The last several months, from Thanksgiving up through our latest adventures at US Nationals, have been a whirlwind.
I went from West Yellowstone to Bozeman
back to Truckee
and finally to Utah.
Christmas with these people
road trip with these people
hang out with this guy
and this girl
and race here
Traveling will get ya though and it got me…about halfway through US Nationals I had to admit that the sneezing, coughing, snotting and “sexy voice” I had going on was more than just racer’s cough from the cold Utah air. Nationals only comes around once a year though, so I put my head down, raced, and hoped the training I put in this summer and fall would hold up against some of the fastest girls in the country.
Although I may not have had exactly the races I was looking for, I set some Nationals personal bests for myself with a 16th place finish in the 10k skate and a 15th place finish in the 20k classic. Thanks to rockin coaches Grassech, Martin, and August for skis and wisdom….and New Year’s entertainment.
And now….it’s good to be back in Truckee. Far West, far best.