Braving Long Track Nationals
This weekend U.S. Speedskating held its 2011 Pack Style Long Track National Championships in Roseville, Minnesota. I’m happy to say that I defended my national championship title, and my daughter Antonia had an absolutely spectacular showing to come in second in her age division.
Here’s a picture of one of her starts. She’s the second from the left in the green skinsuit.
Her competition was fierce, and she performed magnificently, even getting a personal best. That’s not easy on an outdoor rink in -12 degree temps with gusting winds. Even an extra layer of spandex doesn’t help. I mean, it’s spandex, after all.
And here’s a photo of the Master-class gals that I skated with. We just love this sport!
A special thanks goes out to my daughter Corina and son, Armando, for their help at the meet and to my husband, Jeff, for his constant support.
May all of us ladies continue to skate until we are old and gray.
While we continue with the laughter and support of each other.
And may we always remember our bib!
Awesome skating in the bitter cold, next time I will hope it is much much warmer.