Observing, happiness, and mime’s invisible boxes.

Observing, happiness, and mime’s invisible boxes.

by Jennie

New Blog Section –Inside Benders Brain: Proceed with Caution.      My best writing is done on an airplane. Window seats only, duhh, because I turn into a child as I stare eagerly at the vast view of the miniature world below. I never seem to get sick of...

A Brief History of Everything

A Brief History of Everything

by Jennie

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!   Christmas break is over, and I finally have time to sit down and focus…. SQUIRREL!… on a blog entry. Huh, I don’t think I have typed out squirrel before…have you ever notice that when you type in all capital letters, you second guess...

Beginning of Season 2014 -15

Beginning of Season 2014 -15

by Jennie

As the days counted down to the first races in West Yellowstone, I could feel it slithering into my system. Ah. Here it comes again. We all have it. No matter how long in the field you’ve been fighting, those race nerves hit you like a donkey getting branded...

A story from the trail

A story from the trail

by Jennie

Looking back, I never told any Appalachian trail stories as was planned. I am going to share a blog entry of my buddy Voodoo, who thru-hiked the whole thing this summer. We hiked together for about a month. You can guess which trail name is mine. And PS, I...

Lake Placid and Home

Lake Placid and Home

by Jennie

I have been looking forward to this trip back East for awhile, and can’t believe it’s already come and gone. Between work and training, I only come home a couple times a year, but this time around I was home, aka in the East, for about three weeks. As much...

Haig and BSF Canmore Camp

Haig and BSF Canmore Camp

by Jennie

Every summer, I hear the stories. The stories of on-snow training mid summer. Usually somewhere awesome, and pictures are posted everywhere, questioning my decisions of staying home and enjoying summer training so that I am fresh come winter. There is a vast span of opinions concerning whether skiing in...

Break of silence

Break of silence

by Jennie

What did I learn from my hike? I remembered the importance of connecting to humans and nature without modern technology. Long story short, it didn’t motivate me to write or post things online. But here I am now, breaking my silence for you, because I have some epic stories...

The Other Side

The Other Side

by Jennie

My life’s journey took a different path this spring. Many athletes peace out to a tropical resort destination after Spring Series, because there is only a short time frame where we are allotted to do whatever the heck we want. Once my UVM college buddy, Katie, talked to me...

Photo Blog Seward Alaska

Photo Blog Seward Alaska

by Jennie

There is racing that has been happening, including OPA cup Finals and Spring Series now in Alaska. Along with many flights, jet lag, lost bags, back pain, rough racing, and homesickness, there are some stories I will write up when I get the chance. However, I like to focus...

Intermission Road Trip

Intermission Road Trip

by Jennie

After World Cups in Oslo, I had to figure out a way to get to Valdidentro Italy. I was going to take a few trains, but that would have taken multiple days, multiple dollars, and I have multiple bags. The OPA crew was driving a nice 10 hours from...

Drammen World Cup

Drammen World Cup

by Jennie

Your harshest critic should be yourself. And most times, that’s a hard enough battle. When you are not in someone else’s shoes, judgment comes easy. Now that I am racing here vs across the ocean, sitting at my computer watching FIS online, it is evident that the details here...

Finland World Cups

Finland World Cups

by Jennie

Fun Facts: Finland –       Their airport is not big into water fountains –       The Finnish smoke ALOT –       So many types of licorice candy options, more then I’ve ever seen –       Dying your hair red is a common style, for all ages –       There is no...

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