The 2011 American Birkebeiner is just a memory now but we surely had a wonderful weekend up at the cabin with family and friends. After last week's loss, it was a restorative, fun filled weekend and everyone loved it!
Our cabin was full with 12 people. I think that's about the limit with two bathrooms. ;) Our family was there along with John, Ann, Nate, TuAnn, Kim, Perky and Bruce.
This was my first Birkie experience and I fell in love with it. The Birkebeiner is not the only race run during the weekend. John and Ann participated in the Kortelopet which runs at the same time but runs in a loop and ends in Cable while the Birkie ends in downtown Hayward. Our cabin is right between the two little towns. John and Ann did very well and so did Nate, who finished his second Birkie successfully. Yay to Nate, John and Ann!
Over the course of the weekend I was overtaken by some strange force and I pinkie-promised to compete in the Kortelopet next year, a 27km ski race. What was I thinking?! I guess I'll have to strap on my cross country skis and get training next year...
Cheering on the skiers
Congratulating Nate after the long race
Everyone sacked out after a fun and exciting weekend.