|An awesome birthday spent with the best teammates! Noah picture|
|pink on pink! Enjoying some beautiful weather in Beito. Holly photo|
|Night Snack with the Norwegian girlies|
Right from the start, things went better than expected. Somehow I qualified third in the sprint the first day. As I watched the video from last years sprint one of the first days I arrived in Ruka, I spent the next four days trying to envision how I was going to manage to get my limbs to move as fast as those girls were. With a massive steep climb leading back up to the stadium, I knew I was going to have to wrap my mind around "moving quick". Of course the goal is always to move quick, but these girls were moving about ten speeds faster than quick!
|Serious pain face in the qualifier- NordicFocus photo|
|Racing in some heats- FIS photo|
|Nordic Focus photo|
|The last time I came to Kuusamo two years ago! Thanks to Randy Gibbs for all the hard work and some incredible skis these past two weeks!!|
A sweet video that Marcel Hilger put together:
Aside from all the ski racing, I have been having a great time in both Finland and Norway. It has been so nice to get back over here, get in the grove of being a ski racer, and being part of the traveling circus. Both weeks we have been staying in cabins, so it has been warm and cozy- which helps a lot. On thanksgiving I was really missing both my family and West Yellowstone- but skype did a great number!
|Sarah Willis taking some fun photos of the TV|
|A special memory! The painting from our wall!|