A look back

6.Feb.2011 by Lauren Jacobs

Yesterday I went out on the course at Trapp’s to take photos of our guys racing in the 10 km skate and I realized that I still had photos on my camera from Nationals that had not yet made it on to my computer. Whoops! So here is a brief visual journey through a few, as yet un-blogged about events from the last month.

Hannah in a skate sprint heat on the last day of Nationals. She ended up 10th!

Hannah in a skate sprint heat on the last day of Nationals. She ended up 10th!

Tim leading a heat in the skate sprint at Nationals. He qualified 5th!

Tim qualified 5th in the skate sprint at Nationals. Here he is leading a heat up the major climb on the course.

After the last race at Nationals Chelsea, Hannah, and I stayed in Maine for one extra day to volunteer at a Fast and Female event at Gould Academy in Bethel. Fast and Female is an organization that was started by Canadian Olympian Chandra Crawford with the goal of getting girls to stay involved with sports. (Check out Chelsea’s Fasterskier article about it here.) The whole day in Bethel was all about being active, having fun, and getting girls psyched about skiing. It was a great day!

Chelsea leading her group through one of the stations.

Chelsea leading her group through one of the stations.

I led a "bean-bag biathlon" station. If you missed, you had to do push-ups.

I led a "bean-bag biathlon" station. If you missed, you had to do push-ups.

Maybe I've been in Craftsbury too long, but I hadn't heard of zumba until this day. It was...interesting.

Maybe I've been in Craftsbury too long, but I hadn't heard of zumba until this day. It was...interesting.

The whole crew. 130 + girls and 30 + instructors!

The whole crew. 130 + girls and 30 + instructors!

And finally, a shot I grabbed at yesterday’s UVM Carnival / NENSA Eastern Cup race at Trapp’s.

Ben Koons, Pat, and Matt coming into the finish.

Ben Koons, Pat, and Matt coming into the finish.