Today, Saturday and Sunday I am racing in a competition basically for everyone who hasn't made the US World Cup Team this year. Throughout the skating season there are four America's Cup competitions which allow speedskaters to earn points and eventually (maybe) prize money for the accumulation of points at the end of the skating season. Today, I have already raced the 500 meters and I'm getting ready for the 1000 meters, possibly my best race! Tomorrow I race the 1500 meters and 5,000 meters and Sunday I repeat the 500 meters, 1000 meters and the fun "Mass Start" race.
Also: Nancy Jr is racing the 3,000 meters in this competition tomorrow (Feb 4th) but not in order to earn points.
Thanks so much Keri Shannon and Jen Lee for skipping classes today at Wheaton College to come all the way up here and watch my first race! That was beyond appreciated. I can't believe I forgot to get a picture with them so I could post it here.