JNs? Quarantine? Summer?

I keep hearing that 2020 is canceled, or that people wish they could skip to 2021. But… Why? Above is a very privileged thought I keep having. I am so incredibly grateful to live in the Methow Valley where quarantine means being stuck on a 20+acre stretch of rolling-hilly terrain where I have a shooting…

IBU Youth & Junior World Championships

Woah! I can’t believe this was almost three months ago. It feels more and more like a dream each time I reflect back on it. Getting to ski in wonderful sunny conditions while still having a cool ribbon of snow to race on was a huge gift! Not to mention being able to look up…

Finishing up 2019!

It only seems right to start from where I left off, November! Silver Star BC I got to shoot at the Sovereign Lakes range for the first time!!! I had been scoping it out every time I traveled up north to this beautiful area and finally made it happen! I huge thank you to the…

Road Trip

Over the Cascades pit stop in Seattle. lots of driving car camping, long straight roads, broken down car, three hour tow-truck rides, sketchy hotels, nice hotels, more driving, elevation gain, a massive canyon, Taos. Taos I had the pleasure of training with the local Taos mountain bike team after my victory at the Ride the…

Art, Because Art is Anything and Everything.

Thoughts 1 With life spinning around and rushing toward me like a tornado just off the coast of my present life I have taken a break from my blog (sadly). But I hope to be back on a semi-regular posting basis. I think that it is important for me to add that I am not…

2019 Summer Recap

This summer I learned the art of recovery, rest, and patience… or at least I was introduced to it and am working on it. I understood how to appreciate having a well and able body, some people aren’t as lucky as me and all of the other athletes I compete and train with. Every day…

2019 Spring Recap

I haven’t written in a bit due to my hectic schedule. With my last post being in early March I have since then traveled to XC Junior Nationals held in Anchorage Alaska, Biathlon Nationals in Jericho Vermont, the Liatoppen Festival in Norway(biathlon); I rode through a full season with the Washington Student Cycling League, was…

2019 MT Spokane JNQ #4

This weekend we had our last JNQ (Junior Nationals Qualifier). Starting the race weekend off with a quick ski of the courses for the weekend on Friday promptly after the refreshing four-hour drive to Mt Spokane. Post easy ski I was withering away in my hotel room due to some fat blisters complements of my…

Race of the Methow

Saturday: Classic Sprints Last weekend was the third Junior National Qualifier: Race of the Methow. Saturday was a King’s Court style of sprints. For those wondering how it works, I’ve gotcha. A Kings Court sprint is basically a sprint with no disqualification (setting aside technique infractions). Here is the order of Saturday’s races: Qualifier (interval…

Sun of a Gun

January 27th, 2019 This race followed the Ski to Sun race on the 26th, understandably my whole body was a bit fatigued however I had my coach Betsy Devin Smith, and both my Ma and Pa there to support me and push me to do my very best without relent. My legs were a bit…