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Jessie

The Big Stupid

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In my book, I take a moment to explain the concept behind “The Big Stupid”; an adventure that really isn’t the smartest from a training perspective for my sport, but is very necessary in order to feed my soul and sense of adventure. In that sense, it’s not stupid at…

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Training fuel, Part 2: the actual food!

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All right, all right, Jessie…you’ve waxed poetic on how important it is to take care of yourself, to put health first, and to create a safe and supportive training environment. All good things! But what does that actually look like when it comes to putting food on your plate and…

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Let’s talk training fuel: Part 1

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I’d like to set the tone and intention for this post right from the start, because it’s important to me that you know why I feel the need to write this. I’m strongly of the opinion that your life should not potentially end in order to achieve success in sport….

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Moving forward with a positive mindset

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It’s been a busy spring. For you, for me, for all of us. It’s been a time of feeling unsure of how to move forward, second guessing plans that were made, and realizing that we can’t take things for granted.  But we are moving forward, slowly but surely!  It took…

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ED Awareness Week Part 2: The Support Team

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We’re back, with part two of eating disorders awareness week; the support team. Parents, teammates, coaches, teachers, friends…you have the most important job of all. We need you. We need your strength, your cheering, your compassion, your patience, your unconditional love. But you might need a few tools and tips…

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Hitting the mark, missing it, and everything in between.

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We’re starting our second Tour event of the season tomorrow! But before I get into race stories, a really fun announcement that I’d like to highlight…the registration for my book launch party is up! We’re hosting it at the Stillwater Area High School (so my English teachers can grade my…

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The Tour test of positivity

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I didn’t mean to completely block the finish line by collapsing a mere two feet from it. When I finally dragged my tired and completely flooded body across the red line in the snow at the top of Alpe Cermis, my ski hit one of the pine boughs marking the…

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The TDS, explained in GIFs

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Here we go, you guys. On the eve of the Tour de Ski 2019-20, I’ve put together a ridiculous interpretation comprehensive guide to life inside the Tour de Ski. It’s a wild ride, but it’s also my favorite event of the whole year because of it’s non-stop energy! I had…

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Race-day braids and Relay socks

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This has been, without a doubt, the most exciting Period 1 of World Cup that I’ve ever had! It’s had it’s little ups and downs in the weeks between the races, but it’s been so much fun being part of a team that’s killing it both on the race course…

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