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Mallows and sparklers...what a nice night! (photo from Erika Flowers)

Last week of summer!

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The time warp that is traveling to New Zealand can leave anyone a little confused. How, exactly, did I completely skip a day? August 29th, for me, simply didn’t happen. And that’s really strange. On the return trip, I will get to live a day twice and, technically, I will…

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The "before" photo: Lauren, Ben, Me, Anne, Erika, Gabe, Andy ready to run! (photo by Pat O'Brien)

Long run + fun week = sore legs.

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This past week wrapped up a solid 3 weeks of training here in Stratton, Vermont! It’s been busy with camps visiting in town and jumping into training sessions, which keeps each day exciting with fresh faces and enthusiasm for new training venues. We had the SMS Summer camp here at…

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Taking a swim in Symphony Lake! (photo from Jason Cork)

Alaska, part one: the running

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This first week of camp in Alaska has been beautiful, fun, adventurous…and a lot of great training! Almost every day has included a running workout where we pick a new mountain, big or small, and go climb it! Or, we’ll do a fun running loop to a super cold lake…

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Me = nearly dead. Sophie = screaming at me to get going (photo from Pat)

Better together

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You know those wonderfully sappy, motivational sports movies that most people secretly (or openly) love? How the band of heroes creates a team, struggles together through tough training and ultimately wins the day? I got to experience a moment stolen right out of one of those movies during our time…

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