When I moved to Chamonix 12 years ago, even though I had taken years of french throughout my school days, it really did not sink in until I lived here for quite some time. Now I can say that my own children correct me…Chamonix is a place of a many people coming and going, tourists, […]Continue Reading →
Dear Friends & Readers,
As I approach my last World Cup Race of the 2013 season, I am asking for YOUR support. Please consider sponsoring me as an athlete to help reach my World Cup Dreams.
As you know, unlike many other nations who are federally funded to compete on the World Cup […]Continue Reading →
This season I had set a goal to complete the World Cup Ski Mountaineering circuit, and do the best I could in the sprint events. In a competition season that begins in mid december and ends early May, it is not uncommon to miss a race here due to illness or there due […]Continue Reading →
When getting the flu is a blessing in disguise:
It is never easy to stay healthy, virus free throughout the winter, especially when you have 2 young boys in your household. Juggling becomes something we get very good at as parents, and I am not talking about juggling 3 balls. I am talking about […]Continue Reading →
The holiday season kicked off with the first race of the season here in the Chamonix Valley on December 8th, a little later than the Alpine and Nordic races.
Being in a heavy training period I was not expecting super results, but pleased to be not far behind Gloriana Pellisier of the Italian team […]Continue Reading →
Thanksgiving is here! What kind of moving will you be doing? Some of you will be suiting up for your local Turkey Trot 5k, others may have an afternoon family football game. My dad has already made turns at Sugarloaf which has great early season skiing. Some US nordic skiers are in West Yellowstone doing […]Continue Reading →
As we turn back the clocks and try to savor a few hours of morning light, I reflect on the magnificent recent change of season in the Alps. Today, snow dusted our lawn and blanketed the hills. Temperatures dropped to -4 degrees. I am not sure I could live anywhere where there were no […]Continue Reading →
Winning the World Cup Ski Mountaineering Sprint on April 14th, 2012 in Tromso, Norway is a dream come true for me. It is a culmination of reaching for something that felt somewhat unattainable, committing and believing. When I stepped on the airplane to Tromso Norway and flew all the way up north, across the […]Continue Reading →
When people think of Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island, they often think of sunshine, sandy beaches, sweet cannoli’s, lemon trees, gelato and La dolce vita, the sweet, slow pace of Sicily.
There is also Mt. Etna, the most active volcano in Europe. Did you know that the first ice cream came from Sicily? Greeks and Romans […]Continue Reading →
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