It’s not spring and it’s not fall

I know this is the most overplayed theme of the year, but all this sunny weather has got me down recently. I’m not ready to do track intervals again, but that is exactly what I’ll have to do until it snows again. I’ve been pleased with how good the skiing has been on my lunch breaks at Northstar (and I have to give props to all the race organizers for pulling off high quality races), but last weekend we got the words from the higher ups that we are no longer allowed to groom at Northstar XC until more snow falls. We’re keeping a consolation 2k for people who show up, but I can’t force myself to do workouts on it. I wish I could go back to December and try this whole winter thing all over again.

I just also found out that the Great Race is going to be cancelled. My family was going to come out from Utah to do it. bummer.

For music, I’ve been really into Taylor Swift recently. I finally get America’s fascination with her. She really is America’s Sweetheart. I also recently read the Hunger Games, which will be coming out on film soon. Here’s a Taylor Swift song that’ll be on the soundtrack to the movie. It’s called Safe and Sound




About Gus

My full name is Gustavo, though I go by Gus. I was a member of the UNR NCAA Ski Team from 2008-2010 and a founder of the UNR Winter Sports Club. I have been a Far West Farm Team member for 2 seasons so far and am looking forward to my third year. I’m working my way toward being a ski coach and english teacher, while still trying to be as fast as I can be. I love mountains and canyons and rivers. My favorite place to be outside of skiing is in the Grand Canyon, though I don’t get to go there as much as I’d like. I’ve started a collaborative project called #summitsunday this year. Check it out and join the movement at