The summer has been busy busy but it is winding down and we are starting to see signs of fall (snow on top of Baldy right now)!
I have had an epic summer with lots of focused training, adventures in the mountains, and a big trip down to Australia for a month of skiing!
Instead of blabbering on about my summer, I will let the photos do the talking (with a side of commentary)
Coach Colin and I finished up our final Over Distance workout in Bend, OR with a skin and shred on Mount Bachelor. Fun to rip down with Monica Smith!
A recovery run to Goat Lake with my sister, Oliva!
Off day necessities – A lazy morning, my sister, and a big cup of Lizzy’s Fresh Coffee!
Gold Team women and the summer training group post Harpers TT
Endless ridge – pretty fun to have run a good chunk of the Boulder Mountain ridge
My favorite bike partner, Morgan Arritola getting after it on an early Sunday morning!
One of many OD runs in the mountains
Practicing our golf swing at Sun Valley. We need some practice
Exploring new zones with some good company
A big volume week means lots of adventures. Lucky to have some adventurous friends! We may not have hiked the right peak, but at least we did a peak. Proud of us!
One of the first skis Down Unda (Australia) was pretty epic.
Nothing better than training with my double teammate Kelsey Phinney. #teammadshus #goldteam
Deedra Irwin trying to teach me how to do a handstand. I mastered it and even did a one-armed stand. #talent
A beautiful crust cruise on an endless ridge overlooking Falls Creeks!
A nice escape from winter in Mount Beauty. Hard to believe that there is perfect ski conditions 30 minutes up the hill
Early morning rip with the whole gang
Post skate sprint race with my Madshus girls!
These two always wanting me to take photos of them.
After a month of talking to humans, Matthew decided it was time to talk to the cows. At least they listen to his stories
Super fun racing with Deedra Irwin in the Kangaroo Hoppet!
Matthew getting in some turns mid crust cruise
After spending a month in Falls Creek, I ventured to Melbourne (the Coffee Capital of the World) and it was amazing.
Seriously, it was amazing.
Quite the view from the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere
Trying to get the shot and failing.
After Melbourne, I visited Sydney and had an amazing vacation with some family friends.
Maybe the best part of the trip down unda was this day. #epic
Meet Cloudy. He is a foster kangaroo that can’t be released into the wild for a multitude of reasons so we became quite good friends.
Now that ski vacation and beach vacation are over, I am back in Sun Valley. Fall training is in full swing and we are gearing up for a fun winter of racing!
Next stop, Canmore in T – 5 weeks, 5 days!