February 12th, 2010
I thought I might sneak in a blog before the posts start coming furiously with Olympic news. I am hanging out with my in-laws in Grand Rapids, MN. The good news is that my knee is fully recovered, and I have been able to put the bib on a couple times out here, at the SuperTour in Telemark and again at the City of Lakes. I am not in my best shape at the moment, but am trying to get some miles into my legs over the next few weeks for the races later on in the season. Sunday I am all clear to race the Mora Vasaloppet, this is a race I have always wanted to do so I am looking forward to it.
My new training partner, Sadie has some serious endurance in such a small package. Two hours of skiing is no problem for her.
The lake that BethAnn’s folks live on here in northern Minnesota. My thanks go out to the groomer at the Grand Rapids High School ski trails. I hope he or she reads this. The first day I was here I marched through the snow across the lake to ski on the 5k loop at the high school. Every day since I have had my own private ski track across the lake.