While the rest of this winter has been "light" on the snowfall, February is trying to make up for it in its last week. Friday night we had a 17'' (yes, you read correctly: seventeen inches) storm followed closely by another 5'' last night. And the forecast has lots of snowflakes on each day of the next week too!
The new snowfall put a bit of a damper on the 10th Mountain Women's Day, which happened on Saturday morning. Not everyone was able to make it up for the event even after they delayed it till lunch time. I know Seth and I spent a solid two hours digging and snow blowing our way out of the driveway...and ours is a short driveway! For those who did make it out, the afternoon was a great time though and I hear that the snowshoe poker run after I left was a big success.
Sunday brought two more Aroostook Cups in Caribou. I only did the first, a mass start 5k skate race at Caribou High School. The second was a mass start 7.5k classic race at the Caribou Country Club. Both events were an awesome time. I wish I could have done the second as well but I had a biathlon time trial on Monday so I had to preserve some energy for that. I did take 1st in the women's skate race and 7th overall.
Monday was my most successful shooting effort at race pace yet this year. I did a four-stage pursuit format time trial on very soft trails, making the skiing part a bit harder than expected. Shooting however, was AWESOME! I shot 0,1,1,0 (meaning I hit 18 of 20 shots) for a 90% finish on the day. Great way to end a week of training!
Now, as always, some pictures: