On the bright side, however, the curling ice is great. My team traveled in early January
(through a snow and ice storm) to the Ardsley Curling Club in New York to compete in the Olympic Qualifiers. Laurel (2nd), Courtney (lead) and me (vice) have been curling for a combined total of about 10 years. Our skip, Dee, was very experienced and that helped greatly. Although I think it's safe to assume that we were the least experienced team, we actually didn't play too badly and had the opportunity to advance to the Challenge Round in Green Bay. Given that three of us work and had already taken off one week of work, we decided to pass this time around. We'll see what 2014 holds for us!
My boyfriend, Roger, and I are also playing in the Cleveland Skating Club bon spiel this weekend. Our first game is at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. In between games and broomstacking, I'll have to try and squeeze in some runs so I can get my mileage up from the 40-50 miles per week range I've been stuck in.