This past week has been one of the busiest I can remember! Brian and I finished up our season with some fantastic racing and achieved numerous goals. After the great week of racing I ended up securing the Overall Super Tour which will give me the Continental Cup Start rights for the World Cup next fall. This is a goal I have been trying to achieve for a long time and I couldn't be more thrilled. Brian and I also secured the Overall Distance Super Tour and Brian ended his last race of the year for Team Gregg with a 3rd place podium in the classic 50K!!!
Brian and I were originally planning on spending a few extra days in Alaska after the season so that we could visit with friends and explore some of the beautiful mountains! When we found out that Brian's Presidential visit fell between the last races and our trip to the Nana Region for Nana Nordic, we decided it would be the perfect opportunity for me to head to LA and visit my brothers and sister.
It's been 7 years since I visited my siblings in Los Angeles and ironically it's been 7 years since I won the Overall Super Tour too! I packed up my light bag (I only had a few items that would work for the 70+ F temperatures in the forecast for LA anyways) and headed down to a different world.
|Camille, Calan and Travis helping me pack my skis for Norway! Not something they do very often.|
|Our Sibling portrait!|
Calan is my middle brother, he is 24 years old and in the past 4 months he has lost 100 pounds! I am beyond proud of him and I had a great time hanging out with him and seeing what a transformation he is going through. Last summer he didn't even want to join me on the family hike, this spring he was leading the charge!
|Calan getting fit.|
|Cami and I on an adventure.|
Camille is 17 and there is 16 years between us! This spread in our age kind of confuses people when we introduce ourselves as sisters. Despite the age difference we seem to be in perfect sync when we re-unite! My sister is awesome and is a gifted athlete. Although athletics is not a huge part of her life on a regular basis, whenever I am in town she LOVES to join me for runs, events and fitness adventures! She is hoping to get into cosmetology school someday and she is extremely dedicated to her work!
|Getting pumped for a race together!|
|Tired, Muddy and extremely happy!|
|Cleaned up and ready to head back home.|
|Bus ride with the men's champion and his horns.|
Travis is 20 years old and also has his own athletic talents. He found out I had never really played golf before so he found some clubs and took all of us for lesson. We went to the driving range and then played a game of 9 holes on the Par 3 course! The course was only $2.50 a person and we shared the clubs! I always thought golf was super expensive! I was psyched it was so affordable because it was a lot of fun and Travis is an amazing coach!
|Travis preparing to drive!|