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The Long Anticipated Last Post

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

If you haven’t noticed, it is quite apparent that I am no longer updating this blog. The explanation for this is simplistic and boils down to some plain and simple neglect. This blog was created with the purpose to cover my experiences during my year abroad in Norway and remain in contact with friends and family. I was extremely fortunate to get asked by Fasterskier to join their blogging ranks of talented skiers. Following my year abroad, it wasn’t apparent what direction my writing should take. As it turned out, my training experiences with US biathlon were quite lackluster and caused a loss of interest in terms of the blog. Thus, the updating ceased.

Now, given the current state of the site I would like to say how much I have appreciated all of the support and interest in my life as a skier. I’ve decided—if you haven’t noticed—to discontinue this blog. Skiing (and biathlon) will always continue as an important lifelong sport and I look forward to giving back to the ski community in as many ways as possible!


På tur på vestlandet og snart hjem…

Monday, June 15th, 2009

The end of my time in Norway is almost here. Only a few hours separate me from taking the plunge back into the U.S. of A.  I’m looking forward to catching up on events back home, but it’s challenging to leave this “skier’s paradise.” For this reason, now is a great time to look back on what I’ve learned, experienced, and been part of while here in Norway. Also ask the question:  What makes the Norwegians so fast? The plan is to do a series of posts comparing different aspects of skiing/biathlon here in Norway to that in the US.

Before looking closer at what topics to write about, I recently returned from a trip in western Norway that “helt fantastisk” (completely fantastic). The trip was kind of a spur of the moment seeing as my friend Arild and I simply loaded up the car with skis, food, and a camera and set out to explore the high mountains and deep fjords of western Norway. Check out the photos at the end of the post!