Unexpected summer plan

I’ve been in Kamloops for about a week, and it’s been great. It was a big move to get here, but now that I’m settled, the changes in day to day life are actually quite small (the climbs are a lot bigger here though!) A new environment to do the same things as back home,…

Canada Games 8 – Relays

Yesterday was another (beauty) training day for cross country skiing. We went up to the nordic centre midmorning to test skis and re-inspect the courses. The final day of competition was today (Saturday) and was the relay event! The relay consisted of 4×3.75k legs, the first two in classic technique and the second two in…

Canada Games 5/6 – training day & mass start

After writing my last post yesterday morning I had a few hours to work through some school, get pumped about Olsson winning the 15k, and video chat Andy who has been racing in Europe for the past couple weeks. He, along with several National Development Team and top NorAm skiers have been competing in Scandinavian Cup races…

Canada Games 4 – Sprint Gold

Well, as things would have it, I broke my pledge to blog daily on what was will probably be the most exciting day of the Games (for me). Rather than writing this post yesterday I tried to mellow myself out by doing schoolwork. But I’m sure there are very few people interested in hearing me…

Canada Games 3 – First classic race of the season

After writing my post yesterday I spent another few hours in the library working on a lab for my Measurement, Instrumentation, and Controls class. The class is about as boring as the name suggests, and the lab reports are very hefty. I’d pin them down as at least 20hrs of writing, once you’ve figured out…

Canada Games 1 – travel day

Apologies if this post lacks any (or all) of my usual energy, creativity, or enthusiasm (I think I usually have some of those things)… As I write this, I am onboard the Team Ontario charter flight from Toronto to Prince George. It’s 2:11am (EST) right now. We were supposed to arrive in Prince George at…

My leg is broken

Things happen all the time. Some things are good, some things are bad, and some things are more grey. And all things happen for a reason, right? A few things happened to me on Sunday, the most notable was probably breaking my leg (that’s what this post is mostly about, but please bear with me…

Silver Star is still almost perfect

The past week of training here in Silver Star has been amazing. Other than it being absolutely frigid last weekend and a bit of a snowstorm for the races this weekend, we’ve been blessed with excellent weather. Although it was cold, it wasn’t on the same level as the deep freeze Thunder Bay went through…