2013 World Champion

2015 Worlds Silver Medalist

Member of the SMS T2 team

2014 Sochi Olympic Team

US Ski Team Member

Jessie’s Blog

Happy to have some good classic sprinting to start the year! (photo from Sweski.com)

This IS my game face!

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This weekend was a great way to kick off the race season and shake out the jet lag, the pre-race jitters, and the months of hard training, and see what shape we’re in as we head towards the World Cup season opener in Kuusamo next weekend. I like racing in Gällivare,…

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So happy to be back on snow! (photo by Cork)

100km North of the Arctic Circle

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Well, we found the snow…and now it won’t stop! It’s been snowing steadily the last day and a half which makes me feel like prematurely busting out the Christmas Carols and finishing every ski with hot chocolate, or at least tea. I’m so happy about being back in winter! I…

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Rehearsing for some Fastenal videos (photo by Fastenal Company)

It’s all fun and games

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The last week at home has been incredibly fun, and also busy. Life always seems to be fast-paced when there’s a countdown in progress…and this Friday is the day I leave for 3 months of traveling and racing through Europe! Packing your life into a large duffel and a ski…

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Thanks you guys! I wouldn't be skiing without you!

Home Sweet Home

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Last night brought the 5th annual fall send-off dinner hosted by the Chilkoot Cafe in Stillwater. It was so wonderful to see so many fans of cross country skiing and incredible supporters in the community! The staff at Chilkoot has been so generous in creating delicious dinners for fans of…

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Working on my T-Swift mode (photo by Julia Kern)

Tiny steps and tiny desk concerts.

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Training camp is usually a series of very small wins. Every day is another chance to take a tiny step closer to what we’re trying to accomplish with all this grueling training. Getting better at cross country ski racing is really, really hard, folks. Often times progress is not clear-cut,…

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The SMST2 crew ready to roll! (photo by Pat)

Starting the wind-up

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Fall in Vermont! It’s a beautiful time of year to be out hitting the pavement and going for long runs through the woods. It reminds me so much of home, when the leaves turn and our driveway turns into a brilliant multicolored tunnel. As a human furnace that is chronically…

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Tired but happy SMST2 team after a tough workout! Ben, Jessie, Anne H., Erika, Annie P., Sophie, Andy, Simi and Pat. (photo by Pat).

A day in the Life.

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“What’s that thing you do, again? How do you train for it? What do you actually DO all day?” These are all pretty common questions for professional Cross Country Skiers. Please, allow me to elaborate on the answers with a typical day in the life of an athlete training at…

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Out on our L3 intervals (photo by Fish)

OWN IT.

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In recent years I’ve become acutely aware of this strange phenomenon where it’s not cool to admit that you are trying your best at something, and really, really care about the outcome. I’ve seen people sabotage themselves, just so that at the end of a workout or race they can have…

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Totally content. (photo from Wendy Walcoff)

East, West, and back again

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Oh man, where do I even start? So many adventures have happened in the last 3 weeks, so I’ll let the photos do most of the talking. If a picture tells a thousand words, you’re going to have a novel on your hands very soon. But if I can get…

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Simi, Caitlin, Me, Sophie, Liz, Connor, Andy at one of the beautiful lookout spots on our run (photo from Sophie)

Outside the bubble

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We traveled across the ocean, trained in a new place, raced in the hot sun and reconnected with our World Cup friends. Without a doubt, the trip to Norway was worth the travel and for me it was exciting as well as motivating. Everyone on our team had different reasons…

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Liz, Simi, Sophie, Me, Kikkan, Andy (photo from Noah)

20 thoughts on the Norway camp

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As usual, my thoughts have run away from me again. Here’s a stream of consciousness approach to what I’m thinking of our camp in Norway so far: 1. Time change really sucks. I feel like I’m either sleepwalking through breakfast, or I’m just a little bit drunk. Hmmm. Definitely sleepwalking….

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