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Jessie

The Next Big Thing/My Hero

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The widely distributed Mountain Bike Magazine now features an article on my favorite skier/biker: Tad Elliott. This is a pretty huge deal since this is a pretty huge magazine and it’s a sweet article! Not many people can be amazing multi-sport athletes and be incredibly nice and fun to hang…

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Glassblowing

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I’ve only been in Lake Placid for a week, and I’ve already walked to the shops downtown three times. Why? Because when I watch too much TV, I can actually feel my brain melting and dripping onto the floor. So I’m trying to find other more productive things to do…

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Moving in to Lake Placid

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So…in the space of four days, I left camp in Sun Valley, flew home to good ‘ol Minnesota, spent two and a half days with my family and then left for the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. And it was super good to be home, even if it was…

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2 good quotes…and 3 good pictures

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Just thought I’d share an amazing quote by Pete Vordenburg from dinner last night: “This wine has such delicate flavor!   ….sorta like getting punched in the face by the kool-aid man”. (this was said of a wine bought at the farmer’s market and labeled with sharpie on a piece of…

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The Higher you get, the higher you get!

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I’m still in Sun Valley, Idaho, training with the US Ski Team and the Sun Valley Olympic Development Team…and it’s been awesome! There’s been a lot of tough time trials and interval sessions, and some really sweet distance workouts. But so far, my favorite was a 3 hour 15 min…

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Camping in the Ice Lake Basin

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Good grief. This is gorgeous. WHY doesn’t Minnesota have mountains???? I’ve been on a TON of camping trips, but never one above treeline in the mountains as the edge of a crystal blue lake! Right now, I’m visiting Tad Elliott in Durango, CO, and I think it is absolutely beautiful…

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Keeping Cool

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Ironwood has been great so far – quality training on rollerskis and plenty of single track running trails. However, the humidity has been incredible. Especially when doing bounding intervals in the sun! JB and JD going after it!  (photo by Bryan Fish) So on our day off, we decided to…

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Older-ish camping pictures

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The week before coming up to Ironwood, MI for CXC camp, I went camping with my family at Frontenac State Park, just outside of Redwing MN. It was super nice to just chill and sit around a campfire at night…although this was an unusual camping trip because during the day…

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Superior swimming in Ironwood

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Ironwood has been amazing so far – the whole team is living in a condo at the base of the Powderhorn Mountain ski resort. And the rollerskiing and running has been fantastic. I guess the only complaint is that to get internet to post this blog, I have to creep…

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