Oh yes, it’s raining and plus 5c degrees! Where the hell is all the snow??^/ Oh. It doesn’t really feel like winter coming and biathlon season starting.. The only place where you can ski at the moment is Kontiolahti. (well, we have been there all the time so that doesn’t make any difference^^’) but anyways, first competitons are behind with mixed results!!
Last weekend we still had snow. Everywhere and it felt like christmas!! minus 5 and calm weather. What would make me more happy before the first race!?.)) Well, seems like my mood was as light as the weather. I managed to make a good first race for this year. Sprint, with one penalty in prone and okey skiing! Only 2 seconds after Slovakian Halinarova (0+1). Well, that was a surprise.. cause she’s a good biathlete, being in WOrldcup top 30…!!!^^
It seems like we have been training good.. Well, that didn’t help me this weekend, though.! I shot very bad…and in a meanwhile my skiing is getting better and better.. well, with penalties 3+1 in sprint and altogether 5 in pursuit I had no chance to challenge the world’s bests.. Kuzmina, Mäkäräinen.. I was just too much behind! Well, the rainy weather and soft snow.. plus biggest uphills we can find made my legs trembling and my mind confused!! But that’s biathlon!!:)) that’s why I’ve chosen it..:)
Anyways, even if I was shooting bad, my skiing,otherwise, was third best (of finnish girls). I didn’t get a chance to compete in Östersund World Cup. (really pity, my 2nd homeplace!!!) My teammate Sarianna will be skiing there, at the first time in WC. She deserved that place, shooting only 3 penalties during the weekend!! comparing to me … ^^’
BUT I can start now in Hochfilzen and Austria! So here we come. the First World Cup ever..!!!:D but for sure, not the last one I bet!!:) Well, Now I should be happy:) And I am.. My german sponsor is as well, hopefully even somebody else. Dunno if somebody thinks I didn’t deserve this place. but ”make a chance, take a chance and breakaway..” !!:) That’s how it goes.. Sweden and Östersund will wait for me. Hopefully I’m there then later.. next year, for sure!!:)
Now it’s time for training here at home. two weeks and I’ll head back to Austria Maybe I’m able to stay there one week more.. training near by Ramsau.:) maybe, maybe not. My coach doesn’t want me to stay ”away” from his eyes.:D Am I too bad and crazy? I’m able to take care of myself:DD No problems, and always surviving:))! Don’t claim anything else!:) And I would be training good, of that I’m really sure. If only there’s a free place in accommodation…^^’
So I’ll skip some schoolexams now, being able to do them in January! or later.:) It’s not worth of worrying cause the teachers wll understand.. and hey, I don’t even have that much school!:D
Thumbs up and off to Hochfilzen!!:) Need to find my ”normal Laura” at the shooting range and everything’s fine..
Take care! see ya at Christmas.. or how it was. or when it was? or Where I am then?:D Somebody’s calling…;)