Laura Peel knew this homecoming would be different. She is, afterall, the newly-crowned best aerial skier in the world.
But there was no victory party. Just 14 days in quarantine with her mum and the precious crystal globe she has been chasing since making her World Cup debut 10 years ago.
"It's been interesting," Peel grins down the phone. "I haven't spent this much time at home in a while. The quarantine ends after Thursday, but I guess it doesn't matter because you can't go out anyway."
Two-time Olympian Peel snuck back into Canberra just as coronavirus crackdowns were beginning.
It was the first time she had been home in almost six months and she was sent straight into isolation, turning her mum's backyard into a makeshift gym to help her pass the time.
But quarantine also gave her a chance to reflect on a moment that cemented her place in Australian skiing history and at the top of the world.
Peel became the first Australian since Lydia Lassila in 2009 to win the sport's crystal globe as the overall champion of the aerial skiing season.
It was another important step in her mission to win an Olympic Games medal in Beijing in 2022.
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"I remember when I competed in my first World Cup season in 2010-11, I remember them asking me what my goals were.
"At the time I was super motivated and hadn't really had any hurdles or setbacks yet, so I thought I could conquer the world.
"I said I wanted to win the globe back then. To do that you have to be consistent throughout the entire season. It's tough to win it and now 10 years later, to have it is pretty amazing."
Peel has become used to twists and turns over the years. She made her Olympic debut in 2014 and was the world champion in 2015.
The 30-year-old has missed seasons because of injury, has won multiple World Cup medals and finished fifth and the 2018 Olympics.
Being told to stay at home in Lyons was a twist she didn't expect this year, but she has embraced extra time with her mum.
She ordered gym equipment on her way back to the capital, which is yet to arrive. She was supposed to fly to Switzerland at the end of May for training, but that is now unlikely as well.
"I came home three days earlier to make sure I could actually get here. It's nice to be home now that's for sure," Peel said.
"I think we'll just have to wait and see [what happens with coronavirus]. I'll spend a bit of time at home for now. Hopefully things will be able to continue somewhat normally. It seems like our season finished just in time, so we were pretty lucky."
World No. 1 Peel added triple flips to her repertoire this season, which has given her confidence her 2022 Olympic hopes are on track.
So even when Peel's quarantine ends and the coronavirus lockdown is lifted, you won't find Peel basking in the glory of her drought-breaking victory.
She's on a mission to achieve the Olympic dream she has been chasing since being recruited as the successor to the legendary Jacqui Cooper. Peel says she's ready to use her two gold, a silver and bronze medals as a launching pad for the next phase.
"The goal was to really get more experience on those and do them at different jump heights and compete them," Peel said.
"Its obviously a bit more difficult when you come into the landing from higher and a bit more quickly so it can be challenging to land them. Things just went really well actually which was great.
"Winning the globe wasn't necessarily the goal, it was playing the game with the triples and preparing for 2022.
"I think I'm on a good road there, I have a great team around me and I think we're in the right place now. We've still got another couple of seasons with the triples and increasing the degree in difficulty.
"Since 2010 it's been triple [flips] that have won the Olympics, and way more women are starting to compete which is really cool. I feel like I'm in a good place, I feel motivated and I'm really excited about what's ahead."