Female Athlete Triad

Female Athlete Triad

by Jennie

Dear Blog Readers, This is an article I wrote for the most recent edition of The MasterSkier Journal. The journal is a great source of articles and opinion papers regarding training and many other ski related topics. It can be found mostly in ski shops this time of year,...

Public Service Announcement: How to understand behaviors of “The Athlete”.

Public Service Announcement: How to understand behaviors of “The Athlete”.

by Jennie

Public Service Announcement: How to understand behaviors of “The Athlete”. Do these phrases sound familiar? “Excuse me miss, can you put extra spinach on that Subway sandwich?” “Today my morning heart rate is high, so I am going to play it safe.” “Ahhhh Yesssss, new pavement feels so good.”...

Canadian World Cup Tour

Canadian World Cup Tour

by Jennie

Round two of National Nordic Foundation blogs, here is my most recent recap of the Canadian World Cup Tour. Instead of hashing out each race and so on, I decided to take a bit different of a writing route. Let me know your thoughts! Cheers See NNF article HERE or...

World Cup Generation

World Cup Generation

by Jennie

There are a couple posts I wrote for NNF in the past few months, and I’d like to share them here if you missed them. This was my favorite from March, hope you enjoy it. See here or below – https://nationalnordicfoundation.org/jennie-bender-on-the-world-cup-generation/ JENNIE BENDER ON THE WORLD CUP GENERATION Posted: March...

The ability to forget, and the ability to repeat

The ability to forget, and the ability to repeat

by Jennie

After one of the more solid and consistent summers of training I have had in a LONG while, this season update is a happy one! So far, I have been making many of my A goals, and now that I’m in the thick of the season,  it’s time for...

Giddy Up

Giddy Up

by Jennie

Aka, I’ve been living life, and not blogging that much the past few months. However, it’s time to get back on the horse, so hold on. This time last year, I was hiking for a month on the Appalachian trail, and damn I wanted to do that again. However,...

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...

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