Fall update

By October 24, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments

It’s been such a busy fall this year! I’ve hopped from Stratton, to Minnesota, and on to our last USST camp of the year in Park City, Utah. It was really fun to see the leaves turn in my last week out East and get in some high quality training with my club teammates. Then I spent a week at home where I got to see a lot of my friends, snuggle with our little neurotic chihuahua, hang out with my sister and welcome my parents home from a bike trip they’d been on in France!

KO and I cooling down after intervals and admiring the beautiful colors!

KO and I cooling down after intervals and admiring the beautiful colors!

Out to dinner at the Chilkoot Cafe with friends from Stillwater High School!

Out to dinner at the Chilkoot Cafe with friends from Stillwater High School!

Mackenzie and I out enjoying Apple Fest! (photo from Kris Hansen)

Mackenzie and I out enjoying Apple Fest! (photo from Kris Hansen)

Snuggling with Pepe the dog

Snuggling with Pepe the dog

Mom and Dad showing off their new bike kits for their trip through France!

Mom and Dad showing off their new bike kits for their trip through France!

I also got to stop by the office at Podiumwear and work on fit, cut and design for upcoming suits! I also got to see the new cutting machine in action, which was really impressive.

Checking out the new SMS club suits being made at the Podiumwear headquarters! (photo from Podiumwear)

Checking out the new SMS club suits being made at the Podiumwear headquarters! (photo from Podiumwear)

Adjusting little things on the new women's training tank top.

Adjusting little things on the new women’s training tank top.

Then it was time to head down to Park City for the last camp of the year! But before camp began, Liz organized our annual Fast and Female event at the Center of Excellence, and it was such a great day! There were over 160 girls and ambassadors from a number of sports present to share their love of sport and being active for life.

Big turnout for the annual Park City Fast and Female event! (photo from Reese Brown)

Big turnout for the annual Park City Fast and Female event! (photo from Reese Brown)

Strength and agility station! (photo from Reese Brown)

Strength and agility station! (photo from Reese Brown)

I was thrilled to help run the dance and endurance station, as usual! (photo from Reese Brown)

I was thrilled to help run the dance and endurance station, as usual! (photo from Reese Brown)

And then camp got rolling! It’s cool to see so many athletes from different regions come together to push each other to get better. We had the National team, SMS, APU, and Craftsbury Green Team. Week one was focused on more volume with some focused intensity, while our second week will be hammer-time with some roller ski time trials and even more intervals!

Striding and gliding up a canyon on a distance workout with the team! (photo by Liz Arky)

Striding and gliding up a canyon on a distance workout with the team! (photo by Liz Arky)

Running up Park City mountain with a small group! (photo by Erika Flowers)

Running up Park City mountain with a small group! (photo by Erika Flowers)

Enjoying an early snow fall with Anne, Erika, (me) and Sophie! (photo from Erika)

Enjoying an early snow fall with Anne, Erika, (me) and Sophie! (photo from Erika)