Showing posts from July, 2015

Working and Playing 🎉

The past few weeks have had a set routine, with days jammed packed with practice, working, weight room and running workouts and if I was lucky, hanging out with friends!
My sisters and I swimming one day  Ran the Midsummer Mile with the family
Cousins and friends at the farm
My friend Libby had an exchange student for part of the summer, so when I was off if work, is try to hang out with them. We went to the beach, went swing dancing, and met for walks, frozen yogurt, and soccer! It was a great way to relax and try some new things. My family also went up to our cabin 2 times and I had an amazing time unwinding and running on new trails.  Perfect Bluebird Skies

Now, I am in the car to Vermont for the U16 National Development Camp. This will be my 2nd year coming to camp, and one of the things I am most excited for is meeting skiers my age from all over the US, and training and testing in the gorgeous Vermont.  Sister Acrobatics One thing I'm bummed about is missing the last couple days…

The hill of Death

Yesterday, I had the amazing opportunity to put myself continuously out of my comfort zone and push myself as hard as I could. Minneapolis Ski Club met out at Battle Creek to ski the Hill of Death, aka Springside Hill. We also had the pleasure of having World Bronze Medalist Caitlin Gregg join us in the interval workout.

It was hot and humid, but it added to the work-out drama, along with the rolling clock, and our ride down the hill, because it was too steep to ski down. It was super hard, I felt like I was going to throw up, and my legs felt like rubber at the top of every hill, but something kept me going, kept me getting in the car, and sipping that water, rubbing my legs, and shaking out before the start of the next interval. It was the hardest,  suckiest, workout I've done all summer, but I loved it! Maybe it's just the insanity that runs through my genes, (quite possible since my cousins and I were 50% of the group there), or maybe it's the big goals I have set for …

Jumping into July

I can't believe a month has gone by of summer vacation, and as I predicted, I am very caught up in working out, working, and doing a little studying, along with hanging out with friends!
This training period has been going very well, and I've been pretty pleased with my workouts, the volume I'm putting in, and my progressing strength. All I need to do now is just up my running miles a little bit, and I'm right on track!
One thing I got to do this month was say good bye to one of my very very good friends, Mimi. She was our captain for Cross Country, Skiing, and Track, and she has always been an amazing role model for me. Mimi is actually leaving for college now, a couple months earlier than most people because she is going to West Point! While it was tough saying bye, I know she will have an amazing experience.
I'm so pumped because while my training situation did change a bit with clubs switching around and all, I now train almost exclusively with my teammates, wh…