Or so it would seem. And you guessed it. I have another one tomorrow.
Today. Oh today…. Today went a baby step better than yesterday. So I guess you could say it went as planned? I managed to properly loose the race in a matter of seconds. Awesome yes? Thats biathlon for you. You can go from a solid 15 seconds up to a minute back in a matter of seconds. As my coach would say, “Corrine, you have fallen in love with the most amazingly frustrating sport on the planet.” And I think that is a perfectly accurate picture.
So as my love affair with biathlon rages on I only hope I can put together better and better days.
Fun Fact: After the race tomorrow I will have successfully doubled my time on snow this season! Wild, right?
Although I am not where I would like to be right now and not where I know I could be right now. I’m ok with it. (ok obviously I want much much more, but to keep me from ripping my hair out with shear frustration…. I am ok with it, I am ok with it, I am ok with it. has become my mantra)
So its not ideal. But here’s the thing. Even with all the nonsense of the last few months I’m further ahead than I was at this point last season. And even though my racing form is far from right on and I’m far from 100%… I’m happy. Mostly because for the first time since August I am able to ski with out being in constant pain. And I will take that over great races right now! Because being able to ski without every single pole plant shooting searing pain through my arm and shoulder is something that I am so truly grateful for.