Mission impossible?

If you don’t hear from me in a few days…call the authorities.  search and rescue. my mom.

Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic but tomorrow the women’s team will be biking back from Jericho VT via back roads to Lake Placid NY. …and its suppose to be the hottest day of the week!  Just our luck.  The boys did the same ride on monday.  It took them 7 hours in the saddle.  For now I’ve got my heart set on 9.  calling it safe.  playing it safe?

Our camp is coming to a close here in Vermont.  Its about that time.  Living in the army barracks seems to lose its allure after the first humid night or so.  I have to say…we’ve had a really great camp.  Some good, some not so good.  Yesterday the whole team struggled a little bit, fatigue was setting in, tired limbs, tired minds.  Shooting was not going well all around.  But after a good nights  sleep we were all back at it again this morning, and things went really well.  Days like today make you feel like you are improving.  That you are taking those strides forward.

So for now (since I might feel differently during and after the bike ride tomorrow) camp has been wonderful and productive.  The national guard men and women (but mostly men) we’ve shared the ethan allen base with this past week have all been super nice.  We’ve taken over a little coffee shop down the road to get our internet fix and caffeine injection almost every day we’ve been here.  The Village Cup, or “athlete” cup, has been wonderful…although its good we are leaving…their baked goods are much to tasty and far too bad for me.   One can, or rather should, only eat so many mocha brownies.

I’m looking forward to getting back to lake placid. Yes the air conditioning is a plus alright.  Time to catch up with some people.  Catch my breath. Take some really good naps.  I’m prepared to have my body completely quit on me tomorrow, but I’ve got my fingers crossed nothing goes too wrong.  See you on the other side, mission implausable….I mean mission super fun bike butt is just around the corner.  But first….Bear for dinner!!!!



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