Monday, December 28, 2015

When Christmas isn't white....

I know I am among others when I say that Christmas is not the white, fluffy, sledding/skiing frenzy it used to be.  Here in Davos the snow is a strip of manmade white drawn out like a chalk line through the fields, around a golf course and up a valley.  However, I can't complain as the skiing has been quite good considering, and the sun time has been epic.

Our Christmas star.

I never updated after our Lillehammer 4x5k relay podium, so I wanted to just chuck this one in. It was a pretty happy and amazing day.

The whole women's team, minus Caitlin and Kikkan, as Caitlin was way out on course cheering and Kikkan was not in Lillehammer as she is busy growing a child in her belly.

The Davos crew!

I don't know if this happens to any of you, but I tend to get excited and forget how to just enjoy the moment right here, right now.  So, I figure, these are wise words for me to live by.

Debby dropped off some Christmas cookies for us when we arrived in Toblach.  Cross Country skiers are just so dang nice all over the globe.

Toblach stadium

Simi on the podium in Toblach!!!!!

Jessie, an Italian skier, Debby Agreiter and me, WAY off the ground in Toblach the day before the Christmas break began.

Jessie, Debby and me.

Yeah, so like I said, not winter Christmas feeling here in Davos, but definitely not complaining about this Vitamin D time!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Ruka recap and a ski at Nordsetter

The Ruka Triple has been the kickoff to the World Cup Season for many years, up until last year when we had the mini tour in Lillehammer instead.  Now it alternates, so next year it will be back to Lillehammer, but Ruka with still always be the World Cup Opener.  It is a tough way to start the season, as it's all or nothing.  You cannot pick and chose your races in a Tour, you must do them all, so we jump in with two feet and get the race season started with a bang.  I have never managed to have a strong start to my year in Ruka.  Maybe I have some nerves that I need to get out of my system, or perhaps it has more to do with the fact that 

Sadie in her new World Cup name bib! The top 30 on the overall world ranking list from last year get their name on their training bibs. This is Sadie's first time getting one so it was picture worthy for sure!

Me and Jessie loving our ski in the real snow!

So beautiful up there.

Endless tracks, all in the sun, and though it was cold, it was perfect.


Ida, me and Rosie

Skate skiing:)

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