her historic career was again honored.

Between all of the accolades and celebrations, the former Red Bull athlete has been working on her next business ventures, which will include a memoir, a documentary, collaboration on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Under Armour collection, a feature film and launching her own beauty line. 

“I’m really busy,” Vonn laughed, “which is awesome because it takes my mind off of not skiing anymore.”

A smiling Lindsey Vonn talks with reporters after finishing with the best time for the training run of the women’s World Cup downhill in Aspen, Colorado December 6, 2007. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell (UNITED STATES)

Lindsey Vonn from the U.S. skis during the second training of the Women’s World Cup Downhill in St. Anton December 19, 2007. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (AUSTRIA)

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. reacts in the finish area during the women’s Alpine skiing World Cup downhill in Cortina, northern Italy, January 19, 2008. Vonn won the race ahead of Anja Paerson of Sweden and Emily Brydon of Canada. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi ( ITALY )

Switzerland’s Catherine Borghi is sprayed with champagne at the finish area during the women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup downhill race in the Swiss mountain resort of Crans-Montana March 8, 2008. Borghi placed thirty-ninth in the last race of her career, while Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. won the race ahead of Austria’s Renate Goetschl and Nadia Fanchini of Italy. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (Switzerland)

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. holds the women’s World Cup overall trophy as she poses for the photographers on the podium during the World Cup Alpine ski finals in Bormio March 16, 2008. Vonn won ahead of Nicole Hosp of Austria and Maria Riesch of Germany. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini( ITALY )

Lindsey Vonn from the U.S. takes a jump during a practice for the women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup downhill race in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee January 16, 2009. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (AUSTRIA)

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. shows her gold medal during the medal ceremony after winning the women’s Super G event at the Alpine Skiing World Championships 2009 in the French resort of Val d’Isere February 3, 2009. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (FRANCE)

Lindsey Vonn from the U.S. looks at the scoreboard after she missed a pole during the women’s Alpine Ski World Cup slalom race in Ofterschwang March 7, 2009.Sandrine Aubert from France won the race ahead of Frida Hansdotter from Sweden and Austria’s Nicole Hosp. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (GERMANY)

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. celebrates her overall Alpine Ski World Cup trophy on the podium after the women’s giant slalom race at the Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals in Are March 14, 2009. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (SWEDEN)

U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn turns past a gate during training for the women’s World Cup downhill alpine skiing race in Lake Louise, Alberta, December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Blake (CANADA SPORT SKIING)

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. competes during the women’s World Cup super-combined race in the Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz January 29, 2010. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (SWITZERLAND – Tags: SPORT SKIING)

Gold medalist Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. holds up her country’s flag as she celebrates winning the women’s Alpine Skiing Downhill race at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 17, 2010. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (CANADA)

U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn poses with the Gold medal (R) that she won in the women’s downhill skiing and the Bronze that she won in the Super-G during the presentation ceremony at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 20, 2010. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (CANADA)

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. poses with the trophy after winning the women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup Super G race in Garmisch-Partenkirchen March 12, 2010. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY – Tags: SPORT SKIING)

U.S. Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn celebrates backstage with her award for best female U.S. Olympic athlete at the 2010 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, California July 14, 2010. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SPORT SKIING)

Lindsey Vonn from the U.S. jumps during the women’s Alpine skiing downhill World Cup race in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee January 8, 2011. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (AUSTRIA – Tags: SPORT SKIING IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. competes during the women’s super combined race during the Alpine Skiing World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen February 11, 2011. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (GERMANY – Tags: SPORT SKIING)

U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn attends a news conference in the Tyrolean ski resort of Soelden October 20, 2011. The alpine ski World Cup opens with a women’s and a men’s Giant slalom this weekend in Soelden. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (AUSTRIA – Tags: SPORT SKIING HEADSHOT)

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. smiles after winning the women’s Alpine skiing World Cup super combined race in St.Moritz January 27, 2012. Vonn won the competition ahead of second placed Tina Maze of Slovenia and third placed Nicole Hosp of Austria. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND – Tags: SPORT SKIING PROFILE)

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. celebrates her 50th World Cup victory together with head coach Alex Hoedlmoser after winning the women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup Downhill on the Kandahar course in Garmisch-Partenkirchen February 4, 2012. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (GERMANY – Tags: SPORT SKIING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Lindsey Vonn from the U.S. lies in the snow in the finish area after the women’s World Cup giant slalom race at the Alpine ski World Cup finals in Schladming March 18, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (AUSTRIA)

Lindsey Vonn (R) of the U.S. embraces Laurenne Ross of the U.S. in the finish area after the women’s Alpine skiing World Cup Super-G race at the Corviglia in the Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer (SWITZERLAND – Tags: SPORT SKIING)

Golfer Tiger Woods arrives with skier Lindsey Vonn at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” in New York, May 6, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT FASHION SPORT)

U.S. olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn has her picture taken with former U.S. President George W. Bush at the opening ceremony before the opening Four-ball matches for the 2013 Presidents Cup golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT GOLF)

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. smiles after winning the women’s World Cup Downhill skiing race in Val d’Isere, French Alps, December 20, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Pratta (FRANCE – Tags: SPORT SKIING HEADSHOT)

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. holds the Globe after winning the women’s World Cup Super G trophy at the Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals in Meribel, in the French Alps, March 19, 2015. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn attends Nickelodeon’s “Kid’s Choice Sports 2015” in Los Angeles July 16, 2015. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Lindsey Vonn of the US kisses the winner’s trophy following the women’s Super G race of the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Zauchensee, Austria, January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Alpine Skiing – FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships – Women’s Downhill – St. Moritz, Switzerland – 12/2/17 – Lindsey Vonn of the USA reacts in the finish. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Olympic gold medalist skier Lindsey Vonn poses for a portrait in New York City, U.S., November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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