Looking Back: Junior Nationals
Unfortunately, I’m back in Maine. I say unfortunately because I wish I didn’t have to go! Junior Nationals was such a fun, amazing week. I met so many awesome people, skied some of the best races of my high school career, and got to explore Fairbanks.
I didn’t have the best sprint on Thursday, but I didn’t let it bring me down- the race I had been looking forward to was coming up on Saturday! The 10k mass start classic was right around the corner.
Saturday was one of the most fun and exciting races I’ve ever had. It was also one of my best races I’ve ever had. I ended up 17 overall, but with the three Norwegian guests at the top of the pack, I ended up 13!!!!! It was the perfect way to end my ski season.
I’m home for two more weeks and then I’m back to school. Between then, I’ll be resting, enjoying time with my mom (and maybe a trip to see my sister), catching up with friends, and finishing my senior Four Point. I’ll ease my way back into running over the next week because when I get back, I start running track alongside Telstar! From what I’ve heard, the skiing at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center is incredible, so I’ll be heading up there and skiing with my mom and friends!
Here are a few photos from my week in Fairbanks. Thanks to Nick and all of my Gould coaches, the wax techs, the JN’s coaches, volunteers, and my mom for helping me get out there and having the best races yet!