So inconsiderate of them to schedule Christmas and New Years just before US Nationals. Don't they know what an important event that is for many-a-cross-country skier? Geesh. But now that I'm all carbo loaded, sugarer-up, and refreshed from seeing old friends and celebrating with family, it's time for some racin'!
What a hectic time of training, packing, and lots of other things to attend to, not to mention baking bread to feed the masses. My last loaf of the year was a hit. I thought it would be appropriate for the Hochstein (Gesundheit!) family gathering if I made an old German holiday favorite.
Don't eat that bread, it's stollen!
Well, gotta hit the road bright and early tomorrow, 27 hours of car time to kill. No bag weight limits, recycled air, or outrageous ticket prices, beats flying! Rumford, here I come, watch out!