Monday, May 9, 2016

US Biathlon Team Nomination

I was recently named to the US Biathlon A Team for the second year. Based on my two top-25 World Cup finishes from the past season, I moved up to the A2 tier from A3. Here is the official announcement. Congratulations to my teammates, old and new. 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Bed Blog

I spend most of my time on the road. To help my readers understand what that is like, I tried to take a picture of each bed I slept in this year. It is hard to keep track of all the placed I've been, so I referred to my US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) log online. As a member of the national team, I have to tell USADA where I am at all times so they can find me for random drug testing. According to my USADA log, I spent 126 days at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY between April 1, 2015 and April 1, 2016. Otherwise, I was on the road, sleeping in more than 40 different places!

"Home." I spend 2-3 weeks per year here.
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
"The Closet." I lived here for 4 years. Now I spend 2-3 weeks per year here.
Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury, VT
"Room 244." I spent more time here than
anywhere else last year, about 18 weeks.
Olympic Training Center, Lake Placid, NY
La Maison Rose
St. Barthelemy, French West Indies
Summer Training Camp
Torsby, Sweden 
Summer Vacation with the Lewishes
Cape May, NJ
Visiting Maura and Kenny at the Whitebloom's
Cape May, NJ
The barracks at Ethan Allen Military Base. We spend 3-4 weekends here
every summer training and racing on rollerskis.
Jericho, VT
Fall Training Camp
Heber, Utah
Wearing the "happy pants" at World Cup 1
Ostersund, Sweden
World Cup 3
Pokljiuka, Slovenia
Christmas with my family in Europe
Lech, Austria 
New Year's with Erik
Antholz, Italy
One night in transit
Frasdorf, Germany
Sleeping with Annelies at World Cup 4
Ruhpolding, Germany
A palatial triple room at World Cup 5
Ruhpolding, Germany
Pull-out couch, World Cup 6
Antholz, Italy
World Cup 8 at Northern Maine Community College
Presque-Isle, Maine
Egan Media Studio/Guestroom
Burlington, VT
Sjusj√łen, Skisenter. We trained here for a week in November and Frebruary.
Sjusjo√łen, Norway
The king of biathlon watches over me at World Champs
Oslo, Norway
US National Championships
Fort Kent, Maine
Hell
Not pictured:
Constitucion, Chile
Rochester, NY
Cambridge, MA
Boston, MA
Stuart, FL
Colorado Spring, CO
My Tent x3
Montreal Canada x2
Munich, Germany
Riedering, Germany
Hochfilzen, Austria
Innsbruck, Austria
Ley's House in Oslo
Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia
And as a bonus, here is a picture of every item of clothing I wore between
November 16th and March 26th. (Dirndl not shown.)