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2013-04-29

It's about how I finished my season...

  I didnít have many years in my career that I finished the season when snow was still covering the ground and conditions for skiing still very good. Actually when I think about that, I think this year is the first. Usually I chase any races available around, after World Cups are done, and trying to make some money for family vacation. This year I just went straight to vacation, without even finishing Canadian Nationals. I was exhausted mentally and physically, tank was empty, no juice left, you can call it whatever you want, and youíll be talking about me. 
  Saying all that, I canít complain about my season. It actually turned out the best ever,  with scoring points in pretty much every World Cup Race before Christmas, awesome result at Tour de Ski, and 4th place at the World Championship 15km skate race, which let me finish in top 20 in the World Cup Overall. But then spring cameÖ.and most of the time after World Champs in Val Di Fiemme I was struggling with my health. Seemed like I just didnít have enough energy to fight with that virus, and I was getting ill week after week. Morale was getting low, and I didnít feel like skiing at all, instead I just needed to go back home and spend some time with my family because I havenít seen them for most of the winter. (Thankfully there is a Skype)
   At the end, it was a fun winter. You know, it always fun when you getting a good results, and enjoying yourself. Talking about joy, after some time off and short but nice vacation, I feel like Iím myself again. I want to ski again, play soccer, and start training for Olympic season. I feel very excited and it gives me shivers when I think about Games next yearÖ   

    For the first training camp of this summer, weíll be returning to Bend OR so stay tuned for more.
   Thanks for reading

    P.S. Pictures I picked is my favorite and memorable (for me) of the past year.

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    Our son Daniel was born...

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    Movember photoshoot....masterpiece :)
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    Trip to Sochi. Back to Motherland!
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    Tour de Ski 2013
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    World Cups are back in Canmore...
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    Awards after 15km Skate race at World Championship in Italy



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