FasterSkierNovember 21, 2012
This past weekend I had my first races of the season.  Saturday was a 5k classic race and Sunday was a 10k skate.  It felt great to get a couple races under my belt and I had some solid results, including a second on Sunday!  It was pretty fun to be standing on a podium in Europe and to have Justyna Kowalczyk, one of the biggest names in Cross Country skiing, on the step above me!  Thank you for all the support from the waxers, coaches and my awesome teammates who helped make this day so special!
Me and a few of my awesome teammates who were so genuine and psyched for me and my good result.  It makes all the difference to have such solid support behind you.

A racing shot!

My prize for the day!  A locally made traditional wooden coffee cup. Stoked!

Ladies team with one of the local volunteers

Justyna and me! She was really friendly and leaned right in with a big smile for a picture.

The Podium from left to right: Me, Justyna Kowalczyk, Yulia Tchekaleva