Dang, I can’t believe that we are already a week into the 2011-2012 Vakava season!
Last season was another good one for the skiers of Vakava Racing. I am sure I will get around to a recap post of the season with numbers and such (I still have a half-written post recapping my Birkie that I need to finish). Sounds like projects for another day.
The upcoming season promises to be another great one for the team. I am pretty sure that we will be returning our full roster from last year, and will no doubt add a couple of skiers too. Can’t wait to see what everyone will do with another year of training together (I am looking over my shoulder waiting for the Russian Rocket to blow by me – with another year of technique I think he might!). We are going to try better to keep the skiing community up to date on our team’s adventures and exploits this next year – we are a pretty unique group of skiers considering the nearly 40 year age range of skiers in our group all working together and skiing fast, and I think our stories need to be told better. To start with, we will try to keep this blog updated!
As for the latest in my life: Nichole keeps rocking along on her marathon training, and I just try to keep up on her easy days. Working full time keeps cutting into my training, but I do love my job (and being done with school!). We lost a training partner about a month ago when our awesome dog Ellie was hit and killed by a car, and things have been a bit boring around our house since. Solution: we are adopting a new dog this weekend – a 5 year old Vizsla named Mesa! I don’t know if that poor dog knows what she is up for and the miles she will put on. I can’t wait to pound the trails in the Carleton arb with a dog again. Fun times!
Former collegiate skier at GAC. Currently a dentist in MN who can still win a few local races if the CXC guys don't show up.