As Nordic ski racers, we are incredibly lucky and spend many months of the year travelling around the world, training and racing in faraway lands. Most of the winter is spent living out of a suitcase and moving from place to place. But with the focus centered squarely on racing fast, training and resting takes the priority over sightseeing on these trips. It’s easy to get into the habit of seeing the only ski centers, hotels, and their connecting roads at each race location. Visiting other places in the local area is often overlooked in favor of time off our feet, letting tired muscles recover. However most times, these outings become refreshing breaks from the normal rigors and routine of training. I promised my brother that I would take pictures of all the towns that I visit while travelling this season and I think I will be able to thank Eben for helping me get the full experience of this winter’s travels.
Yesterday afternoon I went for a long walk around the town of Muonio. With warm temperatures and a sunny sky, it was hard not to go outside. I didn’t even need my puffy coat and my biggest regret was forgetting to wear sunglasses!