I made it. After 7 days of long drives, beautiful views (colorado, Utah), not so beautiful views (won’t mention any in order to avoid hurt feelings), and one very dirty car, I’ve arrived in Truckee. And of course the first thing I did was go skiing at ASC, which, although rock skiing, was still skiing!!!! I’m trying to take it slow and adjust to altitude (and get my feet back under me after sitting in a car for a week) but hopefully we’ll get some snow next week and I’ll be ready to ski and ski and ski! Truckee High School practice started the Tuesday, marking my first day as a ski coach. It looks like a really strong group of athletes this year- a lot of very competitive kids who are really invested in having fun by pushing themselves in training and racing, not just by gossiping on the sidelines (of course, that is also very important). When you learn how to have fun even when you’re exhausted and about to collapse, you know you were to be a nordic skier. I’m looking forward to meeting to larger Truckee/Tahoe Nordic Community as the weeks go by and I’m really looking forward to the potential snow this weekend (knock on wood)! See y’all on the trails! Ps. tried but failed to upload pictures…I’ll stick them on another post.