Sunday, March 25, 2012

Back in Vermont

It's late March and the end of the ski season is upon us. After racing (or cheering) in Italy Brian and I flew straight into Burlington, Vermont. We stayed with our (new) friends Tom and Anna in Burlington and reminisce about Minnesota before heading over the mountains to Craftsbury. When we arrived in Craftsbury the weather was sunny, clear and a balmy 77F. Brian and I moved into our home for the next two weeks with our wonderful hostesses Rebecca and Olivia. Every morning we are greeted with free-range eggs, beautiful views and the freshest and best tasting milk I have ever had. We are so lucky!!
Olivia is part of the after school running group called Run Girls Run. I joined her and her classmate Anna for a 3 mile run and then lead them through a routine of stretches and core exercises. 
After our run Olivia and I met with the younger Run Girls Run group and we talked to them about the Olympics and how far running can take you! The girls were psyched to have a new running partner and Olivia and I joined them as they ran aroung the common across from the school.

We have our first races tomorrow. We will both be racing the 3K prologue. The snow has been hit pretty hard here in the Northeast Kingdom. We are lucky to be skiing at all considering the warm weather from the past week. We will keep you updated on the remaining race schedule as we find out about it.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Thomas Ave Ski Party

One of the things we have been waiting all year to do is get out skiing with the neighborhood kids.  The last few weeks the kids have stopped over every few days to ask, "Can we go skiing today?"  With the Birkie coming up and battling a small flu bug we weren't able to make it happen.  Today though everything came together for a great day in the snow.

Rudy Project shades makes skiing way cooler

Finally there is snow on the ground in addition to the man made loop. 

Antja excited about her first time on snow. Is it better than street skiing?

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This is fun.... .
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...Sometimes this is really hard. I want to go as fast as you and Brian.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Athlete and Girls on The Run

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Fun time at Athleta last night for girls on the run. Went for a run around Lake Harriet and then got our style on.

10 percent of sales last night went to support the Twin Cities Girls on the Run chapter.
Girls on the Run is a life changing non profit prevention program for girls in grades 3rd to 5th grade. The mission is "to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

I am missing Brian (who is in Switzerland), but it is fun to get out and have some fun with the girls.  A run and a visit to Athleta is a great start to any girls night.