Saturday, October 20, 2012

1 Week Down

We are 1 week down on the long journey towards the Sochi 2014 Olympics.  Moved in with some great friends near Lake Placid, NY, we are 2 days away from the first set of races of the 2012-2013 Skeleton team trials.  Practices so far have been going very well for Noelle and she has been placing at the top of pack each day.
We are experiencing some technical difficulties with the comfort of the saddle (the part of the sled she lays in and holds on to).  Her first few runs left her some pretty gnarly bruises, so we did some cutting and adjusting only to repeat it again 2 more times.  We finally finished the last set of modifications (fingers crossed) and we'll find out Monday morning when she slides if they worked or not.  The actual races take place on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, (you can visit for a more detailed schedule of upcoming events and races). Noelle is supposed to be sliding in official training on Sunday, but we have decided to forgo any unnecessary sliding on Sunday's.  We are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and feel that we are being blessed for this decision.  Mormons are Christians and as such, we believe in keeping the commandments to the best of our abilities.  We aren't perfect but we do our best continually try to live Christlike lives.  You can find out more at; don't believe the rumors, find out for yourselves.  We're not as weird as people think we are.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us in this journey and making this dream and experience a reality.  We hope that your lives can be touched as much as ours has through the generosity that has been given on our behalf.
I will try and keep this updated as often as possible, anywhere from 1-3 times a week so you can be a part of the journey.

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