I’m in the hotel room and will head down to the lobby in about 30 minutes to get on the bus with my skis. I’m a little nervous but was able to eat a good breakfast and take my vitamins. I’m ready to go.

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Before getting on the bus with my teammates to ski the 25K marathon

About a month ago there was a race at Lake Tahoe that some of my teammates participated in. “Are you skiing in the race?” One teammate asked another.

“Well, I’ll be skiing with a number on.” Was the reply. That’s my attitude about today’s race.

Last night at our carb-loading pasta dinner, Coach George said we should relax and enjoy the race. “You have accomplished so much to get here. You will all do well but don’t let your desire to perform in the marathon overshadow everything else. Don’t give it that power.”

Good advice.

Weather Forecast: the temperature is about 15 F right now but the sun is not up yet. It’s supposed to be cloudy and warm up to 25 F / -4 C with a 15 MPH wind.

And there is a chance of moose. I’ll have my camera ready.

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