One Athlete's Mind
The first three weeks of year two in Nipissing's Phys. Ed. program are now in the books! In attempt to provide more time for my training and recovery this year, I decided to go with 4 courses per semester instead of a full five course load. My courses this year are far more interesting than last year, with my anatomy course definitely being a big favorite.
Being the person that I am, I don't really have a lot to say about the school side of things, but with the beginning of the school year comes cross country running season, and that I could talk about for a while :p. And if just being able to race again wasn't enough, my girlfriend Stephanie joined the team this year too! It's been really cool to have her racing there with me, and getting super excited/invested in her race instead of just my own has made the whole racing experience way more fun!
The season kicked off with a new race for us over at McGill University in Montreal, where we got to race against schools from Ontario, Quebec and even several American schools. With a significantly stronger summer of training than last year, I've been able to make some big improvements over my results and times from last year, running the 6km race at McGill in a time of 20:12, allowing me to squeak into the top 20 for a 19th place finish. This worked out to around a 3:22/km pace, which is 8 seconds/km faster than what I hoped my pace would be for this season. As a team both our men's and women's finished 14th, a good start to the season for both of our squads.
The following weekend brought the annual London race, and for me some painful memories from last year. Let's just say last year's race plan didn't exactly line up with my fitness level at the time, and I paid for it horribly in the last 3km. But fortunately this year, the weather held out for some perfect running conditions, and I my race plan DID line up with my current fitness level, and I was able to have another race like the previous weekend, running the 8km course in 27:21, just over a minute faster than my time from last year.
Here's a link to our team's photo page where you can find some shots from our last couple weekends of racing:
This week we've finally had a weekend "off" to get some recovery in before our next races in Waterloo on October 4th. And being one of the only weekends we're actually in town, yesterday brought Stephanie and I out to Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park for our hiking practical course for our Phys. Ed. program. We couldn't have asked for a nicer day to spend out in the bush; the colors in the trees up here around North Bay are just gorgeous right now! So we spent the day out in the Park seeing some beautiful new scenery, and learning some important tips about hiking and navigating.
A few weeks ago we also completed our canoeing practical, a 2 day course in learning how to properly maneuver and handle a canoe. So between the two practicals we've completed so far this year, I'm becoming more and more of an outdoors-y person! The last practical of this semester will something a little different, gymnastics! I foresee it being much like my dance practical from last year; I'll likely make a fool of myself, small chance of injury, but I think it's going to be a ton of fun!
While I am thoroughly enjoying this running season, I'm starting to get a little itchy to get back on snow and get this ski season underway! Training has been going really well all year, and if this running season is any indication of how things might unfold this winter, I think it could be a great year of racing!
That's about all I can think of for now, so to wrap this up I'll leave you with a fragment of my latest favorite quote.
"... And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." - Marianne Williamson
In an attempt to give some life back to this website of mine, I thought I'd give it a new look... I know I've tried this before, but this time it's going to work!
So my last blog post seems to be from last December... yikes. Before I get into my usual ramblings of what I've been up to, I just want to say that I really appreciate the support from everyone that has been reading my blog and following along in my exploits over the years. Knowing that people are reading and have a real interest in what I am trying to achieve has been a huge motivator for me ever since I started this blog 5 years ago. So while I can't guarantee that I'll have weekly blog posts like I used to (yes, there was a time when I was that on the ball!), I am going to insure that this website stays up to date on what's going on!
So, seven months is a long time to recap, so long story short, I had an amazing first year of University! I couldn't have hoped for a smoother transition from the training centre life to full time studies. My grades were right around what I hoped for, my results at Nationals made up for my disappointing performance at OUA's, and the Nipissing Male Athlete of the Year Award just topped off a great first year!
Since the end of school in April I've been keeping busy with my training, battled some nasty allergies for a few weeks, but most notably I've been learning about a whole new world of horses and barrel racing with my girlfriend Stephanie. It's been a really fun and interesting few months seeing an equivalent perspective on the world of race horses as my own level of involvement in skiing (if that made any sense..). And while horses may have always scared me a bit, I'm proud to say I think I'm finally over that fear haha.
Over the years I've been told I have to be a little crazy to do what I do, and lucky for me, Steph tends to share that trait :p. For the first time since the beginning on my April dip tradition 5 or 6 years ago, I finally had someone keep me company this year! This is Penetang Bay back in April, and yes, that is ice in the background.
On the training front, I am super excited about the newest addition to the coaching staff here at Nipissing. Ex-National team skier Dave Nighbor has joined us as Nipissing's Assistant Coach, and having already accomplished in his life what I hope to one day achieve, I am incredibly excited to be working with Dave this year! I also was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend a dryland camp down at Highlands Nordic last weekend in a coaching role alongside some great coaches from down south. It was great to see such an energetic and excited group of young athletes, and I was shocked by the level of talent and focus in such young athletes. Despite the heat we still managed to get some great training in, so big thanks to Rick Dickey and Ron Howden for inviting me down to be a part of it!
I'm now back in North Bay, getting into some bigger training hours and starting some part time work, so things are starting to get a little busier up here these days.
Thanks for reading everyone! Happy summer!
I guess one perk of racing so late in the day is that it gives me tons of sitting around time to blog! (And allows all those back in Ontario to watch the races at a not so ungodly hour). I've done 3 races so far, and will hopefully have three more before the end of the weekend (I say hopefully because we haven't picked the relay team for Thursday yet).
My first race was the 15km pursuit last Thursday, followed by the classic sprint on Saturday and the mixed team sprint on Sunday. If I had to pick one race to demonstrate the depth of the field here it would have to be the sprint qualifier on Saturday. I had a pretty solid race, feeling strong and able to push hard from start to finish. So when I caught the Swiss guy who started 15 seconds ahead of me I knew I must be having a good race. Until I crossed the line and saw 2 Kazaks coming in about 15 seconds behind me (one of them won the qualifier). I ended up finishing 15 seconds behind the winner, in 48th place. My thought when seeing those results: "We're not in Canada anymore."
The next day was the mixed team sprint, and probably the most fun race I've had yet. For anyone who doesn't know, a mixed team sprint is two people per team, one guy one girl, trading back and forth between laps of the sprint course until each person has done 3 laps. Usually these races are separated by gender, so the mixed aspect of this race added a fun new twist to what was already one of my favorite events. Camille Pepin, from Laval University, and I teamed up and had a good battle with the the Swiss, Italian and French teams and despite some Ukranian interference and some tough second laps, we both skied strong right to the end.
Yesterday I took a much needed day off and the team headed up to Moena to check out the town and do some shopping. All of these little towns in northern Italy seem pretty similar to me, but they're all so nice it still makes me smile every time I visit a new one.
I have my 4th race coming up in... 5 hours from now, the 10km skate individual start. With a field of over 100 guys, many of whom are top 40 World Cup material, this is looking to be the toughest of races so far, so it should be a good one! So if anyone is looking for something to do this morning, you can check it out here!
Well, I think that's about it for now. Thanks for reading!
No better time than the present to get back into blogging, right?! (awkward collar tug). As you may know, last May I was selected for Team Canada for the 2013 World University Games. And now, 8 months of training later, here I am!
Last Friday I wrote my last two exams of my first semester at Nipissing U, and the next day marked the beginning of my trip over to Italy. I got to spend one night back home in Penetang with the folks to recharge a bit before hopping on the plane in Toronto and heading to Paris France where my 7 hour layover was waiting for me.
As soon as I got off the plane I found out one of my teammates, Matthias Purdon, had been on the same flight, so instead of sitting around Charles de Gaulle airport, we got on the train and headed for Paris. At first when we got into the streets I joked about trying to find the Eiffel Tower, but after a few minutes of that it turned into more of a factual statement: "we need to find the Eiffel Tower." (it just seemed wrong to go to Paris and not see it). So we wandered about for a few hours, during which we found ourselves in one of the coolest places I have ever been:
We still managed to make it back to the airport with a couple hours to spare, and after all the excitement my adventure buddy needed a break...
We then boarded our last flight, along with the USA snowboarding team, and made our way to Verona Italy. By the time we arrived, I had been awake for 25/28 hours, so I was looking forward to a quick one hour shuttle to my hotel. To my surprise however, it wasn't for another 5.5 hours before I was able to climb into bed. But wow did I sleep well that night!
Yesterday morning I met up with the rest of the team and we made our way to the race site where I got a start on ski testing and checked out the courses for the first time. There is no natural snow here, but it looks like they've been making it for a while so everything should be good to go for my first race tomorrow (15km pursuit).
I've been told this website should be good for watching live feeds of the events over here, starting with the opening ceremonies which start later today (Wednesday at noon in Ontario I believe):
Well I think that's enough of me for now. Ill try to keep throwing some updates up here as the days go by. To my friends still writing exams, hope everything's going well! And to everyone else, all the best and thanks for reading!
It's been so long I don't even remember how to write one of these... Lucky for me it's just a blog so there aren't too many rules :P.
So 2013 Nationals went well. The event brought me back to the beautiful Whistler Olympic Park in Callaghan Valley British Columbia, where I once had the worst races of my life, and I can now say it's where I've had the best races of my life! I really couldn't have asked for a better week. Blue skies all 10 days we were there, beautiful spring like temperatures, and the best skiers in Canada were the makings of my favorite Nationals to date. Racing kicked off with the Team Sprint in which my long time friend and teammate Bob Thompson and I teamed up for a 7th place finish, our best result yet! The next day brought the first individual race of the week, a 10km Skate individual start, and my week continued to brighten. This was probably the most fun race I've done in a couple years, and lucky for me it brought me to a 14th (Canadian) finishing spot, my best result to date. A couple days later gave me a more humbling experience as I slogged my way through a tough 15km Classic individual start race in which another top 15 result just wasn't in the cards.
But two days later was the 1.6km Classic Sprint race, and what a fun day that was! A few minutes before the start of my qualifier I reminded myself about how one year ago, when I failed to qualify for the heats (context for those who don't know: a cross country ski sprint race involves a timed individual qualifier in the morning, from which only the top 30 athletes advance to the heats) at the 2012 National Championships, I told myself that would be the last time I would ever fail to do so. Having failed to keep that promise earlier this season, let's just say I was motivated to have a good time. And alas, I finished with a time good enough to qualify in 26th place. I was quite pleased with myself, but I couldn't help remember that every other time I have ever advanced to the heats in the Senior Men category, I was always a very comfortable last place in my quarterfinal. But with my fitness FINALLY coming through that week, I was able to silence that old tidbit by finishing 4th in my quarterfinal and moving up to an 18th final ranking. And with the international racers taken out of the mix, I was the 13th Canadian, improving my PB from a few days earlier by one spot.
The day of my first 50km Skate race arrived on the final day of competition. Unfortunately due to some lower leg issues during the middle 20km, I was unable to top my results from earlier in the week, but once I managed to shake those pains I had a delightful last 20km and fought my way back to a 22nd finish, 18th Cdn. So all in all, a fantastic week of racing and reclaiming my passion for this wonderful sport.
A couple weeks before Nationals I started contemplating what my plans might be for the 2013-2014 year. After lots of pondering different paths and what I wanted to do, I decided to start looking for a University program that would allow me to get a start on an education, while still allowing me to train and continue progressing towards my skiing goals. There's a saying I'm not quite thinking of... something to the effect of "Look and you shall find," and find I did. After a couple weeks of negotiations, I met with the Head Coach of the Nipissing University ski team while we were at Nationals and signed a contract for an 'Athletic Financial Award' that will allow me to ski for Nipissing, and attend school full time next Fall for a nicely subsidized tuition cost!
And last week, about a month after enrolling in University, I received an email naming me to the 2013 FISU Canadian Nordic Ski Team for the Universiade in Trentino, Italy. In other words, I made Team Canada for the 2013 World University Games! This means I'll be heading over to Northern Italy in December for two weeks of international competition!
So big plans for next year! And as for the next few months, I am back living in Penetang for the summer. While the weather isn't helping my work schedule these days, I must say the thought of being back in Penetang for the summer months is just delightful. 4 years without the anything remotely close to the lovely beaches of Georgian Bay does not a great summer make.
Who'd a' thunk I could sum up the past several months in just 6 paragraphs :P.
Hope you enjoyed the read!
Until next time,
Wow, my last update was from Telemark... Sorry about that...
It has been quite the past month or so in the life of Jordan, with lots of traveling and lots of new experiences. With my training season basically over now, I am pleased to say that I couldn't be happier with how the past 6 months have gone. I made some significant changes to how I trained this year, and time will tell how those changes impact my racing season, but I am definitely feeling great and CANNOT WAIT to start racing!!!
So, my last post was written well before my last big training block, so I'll fill you in on how things went during that in my second trip out to Canmore of the year. This time we were way more prepared for a 23 hour road trip. Here is how we passed the time... Hmmm, crap. I can't seem to get the photo to work... OK, well we managed to rig up a laptop and strap (with lots of duct tape) to the ceiling of the van. We then inverted the screen so that it was no longer upside down, set up another rigging behind us on the ceiling for some speakers, hooked everything up and proceeded to watch several movies in our very own movie theatre/team van. It was truly awesome.
For some reason unknown to me, this time around in Canmore the altitude really took it's toll on me for the first week of training. I didn't let it slow me down too much though, getting over 20 hours of on snow time in those first 6 days. After my first intensity on snow, I started getting used to the altitude and was able to hammer out another 20+ hour week on that glorious 1.8km Frozen Thunder loop, and finished that week off with a Classic Sprint, followed by a 10km Skate TT (time trial). As you can imagine, after 45 hours or so of training over those 2 weeks, those races were difficult to say the least. Despite my fatigue I still managed to feel surprisingly strong double poling in the Classic Sprint (though the uphill was a little daunting), but the next day my body was having none of it when I asked it to ski fast for 10 more kilometers. That TT was my signal that it had been a fantastic 2 weeks of skiing, but it was time to shut'er down. I took it easy for my last couple days in Canmore before boarding a plane and heading to Guelph to visit Jacquelyn.
I had a great little adventure navigating my way to Guelph from the Pearson Airport. Being a big time small town guy, I can't say I have much (or any) city transit experience, so I made sure I had a very tentative plan before I left Canmore that morning. But to my surprise and relief, that plan worked beautifully and I even got to ride on a train :D!
After a very nice visit in Guelph with Jacquelyn, my wonderful parents came down and picked us both up and we all headed back to Penetang for the weekend. Thank you to everyone who made my visit home so enjoyably fun and relaxed. It was really great to see some family and old friends again!
Nov. 5 I returned to Thunder Bay to continue recovering from Canmore and start preparing for the race season. It may have taken a little longer than I anticipated, but as of a few days ago I am now back into a normal training load, carefully creating my training plan to get me ready for my first races on Dec. 1st and 2nd. These races will take place in, you guessed it, Canmore AB, and will be arguably some of the biggest races of my season. With the World Cup coming to Canada for two weeks this December, these races will be selection races to decide who from Canada will get to represent our country on home soil. So while this may not be my biggest goal of the year, it will be my first opportunity to qualify to race in a World Cup, so I will be doing everything in my power to make my World Cup debut in a few weeks time!
I have a little under one more week here in Thunder Bay before starting my third road trip of year out to Canmore next Thursday, Nov. 22nd. The plan is to train for a couple days after we arrive, do one TT on snow with some other training centre teams, and then begin preparing for the races. I’ll try to do another post after those first races in Canmore to let everyone know where I am heading next, but if you want to follow along for yourselves the results should be posted live as the races are happening at www.zone4.ca .
Until next time,
Is it just me or did September just fly by? I can't believe it's already Thanksgiving! Only seven weeks from today until my first race of the season (wow, I just counted that out on my calendar... looks like time will continue to fly by)!
A couple weeks ago the team and I headed about five and a half hours south to Telemark Wisconsin for a 6 day intensity camp. We stayed at the Telemark Resort and Conference Centre, home of the American Birkie (a very highly attended, some might even say prestigious, 50km race that takes place every February). Having never raced in the USA save for Washington, this was my first time to Telemark, and it did not disappoint. The training venues were really awesome, with downhill ski slopes right outside our doors for ski striding intensity, and great roads for rollerskiing.
Because I feel like these posts are seriously lacking in visual aids, here is a video from my training down south. (it's from a long zone 1 rollerski, so I apologize for it's potential lack of entertainment).
This camp marked the end of quite the doozie of a month long training block, so once I got back to town I took it a bit easier to try to recover from that and get ready for the next training cycle. I was a weird kind of tired after that training block, a kind that I had never really experienced before so it was quite interesting (as I'm saying this in my head I realize it's probably not that interesting to others hahaha...). Simply put, I think my mind just needed a little rest and some time to get it's grip so that I could get back to training with a positive outlook on things again. And thankfully, a little under halfway through my 4 hour rollerski earlier today, everything in my mind clicked back into place and now I'm back to lovin' life.
I am now 4 days into my next training block, and in 10 days from now I'll be back in the van for my second trip to Canmore of the year. For those that don't know, the Canmore Nordic Center stock piles snow through the summer and lays it out over a few kilometers every October so that athletes like myself can have the opportunity to train on snow before the race season begins. So I will be spending two weeks out there trying to cram as much on snow time in as I can before October 30, when I'll be flying back to Ontario.
Not long after that (November 10 to be specific), NDC Thunder Bay will be hosting our annual Nordicfest Fundraiser here in Thunder Bay. This is a social event with an awesome dinner, as well as a silent auction. There may be a live auction as well for bigger items (there was last year) but I haven't heard one way or another for this year. But either way, it's always a great night to meet people, support a worthy cause, and have a great time. ... I didn't mean for that to be a big advertisement, but feel free to contact me if you're interested in getting tickets haha... Sorry about that.
But anyway, I think that's about it on the "what's new with Jordan" front. I hope everyone is loving this Fall weather as much as I am!
Until next time,
"Peace begins when expectations end." - Sri Chimnoy
Yikes! Lots to cover in this morning's blog post. It's been a really awesome month and a half of traveling, but I must say it's nice to be back at my house in Thunder Bay. My journey began around the 18th of July when the team and I loaded everything into the van and started the long drive out to Canmore AB. We broke it up into a 2 day drive, staying at a motel somewhere in Manitoba, a little over the 10 hour mark. The next day we hit the road around 7am to finish the remaining 13 hours it would take to arrive at our destination. While it was definitely the longest road trip I've ever done, I was shocked at how quickly the time went by, especially considering how few distractions I had to take my mind off the time.
After arriving in Canmore, we spent a few days training in my old home before heading up to the Haig Glacier for our first of two 4 day stints on the glacier. I had an amazing first 4 days on snow that week, getting tons of skiing with a huge technique focus with lots of positive and constructive feedback from the coaches.
Volume training on the Haig Glacier
Following those 4 days on the Haig, we headed back down to Canmore for one night, after which we did one last intensity workout before piling back into the van and heading to Revelstoke B.C. for a week of dryland training. Despite the nasty sand flies that drove a few of us a little crazy by the end of the week, it was a really great week of training at a great volume training venue, Mt. Revelstoke. The road to the top of the mountain is about 25km of twisting and turning around the switchbacks, and was about a 1500m increase in altitude, so a very good climb. Taking between 3 and 3.5 hours for me to reach the top, it was a great place for me to log some big hours and get some great climbing training in.
Sprints during a long rollerski up Mt. Revelstoke
Following our stay in Revelstoke, we headed back to Canmore for a few more days of dryland training before heading back up to the glacier for the last 4 days of our camp. Despite starting to feel a bit of fatigue, this last stay on the glacier was a really great block of training for me. Getting an early start on the morning of my birthday, myself and a few other teammates ran into the glacier, quickly got changed into ski gear once we arrived at the camp, and then continued on our way up to the glacier where I skied for another 2 hours before heading back down to camp. This was a really awesome training day for me, not only because it was the first time I had ever skied on my birthday, but it was also the longest workout I have completed to date, at a little over 6 hours. After completing that workout, I was definitely a little tired, but very excited for the 3 days to come. Throughout those 3 days I did a lot more volume and technique work, which is always the main focus on the Haig, and finished up a really awesome 3 week training camp!
Striding technique work on the Haig Glacier
After doing some pretty big hours over the course of those 3 weeks, it's safe to say I was pretty tired, and eagerly awaiting my journey home to Penetang for 2 weeks of family time. My last few visits home have been really great, getting to see my family and friends who I haven't seen in a while, and this visit was no exception! I was shocked, and thrilled, at how slowly the first week of my visit went by, especially considering how much fun I was having ("time flies when you're having fun" really didn't apply here). That first week included a great day at the Toronto Zoo with Jacquelyn and her sister Lindsey (where we saved the day by tracking down a lost child's family), as well as a very fun day with my Dad and Jacquelyn at the Balm Beach Go-Karts and Mini-Putt. That week was also spent getting everything ready for my fundraiser which took place on August 18th. Despite a very nervous first 30 minutes or so when we were wondering if anyone would show up, we ended up getting probably 30 -40 people out, and the night was a huge success! Special thanks to Jacquelyn for all her help both in organizing and running the event, as well as my parents, Pam Holt, and everyone else who donated and made it such a great night!
Myself and the big winner of the evening, Duncan Mitchell. Duncan won 4 of the 8 prizes available that night!
Sadly time seemed to speed up drastically for my second week home, but it was still a great week spent at home! Last Saturday, August 25th, marked the first day of the SOD (Southern Ontario District) training camp at Hardwood Ski and Bike. This camp is held every year to provide young skiers from across the province with a chance to get some great training in with like minded athletes, and also to receive some of the best coaching Ontario has to offer. This year I, along with 6 other teammates and our Head coach, also attended in order to give the athletes some extra help with coaching, as well as answering questions and talking to them about life as a full time cross country skier. The camp went very well, and as always was wrapped up by a running race on the trails at Hardwood. Having not competed in a race in a while, I took this as a good opportunity to practice getting myself into my race head and really pushing myself to get everything out of my body. I had a great race, taking the top spot by 25 seconds over a very speedy young runner who took 4th place at this year's OFSAA 3,000m race, and my teammate Jack Carlyle took third to round off the podium.
Following the race and the conclusion of the camp, my teammates and I headed to the gym for one last strength workout before driving to Pearson airport for our 9pm flight home to Thunder Bay. It's been a really amazing 6 weeks on the road, full of great training and great people. I'm now back in Tbay for 2 weeks before my next training camp taking place in Hayward, Wisconsin.
Phew, that was a long one! Hope everyone has had a great summer! Thanks for reading!!
"If you have inner peace, nobody can force you to be a slave to the outer reality."
- Sri Chinmoy
Hello Worldwide Web! I apologize for my serious lack of blogging this past month, but I have been hard at work training for my best season yet! I had a great 3 week training camp out in Western Canada where I managed to get 8 days on snow! But I'm going to save those tales for next week...
For now, I have big news! This Saturday, August 18th, we will be holding a fundraising concert to raise money for my race season this winter. Some local musicians including the band Solid Oak Tree and Jeremy Ward will be playing throughout the evening, and there will be a number of prizes available throughout the evening as well. There will be a $10 cover charge to get in, and alcohol will be available which means, sorry to the youngins', but anyone under the age of 19 will not be able to attend.
It will be a great night of fun and music, so if you're looking for something to do this Saturday night, bring your friends and join us at the Windritfter at 847 Vindin St. in Midland! It's because of the great support from our Penetang/Midland community that I am able to train with the National Development Centre teams and work my way up the Canadian ranks. So to all of my sponsors and everyone attending this fundraiser, THANK YOU!!
I wanted to do a blog post about something other than a recap of a specific training block or camp, and decided I'd share my new found hobby.
This May as I was beginning my 2012/2013 training season, I decided that I wanted to improve my balance, and along with that, my core strength. Not necessarily because my balance or core strength were bad before, just because I knew that those were some areas where I could definitely benefit from some improvement.
So over the past couple months, I have been doing a lot more core strength conditioning than I have in the past, and it's been very fun to see the improvements it has made it my balance. Totally unrelated but that just reminded me of this: it's much like the improvements in my flexibility thanks to stretching, I can now thoroughly pretzel myself in a glute stretching position I never thought I'd be able to do. But back to the core/balance topic...
My roommate/teammate Nick brought a wobble board (much like the one above) back to our house when he returned in May, which is the object of this new hobby. When he first brought it back, my best time balancing on it was about 6 seconds, which I thought was rather sad. But since then I've been working to improve that time, and with the help of all the core work I've been doing, I have just set our household record, rather untouchable in the foreseeable future in my opinio for standing on it with two feet spread apart, at 10 minutes and 22 seconds. As one would expect with highly competitive athletes living in the same house trying to do something well, we have now made up a record chart that will be going on our wall with records for two feet, left foot and right foot.
So that's my story of the day, and the latest in "what's Jordan working on these days?" Aside from becoming a rather speedy skier of course (though I guess it's still related).
Until next time,
Happy wobbling! (Or not, in my case ;) )
Jordan Cascagnette, Student-Athlete, Ski Coach