Contemporary Contemplation

I am taking a course titled “British Literature” this year. I have worked my way through the greats, from Beowulf, to Shakespeare, and finally to creating some of my own work. One unit this semester titled, “Expressions” called me to visit poetry again, for the first time since junior high at Liberty Bell. The outline…

JNs? Quarantine? Summer?

I keep hearing that 2020 is canceled, or that people wish they could skip to 2021. But… Why? Above is a very privileged thought I keep having. I am so incredibly grateful to live in the Methow Valley where quarantine means being stuck on a 20+acre stretch of rolling-hilly terrain where I have a shooting…

IBU Youth & Junior World Championships

Woah! I can’t believe this was almost three months ago. It feels more and more like a dream each time I reflect back on it. Getting to ski in wonderful sunny conditions while still having a cool ribbon of snow to race on was a huge gift! Not to mention being able to look up…

Finishing up 2019!

It only seems right to start from where I left off, November! Silver Star BC I got to shoot at the Sovereign Lakes range for the first time!!! I had been scoping it out every time I traveled up north to this beautiful area and finally made it happen! I huge thank you to the…

Road Trip

Over the Cascades pit stop in Seattle. lots of driving car camping, long straight roads, broken down car, three hour tow-truck rides, sketchy hotels, nice hotels, more driving, elevation gain, a massive canyon, Taos. Taos I had the pleasure of training with the local Taos mountain bike team after my victory at the Ride the…

Art, Because Art is Anything and Everything.

Thoughts 1 With life spinning around and rushing toward me like a tornado just off the coast of my present life I have taken a break from my blog (sadly). But I hope to be back on a semi-regular posting basis. I think that it is important for me to add that I am not…

2019 Summer Recap

This summer I learned the art of recovery, rest, and patience… or at least I was introduced to it and am working on it. I understood how to appreciate having a well and able body, some people aren’t as lucky as me and all of the other athletes I compete and train with. Every day…

2019 Spring Recap

I haven’t written in a bit due to my hectic schedule. With my last post being in early March I have since then traveled to XC Junior Nationals held in Anchorage Alaska, Biathlon Nationals in Jericho Vermont, the Liatoppen Festival in Norway(biathlon); I rode through a full season with the Washington Student Cycling League, was…

2019 MT Spokane JNQ #4

This weekend we had our last JNQ (Junior Nationals Qualifier). Starting the race weekend off with a quick ski of the courses for the weekend on Friday promptly after the refreshing four-hour drive to Mt Spokane. Post easy ski I was withering away in my hotel room due to some fat blisters complements of my…

Race of the Methow

Saturday: Classic Sprints Last weekend was the third Junior National Qualifier: Race of the Methow. Saturday was a King’s Court style of sprints. For those wondering how it works, I’ve gotcha. A Kings Court sprint is basically a sprint with no disqualification (setting aside technique infractions). Here is the order of Saturday’s races: Qualifier (interval…