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...

Oslo Training

Oslo Training

by Jennie

  (Above – Norwegian ski team is plastered all over cheese packages and ads ) Norway lesson – list #2: - They get really cheap/almost free healthcare. But like all social healthcare systems, if you need something done badly, you have to either wait in line, or go pay...

FIRST WORLD CUPS

FIRST WORLD CUPS

by Jennie

  (Above – On Oslo airport floor) Here we go…! An opportunity  I have been working towards for three years now, and am pumped to finally be here despite some major speed bumps. After finishing up Nationals, I knew I was in a good spot for the Supertour sprint...

US Nationals 2014

US Nationals 2014

by Jennie

1) There has been a lack of blogging from me this fall/winter, but today is a good place to start. It’s hard to blog when excitement to report on progress is lacking. I have four or five drafts that I would like to share at some point, but not...

Movies

Movies

by Jennie

That itch to race, or just get on snow. To see how you stack up. To smell the snow and glide through the groomed track. Some skiers get jazzed by watching world cup videos, or personal technique clips, or general sport highlights. As much as I do like to...

Herniated Disc

Herniated Disc

by Jennie

  (Not my MRI, but looked similar to this.) When something big happens in your life that is negative, you don’t want to talk about it, yet expect everyone to know. What’s with that? I never really put out there what happened this spring, because I didn’t want to...

Progress

Progress

by Jennie

First time trial of the year today, and glad to say I made it through with limited issues! We did a pursuit, and the back only stiffened up briefliy, but then got better by the end. This window of light means so much. There was a week in the...

You be You

You be You

by Jennie

A friend of mine forwarded an article to me ( CLICK HERE AND READ ), after having a conversation about what is too  much to say in the blog world. I struggle with this occasionally, because I like to write how I feel, with hope that others will read and relate...

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