My summer is already flying by! After a few weeks of getting back into training in Anchorage, I flew to Park City for my first U.S. Ski Team camp of the summer. It was an unbelievably busy camp, meeting with the various extended staff helping us out, testing, training, and getting into a groove with my new teammates. I did 2 treadmill tests, one classic and one double pole only. These test only last a little over 10 minutes, but it is a max test so you go until you can't go anymore! I also did strength testing, mobility screening, hemoglobin testing, blood testing, and physicals making for an exhausting first few days. I was glad to be at home however, hanging with Mom when I got the chance! It was also very exciting to learn about all the various resources available to me through USSA and the Center of Excellence. I certainly have everything I need at my fingertips, it's my job now to use them and keep working hard.
|Excited to work with Craft and work towards my goal of being injury free this year|
|Running adventures with Sadzarue|
|We had an unusually rainy camp but our new Craft gear kept us dry!|
|Hiking adventures with friends|
|Getting big in the COE|
|Biking adventures with Mom|
|More biking with Erika|
|We made it to the lake!|
And phew, finally, I got my first and much needed recovery week of the summer. Anchorage had a serious heat wave roll through and I took advantage camping, adventuring and spending time in my bikini, a rarity in Alaska! Now we are back at it, ramping things up again for the next block of training. I have chosen to focus on training in Anchorage this summer so I am hopping to have a more regular schedule in the coming months filled with training and some solid Alaskan adventures.
|I was the benefactor of my mom's new bike purchase and got her old one to bring with me to Anchorage!!!!!|
|And I officially became Alaskan....|
|Our inspiration while fighting hurricanes on the glacier|
|But the sun finally came out!|
|Happy Sadie flying down after a good camp|
|Some really happy girls who just finished camp in the sun!|