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    • As Spring Turns to Summer

      July 5, 2017

      dahria_beatty.jpgAfter a busy winter with the most travel I have ever done, my spring was also full of adventure. I have enjoyed every minute of the adventure but staying put in Canmore this past month has given me a much needed chance to come up for air and mentally reset for the upcoming camps and the season ahead. Amidst the travel I have neglected my blogging, so here is what I have been up to since the end of the World Cup season, brought to you on my lovely new website!!

      At the end of last season I was completely exhausted, running on fumes at Nationals I had put my final once of energy into the last WC race of the season in Quebec City where somehow I managed to place a respectable 35th on time of day in the skate pursuit.

      At Nationals skipped the 10km classic to save energy for the Classic Sprint. The Nationals Classic sprint was a race of mental perseverance for me. I’m pretty sure the only reason I made it to the final was because I wanted to secure the Buff Sprint NorAm title for the second consecutive year. Finishing second I was happy to be able to do that. I also started the 30km skate mass start at the end of the week. Although I stopped racing after 12km, I kept skiing and made it to the finish line. For me the highlights of Nationals this year weren’t the races, I think I would have enjoyed myself just as much if I hadn’t even put a bib on and my season had finished in Quebec City. The real highlights were watching so many juvenile girls take the start line, sharing stories and good times at the Fast and Female event and having the opportunity to present the juvenile aggregate awards. Having won the Sofie Manarin award (awarded to the Juvenile aggregate winners) myself back at my first Nationals in 2009, it brought back many great memories from the beginning of my racing career.

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