Our Adopt-a-Skier sounds like she’s been having a lot of fun(and success) this winter. Here’s the latest update:
January was a very busy month for me. I did lots and lots of skiing. My first race in January was the bow corridor skating sprints at COP. This is my very favourite race – skating sprints. I was really pushed by my friends as they are also so fast! In the end I finished 1st for Midget girls – I really earned this win.
My other race in January was in Edmonton at the AB Cup race. I did a skating distance race – 3.75km. The trails were really hilly in Edmonton. I really went for it right from the start as the trails were mostly downhill at the beginning. At 2km I was one second in front of my friend Lauren – that was really close. I went for it on my last climb to try to get farther in front of Lauren, and I really had a strong finish. In the end Lauren still somehow managed to edge me out by 1.7 seconds. I was proud of my race, and happy for Lauren. A really great part of the day was all of the Canmore girls finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th in midget girls. What a team!
Lots of big races coming up in February – AB Youth Champs in Vermilion and Westerns in Kelowna. These are my two big race weekends of the whole season. I’ll let you know how I do in my next report.
Enjoying skiing and racing!
It snowed off and on all day today in Canmore. We have an accumulation of about 8 cm of cold, powdery snow. I may not be getting much exercise from skiing, but I’m making up for it with shovelling. My driveway is very l-o-n-g.
With the cool temps here, this should make for the best conditions of the season once it’s groomed.
Cheryl and I are co-ordinating a ski trip this Sunday to PLPP. Ski Trip