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Now, they're searching for a new house -- on land, not water -- up north, just to better accommodate her volleyball career. But they don't want to move too far away, especially since Miller's 4-year-old daughter, Dacey, lives in the San Diego area.
As for the World Cup season, Morgan Miller will travel along with him. She even took up skiing again.
In the spring, when the ski season ends and volleyball begins, they will flip-flop roles and Miller will follow her to tournaments.
"We made the pact to do everything together until we get sick of each other," she said with a laugh.
Bode Miller also has gotten involved in horse racing. Last weekend, Carving -- the horse he co-owns with Bob Baffert's wife, Jill -- beat Fury Kapcori by a half-length to win the $100,000 Real Quiet Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park.
It was almost as good of a feeling as when Miller captures a downhill race.
"Definitely exciting," said Miller, who won Olympic gold in the super-combined at the 2010 Vancouver Games. "It has ups and downs, but it's been pretty much ups for me, which is convenient. But I know there are downs, too. Right now, we're kind of figuring it out and learning the process."
The Bafferts are friends with Miller and even named their 7-year-old son, Bode, after him.
"The reason I wanted to do this was because he knows what he's doing," Miller said. "He brings expertise."
More involved once his ski career is finished?
"Definitely," Miller said. "It's thrilling."
For the moment, he's focused on returning to the hill.
Miller's knee first began bothering him last winter when he was competing on an icy slope in Sochi, Russia, a test run for the 2014 Winter Games.
He tried to ski through the pain and then decided to return to the U.S. to get his knee examined, which led to surgery.
When the knee still wouldn't cooperate, he opted for microfracture surgery, a procedure teammate Will Brandenburg had performed in January 2009.
Brandenburg's advice? Take rehab slow.
"In the long run, that's going to pay off," Brandenburg said. "He's at a point where he can take his time, make sure it's perfectly right. It's going to be better than it was."
Miller's banking on that. While the doctors were fixing his knee, they also mended a cartilage issue that's hampered him since a crash in 2001.
"That (injury) has been a real pain the last 12 years, shaping the way I train and ski," Miller said. "If I can have healthy knees out of this, it opens the door for a whole bunch of things."
The knee already is feeling better. He recently skied in Soelden, Austria, and was able to keep up with his company.
"The speed was fine," Miller said. "But I want to make sure I do the most thorough job of getting it to heal as I can, to get the best possible result.
"I really don't feel the need to risk it right now."
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