I am now almost to the end of my fifth Junior Nationals and it seems to have gone by in a flash. It feels like I was just trying to qualify for my first JO’s in Truckee. I remember looking up to all the “older skiers” and taking their advice. Now I am one of those “older skiers” and there are a bunch of younger athletes on the team. It is crazy how fast these last five years have gone by, but I have learned so much in the process. I have shared smiles, laughs, and tears with teammates who I’ll never forget. My team is my family and I will carry them with me till the end.
Our week here in Fairbanks also seems to have passed very fast. We fly out in two days and it feels like we just arrived. We’ve had a great week of training and racing here. As a team we have put down some really strong races and are strongly holding sixth place in Alaska Cup points. Individually I have been pretty happy with my races, although I am most looking forward to tomorrow’s 10km classic race. Classic racing is my thing and I am ready to go out there and give it my all. The team is pretty strong in classic and I think we can do really great! Ready for another day of racing! Far West Far Best!!!!!!!
And a huge shout out to our AWESOME coaches who have waxed EVERY SINGLE PAIR of skis for all of us this week!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!! <3