Olympic Endings

Korea was a whirl of transportation and movement. From day one, we were packing and unpacking, busing to and from venues, dining, ceremonies, or media requirements. It seemed nonstop.  Everything entered a crescendo going into the opening ceremony, only to feel like it was time to leave a week later. Many sports competed early. These … More Olympic Endings

Relay, Rings, Results

First up, the men’s relay.  This was my third race of the Olympics and I was racing the third leg of a three-lap course.  That was enough threes for the day though.  We didn’t get third.  We got 14th which, for those of you examining results, is equivalent to last.  Also, we barely managed to … More Relay, Rings, Results

Olympic Dreams

For all those kids out there dreaming of the Olympics and gold medals, I have some advice: keep dreaming.  Please, keep dreaming.  The Olympics are awesome. After the last pre-Olympic World Cup race in Seefeld, Austria, most of the Olympic cross-country team spent a few more days there getting ready for the trip to Korea.  … More Olympic Dreams

Nationals Recap

On December 17th, shortly after finishing the last Toblach World Cup, I booked a plane ticket for the next day. I was going back to the states to US Nationals in Anchorage.  I had been offered a Tour de Ski start and Olympic selection through the world cup was still possible, I just didn’t see … More Nationals Recap

Ruka Triple

The first three races of the world cup are over. This morning we rushed out of northern Finland for the slightly sunnier prospects of Lillehammer, Norway. To put it in my parents’ context, we are now in the land of brown cheese. It is always hard writing about racing when it doesn’t quite go as … More Ruka Triple

Season’s Endings

When someone asks how my season went this year, I have typically been replying “there were ups and downs, but it ended really well.” That might be it, or someone might want more details.  Typical follow-ups are along the lines of “where was your favorite place?” and “what’s next?”  This post is to enlighten all … More Season’s Endings

Moving Forward

Returning to a blog now is kind of like getting back in contact with an old friend.  It’s really great to see them, but actually you need some obscure favor that makes the whole thing slightly awkward.  The slightly awkward part is definitely here but luckily I don’t need any favors.  Lots has gone on … More Moving Forward