Due to the sloth-like internet at our little apartments in Canmore, I'm currently sitting in one of the many coffee shops Canmore has to offer. This one is called the Good Earth, and initially I wanted to come here because at home (a place I will be in 1 day, 3 hours and 19 minutes...not that I'm counting) the Good Earth restaurant is amazing. And the coffee shop doesn't disappoint! The other really cool one in Canmore is called communitea, and its one of those super zen super modern looking places...with 80 different kinds of tea! It's super yummy, the internet password is givemeahug but its one of those places I feel weird taking out a computer...don't want to mess with the vibes or anything.
Other than going to coffee shops for internet, we go to them to keep ourselves occupied between training sessions! It has been awesome skiing this early in the season, and I hope it helps later on! We have skied every day except yesterday (when we took an amazing trip to banff/lake louise...see pictures below) and I am starting to feel a lot more comfortable on skis, even if I'm becoming a little (a lot) tired. The highlights have been a 10k timetrial (which was hard), and today we had an awesome skate speed session. We like to think of ourselves as the miracles on ice (at least 95% of skiing fast is feeling fast...and looking fast). Confidence is key to that, so its good to pep each other up during the workout. Tomorrow we have a classic sprint simulation, so that should be super exciting. Then strength then home! I'm pumped to go home, I haven't been in awhile and I miss the good old midwest (even though I think I'm starting to consider the east coast a second home and I like real maple syrup better than Aunt Jemima, nothing quite beats going home to my own original bed). Enjoy the pictures!
|The crew minus Jessie and Gus in front of lake louise. It looks like a fake background, but I promise it's not. REAL LIFE. Eric Packer photo.|
|Sometimes Skyler and I like to push each others buttons...In the absence of my real brother Henry to wrestle (watch out Henry), Skyler has been a great substitute. We can thank Erika for this gem!|
|But other times Skyler and I get along. Erika is so good at capturing both sides of Skyler's and my interactions. Thanks ruka :)|
|Mandatory back shot. Ever since NCAAs in Bozeman Erika, Soph, and I have been doing this shot. This might be the most amazing backdrop yet. Eric packer photo.|
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