Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April Showers

We actually haven't had TOO much rain this spring, but last Monday it was 70 degrees and then we woke up to snow a few days later, so I'm not really sure what season we're experiencing. After a few depressing days dealing with the stomach bug at our house (thank you, Dartmouth Ski Team;) ) things have been looking up. Dad is back to speeding around on his walker, I spent a few days in Boston and was able to watch my sister run the marathon, today I went up to the State House with some other Vermont Olympians and got to spend some time with our Governor Peter Shumlin, and I've been making time for some outdoor adventures and seeing a lot of friends I haven't seen for awhile.
April (snow) showers

We did a three peak challenge where we hiked up and skied down Stratton, Bromley, and Magic. The snow is disappearing quickly and I think this was probably the last day we could make it down (most of) Magic on skis. I tried skinning for the first time and also got to snowboard one of the mountains, which I probably hadn't done since 9th grade. Our adventure took all day, but left us happy and exhausted. Cheers!

Kate, Jamie, and Josh skinning up Bromley. 
I met up with future Olympian and US Ski Team fan, Malin, to do an interview for her school project. She asked some really great questions and I hope she never takes her US Ski Team hat off!
Siri Stolen sent me the best letter I received all winter while I was at the Olympics, so I sent her one of my World Cup bibs! Skinny Skis did a nice write up on it HERE
Dinner with Gregg...err Chase Marston!

Chase and  Fritz Horst happy to be reunited! We all went to SMS together and are still good friends, so it's always fun to see these guys.
Easter treats!

I went to Marblehead to visit my friends Heather and Jen and we dyed a basket full of Easter eggs. They're not the most beautiful things I've ever seen, but we made a few good ones. 

Me, Heather, and Jen at the Marblehead lighthouse
Two of the elite women finishing the marathon


Go Iz!
Iz and Dave at the finish. Dave ran a really impressive marathon and there's a great feature about his story HERE
Sochi Selfie with our friend and reporter, Stephen Watson of WCAX. HERE is his story from the day.

State House!
Five of Vermont's nineteen Olympians!

We were presented with beautiful Simon Pearce medallions

My date :)

Governor Peter Shumlin

Ida, Susan, Hannah, Liz and me on the steps of the State House
I'm home for a few more days before heading on a girls' trip to the beach for a week. I haven't been on a beach vacation in awhile and am looking forward to relaxing, beach biking, and pretending I'm swimming. By the time I get back it will be May and that means the training season begins...thanks for following!

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