Chin Up. Head Down.

So I have good news.  The kind of news that makes you do back flips on the inside.  …and break out into spontaneous jigs of joy on the outside.

I had afforded myself enough heartbreak and disappointment with my season after North American Championships.  Physically sick and emotionally exhausted I needed to change my outlook on the remainder of my season.

1. Get healthy.
2. Focus on training for next year.

People mentioned the IBU Cup races in Canmore in February… that they would consider naming more athletes.  All it made me want  to do was  irrationally (and childishly) cover my ears and yell, “LAH LAH LAH I can’t hear you!!!!”  I figured Canmore was a long shot. I had been sick for a month.  I wasn’t going to set myself up for that. Break my heart once shame on you. Break my heart twice shame on me.

Needless to say when I received an email from Max Cobb earlier this week announcing that I would get to start in IBU Cup 6 in Canmore (yep, next weekend) I sort of went into shock.  I had to reread the email not once, not twice, but three times to make sure I had in fact read it right.  Mind Blown.

These will be the most expensive race starts on my (very short) biathlon career.  Better race like they are worth every penny.  The following is a very rash list of my possible fundraising endeavors.

1. Give up my first born child (sorry future kid)

2. Give up an arm or a leg

3. Bake sale (how many cookies does it take to get to Canmore)

4. Sell a kidney.  I only need one anyway right?

5. Hitch hike to Canmore, starting… last week (oops)

6. Other hasty, rash, and unmentionable ideas.

I’ve never been so stoked to be this broke in my life!  Canmore bound on Wednesday!!!!  Send along all those good vibes!

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