Well, I'm a bit late again with the update, but better late than never, right? This time I'll stick with mostly pictures. Its been a really fun last few weeks of biathlon racing. I've been sticking with my goal of getting "excited" before races instead of "nervous". So far it has been working well for both my my enjoyment and my performance. It's sort of a chicken and the egg thing though...what comes first, racing well or having fun doing it?
|In Canmore I gained a lot of confidence when I got 28th in the sprint despite 2 misses. It was a windy crazy day and I got a bit lucky, but it gave me a lot of hope that I could still be good at biathlon.|
|Smiles and sunshine after the race!|
photo: Susan Dunklee
|My face is a bit frozen but I'm SO happy to have my best friend Courtney at the races cheering me on along with her husband Warren and her nephew and inlaws.|
|My parents and aunt Carlie came to cheer and watch too!|
|For week #2, the theme was a self-portrait. This is a painting of the selfie that I took on top of Heaven Hill in Lake Placid.|
Now I'm finishing up my week at home in Vermont and getting ready to head back across the atlantic to Norway. I officially managed to turn my season around in time to go to World Champs in Oslo, and I am ecstatic about that! We'll have a one week training camp in Sjusjoen, Norway before heading to Oslo where the real excitement will begin!