Well… A few things have changed since the last post. Instead of making the trip to race in Canada after Bozeman, I am back in Marquette. After a fantastic summer/fall of training, the beginning of the season didn’t start the way that I would have hoped. My races went alright, but alright isn’t what I need, I need great. I need to find the next gear, race faster and move on from the first races.
The decision to come home wasn’t an easy one. When there are races on the schedule it’s tough not to start them. However, I’ve been racing for a long time and I’m starting to learn that quality is better than quantity and I’m lucky to have a coach who sees things the same way.
The focus of this season hasn’t changed, I need to have fantastic races at U.S. Nationals just after the first of the year. After some long conversations with Sten, I hopped a plane and headed back home. The plan is to work out the kinks, recharge the mind and body, enjoy the Holiday and prepare to kick some serious butt.
Since returning home, we have been getting pounded with snow, blizzard warnings and lakeshore flooding. There is more than enough snow for the trails to open and looking forward to skiing smart and hard at 747 feet. Dan and I got our first real christmas tree, no more fake plastic shrub. The guy we bought the tree from was pretty funny. While we were looking for the perfect one, he commented “They’re all perfect. Put on some of Grandma’s ornaments and after a couple glasses of egg nog, it’ll look great!” So pretty much, get drunk, and you won’t see that it looks like a Charlie Brown Tree.
Keep checking back for some updates through out the Holidays as I get ready to head to U.S. Nationals in Anchorage.