First of all, THANK YOU everyone for your support through the tough times and the good - today was one of those good days - really, really good! I missed a phone call around 8am this morning while I was in the bathroom brushing my teeth. When I viewed the missed call I saw that it was "435", the Park City area code. It was either going to be a really good call, or a really bad call. It was good! Pete (Head US Ski Team coach) told me to pack my bags!
From there it's been a whirl-wind day of calling and texting family and friends, talking to the media, doing my JOB! I was great to attend both my Noon Masters session and a practice with my junior athletes to share the news with them!
Erica came to practice with a Go Holly! Headband and foam hand... a couple of the juniors boys lost "the bet" and have to die their hair a color of my chosing. I got a phone message from Lisa Murkowski personally congratulating me! When I pulled into my driveway this sign was on my front window:
I'm not sure who made it but I have my suspicions! (Thanks!)
I wish I had time to relax, to return phone calls, to get a long night of sleep but that's all far from the truth! I fly out tomorrow morning at 7:30am which means I have to be at the airport at 5:45, up at 4:45, etc, etc. Kikkan, James, Erik and I are headed to Canmore early for an altitude camp prior to the pre-Olympic World Cup in Canmore. Most people don't have their first International racing experience a couple days before competing in the Olympics. It's not ideal but I'll take it!