9 In ski

switching gears to skiing.

Even though all I can think about is Ironman Canada at Whistler – whoa… I’m really registered! – and even though I’m sad the warm(er) cycling season is nearing an end – I think Tuesday night’s ride was the last tri shorts friendly one of 2012… thanks for biking with me, Sonia! – I am excited for winter.

Whaaa?! Excited for winter?!

Yup.

Minnesota winters = snow = skate skiing!

And, to keep me enthused about the next four months of pain cave trainer rides and 20-degree days – they really aren’t that bad – I registered for my first-ever Birkie (just in time, too, as it filled up on Monday).

This is the ski race in North America… a rolling 50K through the serene Wisconsin woods with a fantastic finish down Hayward’s main street. It’s been on my in this life list for years, and after cheering for Nick and pal Sam this past February, I knew I had to do it in 2013. Even better, eight of my triathlon teammates also signed up, so it’s sure to be a fun season on the ski trails.

So, post Ironman Florida, bring on a blizzard… or three!

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  • hyedi
    10/21/2012 at 12:19 pm

    So fun!

    • sweetsweat
      10/22/2012 at 3:52 pm

      It is! Do you ski?!

  • Candice
    10/21/2012 at 7:31 pm

    awesome and awesome. I am stoked for you Erin.

    • sweetsweat
      10/22/2012 at 3:53 pm

      Thanks, lovely! I’m super excited :)

  • Valerie
    10/24/2012 at 5:27 pm

    Another exciting 2013 event – hope we get great snow for your training!!

    • sweetsweat
      10/24/2012 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks, Valerie! I hope so, too :)

  • Missy Erickson
    10/29/2012 at 8:39 pm

    I want to race in the Birkie SOOOO BAD

    • sweetsweat
      10/29/2012 at 9:02 pm

      Come race it with me! There are fund raising spots still left!

      • Missy Erickson
        11/04/2012 at 12:34 am

        I would absolutely love too. Some day…

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