Last Monday I took a road trip. I piled a few pairs of skis into my hatch back, a small bag of clothes, a tooth brush and headed west. Guiding my little green Focus through the elements of Rogers Pass and twisting through the undulating Rockies I made it to Vernon, British Columbia.
It was my first solo trip of any real distance. The stack of accessible driver friendly food that sat in the passenger seat was more than enough for a trip twice the length. You can never be too careful, never want to go hangry behind the wheel.
With the help of hummus and homemade bread, my little focus and I powered through and made it to Vernon. Even though it was my 8th time headed to Vernon's Winter Wonderland, I was once again in awe of the perfectly groomed fresh tracks and piles of fresh fluffy snow.
After three days skiing and training in Silver Star and Sovereign Lake I piled my skis back into the Focus, brimmed my tank, and set off back to Canmore. The company of Steven Fry reciting Harry Potter kept me focused and alert on the journey home.
Over the course of the previous week I have been fine tuning and tweaking for the start of the race season. I am relaxed and feeling more confident then ever. First races of the season will take place in Canmore, and then back to Silver Star.