With bib number 7 will start tomorrow's slalom race. The course is set by a Croation coach, so there'll be tight lines. Better be awake in the morning inspection. :-)
The recovery from the American Tour is well on the way. Of course I felt the first gym nicely, but at least I have been sleeping roughly at the right time of the day :). And I've been able to fit even skiing in the agenda.
We also got together with my friends for a small Christmas party at Levi cabin. Nothing beats great food in good company, sauna and snow angels :)
Tanja in Levi through Patrick Forsblom's lins
Along with the top results at home slope came also very positive things concerning future - the sponsorship agreements with KPMG and Levi were continued. For a professional athlete it's good to think from time to time about something else than gates. :)
Never the less, no wonder it felt nice at the work orientation this fall at KPMG - the company became second in the research for 'The worlds most attractive employers'.
Halti for winter's wind and storm
Rovaniemi is the Unicef partner city in Finland in year 2010 and during this year several charity events are hosted in our city. Rovaniemi seeks to help the schools in Africa and already with small sums we all can make a difference - for instance 50 Euro gives school suplies to several students. On my behalf I want to be a part of the partner city year and remind the people how good we have it here in the north - now it would be our time to help. We have received a lot from Unicef after the war and now in Africa as well as in many other places beaten by war and natural disasters there are children to whom every Euro counts. On Saturday the Unicef concert gathered a great audience and raised support for a good cause. Along with music, three look-a-like dolls were auctioned - one of the host Arttu Harkki, one of me and the third of the another godparent John Storgård. Thank you very much for the audience for being part of helping the children of the world.
...it might be sunny in the village at 1700 m. And like you can see from the picture, the soccer field is crowded in the afternoon.
Behind ou can see the glacier where we train in the mornings.
Saas Fee is picture perfect when the weather co-opperates. The course is 3500 m high and can be reached by train combined to gondola from the valley. On the glacier there are lots of people "hiking" daily and cooling off on the high altitude.
Our training course is on the right in the picture. The peak is just about 4000 m high. Beautiful, don't you think?
12 km of gravel road, narrow paths, stony bits, wooden ramps and trails and concrete.
Unique mountain biking event, simple idea: 24 hours and team / biker who rode the longest distance wins - the amount of riding and the challenge depends fully on the riders' will power! And we got plenty of that.
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