After a long spring of adventures, the US Ski Team has reconvened in Park City for our kick off camp of the year! Unfortunately, I caught a bit of a cold on my way back from Mexico, so I'm taking a couple extra days easy to recover before the training begins tomorrow. It's a funny feeling to go from having been on the beach a few mornings ago to jumping into training, but I'm psyched and ready to get going. That must mean vacation was the perfect length!
|Climbing in Mexico|
After spending most of April in Vermont, Simi and I headed to Mexico in the beginning of May with the goal of trying to see a little bit of everything. We started out in northern Mexico and went climbing for a week with the rest of his family. I had been climbing a couple times before, but this was my true introduction to climbing and it was a good thing I enjoyed it, because it was quite the introduction! We were in El Protrero Chico, which is just northewest of Monterrey, Mexico. We went on a few adventure runs, but spent most of our days climbing. Luckily, everyone was very patient while I learned the ropes (no pun intended). I learned a ton and it was an incredible place to see.
|Rocks for days!|
|A view of Hidalgo from the top of a rock|
|Al being Al|
|Jenny on top of one of the climbs|
|Simi and our tarantula friend|
|Jenny and our little friend, Aztec|
|Up, up, up|
|Where should we go tomorrow?|
|Saying goodbye to El Protrero Chico|
After a week of climbing, we flew to Tulum for the wedding of a good friend of Simi's family. It was a very different setting than the previous week, but beautiful in a new way. After the wedding, we headed to Saladitas beach for a few days of surfing and relaxing before heading back to the states. The trip was a nice balance of different activities. I feel like we were able to experience many sides of Mexico and I returned eager to jump back into summer training.
|Ocean sunset flying into Zihuatanejo|
|Sunset at Saladitas beach|
|Papaya and lime - the best snack!|
|Bye beach, time to head back to the mountains!|
The weather in Park City has been a little cold and rainy so far, but I'm enjoying being back with all my teammates and getting ready for the year ahead of us!