Monday, May 31, 2010


Training is going really well here in Bend. We are nearing the end of our camp, but things have gone really well. We have done intensity with the American team, skied lots, played soccer, rollerskied, and gone running at Smith Rocks. It has been a really refreshing way to start the year in a new place with lots of new trails to explore. I'm loving bend!

We went to a Band of Horses show last night, it was awesome!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Rest Day

We have a rest day here in Bend!
When we left Canmore we realized that we had a lot too much gear in the back of the van. Big White, our trusty team steed was piled high with mountain bikes, fishing rods, climbing gear, hula hoops, skateboards and soccer balls amongst other things. Since this is after all a training camp we spend most days on our skis up at Mt Bachelor. Today is the day we get to use all of our other toys, so we are busily trying to pack as many fun activities into today as we can!
My hula hoop has been used frequently, and there's a possibility for some climbing and fishing later today!

Smith Rock is a pretty well known climbing spot not far from here.

This is actually a photo from Canmore, but it's pretty much what I do for a few minutes when the sun comes out around here.

Monday, May 24, 2010

First Ski of the Training season.

After more than 13 hours in Big White we finally arrived in Bend last night, and were treated to some most incredible skiing this morning. As I was skiing around I couldn't help but notice the difference between the last time I skied (in Whitehorse at the National Championships) and how I felt today.

I needed some serious rest, but now I'm ready to get back at it. Today was just one of those great days on the trails.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Blog!

Yes, I have finally decided I should get my own chunk of the World Wide Web. I'm looking forward to being able to post something whenever I have the urge to.
I am off to Bend, Oregon tomorrow for our first camp of the season, I'll let you know what it's like!
A 12 hour drive is on deck for tomorrow,
Here we go!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010