So I had a very unique Christmas this year. For the first time in quite a few years I had Christmas with my family! Normally they are back in Australia so the closest I get to a family Christmas is skypeing them. This year we were all gathered in Haag Im Der Oberbayern, with our good family friends that live there. I’d gotten a ride with my parents up from Italy to Germany. It was really nice to have a change of pace especially after all the races.
It was basically a mini holiday for me, I went Ice skating, Running through the amazingly green forests out to dinner, to the theatre and ate my fair share of Christmas food! Overall it was wonderful just having some family traditions and laughs at the dinner table.
I have now head back into Switzerland and rejoin the distance skiers from the AUS team in Campra a very small ski area in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. After the break I’m really keen to ski again and burn a few kilos of Christmas food! The snow here is crazy yesterday 1.3 meters of snow fell and so things are fairly chaotic here with trees down and roads snowed in. The races have even been pushed back a day because the snow is so deep it will take a day just to pack it all down.
I’ll let photos do the rest.
Train hard, rest easy, live for the moment.