Tenerife! This was one of the few vacations I've taken with only Ross and with no orienteering (but lots of running!) It was awesome.
|The off-limits (due to snow) Teide in the background.|
|The IESU work team|
|Silva League in Småland. Photo by Matija|
|Linné Team 2!|
|Handing off to Elisa. Photo by Ken Walker|
I went to Venice three separate times this year, mostly for training but also snuck in some site-seeing with Cristina and Melissa the first time.
Jukola was far north this year. Our flight was delayed and we took a long team-bonding bus ride north. I ran first leg on team 2, and I had an awesome starting spot, since team 2 did so well last year. I had a really good race, spiking my controls and staying ahead of most of the pack.
|Oh, Finnish, you funny language you.|
|If you are ever here, buy ALL of their cookies!|
|sunshine and views|
|Over the bridges of Venice. Photo by Ken Walker|
|Victory couch! Photo by Ken Walker|
|Finishing my leg in sprint relay. Photo by Ken Walker|
|Tagging off to Alex, who had an awesome leg. Photo by Ken Walker|
|Mountain biking in the Dolomites|
|Trying on local fashion|
|Sunset over Lake Como|
|Dinner on the porch in Bellagio|
|View down to Bellagio|
|Look at the view! (This happened a lot)|
|But we also had days like this!|
|Running in the shadow of Zermatt|
|Hanging around with my besties.|
Swedish relay championships were another opportunity for me to run first leg again this year and use the speed that I worked so hard to build this year. I cut too sharply in front of someone near the end of the race and they stepped on my shoe, pulling it off. I lost a bit of time trying to get it back on again, but then got to run hard to try to catch back up again!
|SM Relay. Photo by Lars Rönnols|
|The Björn Kjellström trophy, with the female gold medalists from the weekend.|
|photo by Chris Joyce, our awesome photographer|
2014, I'm going to miss you. As one can tell from reading this, I love racing and traveling.
I love competing. I love feeling fast and strong and focused in the forest.
But more than all that, I love Ross :)
2015, you have a lot to live up to. Looking forward to it!