Friday, March 27, 2009

The steady grind

We are grinding through March: putting in many kilometers so that we can be among the best in the world. We are focused this year on making finals. (That means we want to place athletes in the top 9 in the three World Cups and also World Championships.)

March is certainly the most difficult and boring part of the year, but also the most important. The work we do now will pay off in August when we are competing for gold medals in Dartmouth, Novia Scotia.

Here are some photos from training during the past two weeks:

Me and Maia Farrar-Wellman

Katie Hagler, Maia Farrar-Wellman, Jen Burke, me

The whole team doing a workout. 9x 750meters, anyone?

Riding wash

Paddling with Arasay

Docking up for a water break

Notice my festive 4-leaf clover earrings. This one was taken on St. Patrick's Day.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rascal Flatts

The training center hooks us up with $6 tickets to sweet concerts in San Diego, so finally Rascal Flatts was in my price range. A bunch of us went last night and it was pretty great, save for the fact that they did not play my favorite song, Mayberry. I'll be honest; I would have been happier if the concert consisted of only Mayberry... like 10 or 12 times.

Friday, March 13, 2009

k2 Vids

Here are two videos from the past month or so... the first of me and Emily Mickle, and the second of me and Maggie Hogan. I continually post new videos on my youtube channel and my website, so be sure to check it out.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tuesday afternoon wash-riding

Some pictures from yesterday's session-- me in navy and Jen Burke in blue and pink.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hamburger Cupcakes

Recovery week is FUN. Emily Mickle and I spent 3 hours this morning perfecting these hamburger cupcakes, a delightful idea that struck me on Sunday as a hilarious way to spend an off-morning. The lettuce is made from green-colored coconut, the ketchup and mustard are red and yellow frosting, the buns are yellow cake, and the hamburger a sliver of chocolate cupcake. The finished product even had sesame seeds on top!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Happy daylight savings. (Oxymoron?) I am propped up on pillows in my bed, drinking a gigantic cup of coffee. I have quite a bit to accomplish today, but for now I am just reading, relaxing, and sharing cute little comics with you.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

If you haven't visited my website lately, check it out. It's re-designed and filled with great stuff.