Sunday, June 20, 2010

The past weeks of training have been going really well, and hopefully, it will continue that way. Other than a few aches and pains here and there, this season is starting off quite well. Shooting is on the upward swing right now, which is really exciting to see. We have done quite a few shooting tests recently, and I have posted some of my best results ever in those few weeks. And what's more, it's only JUNE! Needless to say, I am very excited to see what the rest of the year has in store for me. 

By the looks of it right now, it's going to be a pretty mellow summer, and I am ok with that. We did quite a bit of traveling last summer, so it will be a nice change to just chill out and train at home for a little while. 

This past week the biathletes of Fort Kent spent some time at the recently acquired athlete house, (thanks Phyllis!), doing some demolition! Ripping up carpet, tearing down trim, picking staples out of the floor, etc. 2 days later, the house was gutted, and those stalactites were gone from the ceiling! It was pretty neat to be apart of the demolition crew, although I was upset I didn't get to take a sledgehammer to any of the walls. Once done, the house is going to be super nice. The athletes are pretty lucky to have such amazing people looking out for us! 

This winter, the Biathlon World Cup is coming to Aroostook County! It's gonna be sa-weet! Presque Isle and Fort Kent are going to be swarmed with the best biathletes and coaches from all over the world, and it's going to be an unbelievable experience. I wasn't around for the 2004 World Cup in Fort Kent, so I went to the library and checked out the video of it. Let me tell you, after watching that video, I was jumping up and down with excitement. Seeing that many people here, in little ol' Fort Kent…AH! It's almost overwhelming. I am excited for the world's best biathletes to be able to experience what a great, welcoming community we have here in Aroostook County. 

Mmwell, I spose that's all I have for now. I'll keep you updated as the summer rolls on!