Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Hi everyone!

Thanks RecipeGirl for touching base over here and reminding me to get something up here.

It's been a challenging and busy month for me making it difficult to have much to post about here. Ski racing has been time consuming and somewhat emotional this year. Between challenging athletes and freezing cold conditions we've not gotten as much done this year as I would like. This week has been especially difficult. On Thursday February 14th tragedy hit the Team Summit family when the mother of one of my athletes died suddenly. Tomorrow is her funeral which I will attend. This is the second funeral I've had to attend related to some sort of teaching I do. Over 7 years ago I attended the funeral of a young boy that had been in my religious education class. He had fought and won the battle against brain cancer but succumbed a week after being declared cancer free to an infect from the shunt he had. The memories of Peter and his funeral have been raw this week as well.

Skiing on my own, however, has been fantastic! I had a great day with a bunch of people from skiing bulletin boards at Copper Mountain and explored areas I never get to see with the kids. I've skied with other friends and am really loving this season.

Food! I've honestly not done a whole lot special. Cooking has been only enough to survive and surely not inspired. Oh, I did visit Larkburger in Edwards (near Dish) and had the best burger of my life. A wonderful burger with Tillamook cheddar cheese and truffle aioli and truffle parmesan french fries. I think I'm spoiled for anything else!

I hope to post more in the near future but if I can't, I will be back when the season calms for me a bit.

1 comment:

RecipeGirl said...

So sorry to hear about the tragic events and sad memories :(

Glad to hear that you're having fun skiing. You've certainly had lots of snow to play in!

Our friend has a couple of restaurants up there in your mountains (Aspen, I think?) I'll let you know what they are and you can check them out sometime.

Happy you're back :)