Monday, January 10, 2011

Where has the snow gone?

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Well mostly just the worst of times, at least in regards to snowshoe racing. After an illustrious 2010 snowshoe and triathlon season, Amber has been rearing to defend her national snowshoe champion title. Apparently mother nature has had other ideas.

The last two weekends were supposed to be weeks 1 and 2 of the Granite State Snowshoe Series, but both had to be postponed due to lack of snow. While not twiddling her thumbs due to the poor weather, Amber certainly has not had the opportunity to get out on the Dion's yet. In fact, the weather was so nice(nice as non-snowshoers would describe it) yesterday, that she and I went for a bike ride outside. This a week after racing in a tights and singlet for the Hangover Classic.

Hopefully this Wednesday can produce some precip that can stick around for Saturday as we are hoping that Feel Good Farm makes us do just that.

Unrelated Sidebar: As you may have noticed, on the upper (L) side of our blog is now media mentions and there is a pretty cool post about Amber in Running Times. Also, if you haven't already think about voting for Amber for Fittest Creature(athlete) on the planet. Who else do you know who can: place 10th in her Age Group at Kona(and be disappointed with her race), qualify for the US age-group duathlon team, win US nationals and qualify to represent the US at Worlds in Snowshoeing, complete a 10 mile open water swim, run a marathon on snowshoes, place third in a 5 hour cross country ski race, run competitively at every distance from 5k to marathon, and make killer brownies?


  1. Yes delicious brownies! She can do it all- well except write her share in this blog.