Time for more shout-outs!  Special thanks to the following for donating to my Rally!

Greg & Jen Buck  *  Mike Tucker & Family  *  Shanna Muscavage  *  Cork & Mary Graybill  *  Ashley & Trinell Ficthorn  *  Ashley Kemper  *  Jenn Prevoznik  *  Sharon Poorman  *  Christina Faust  *  Hollie Kemper  *  Roger Herr  *  Ed & Jodi Hecker  *  Nancy Lewis  *  Sam Alwang  *  Steph Benn & Family  *  Bill & Terry Hecker  *  Kim Howells  *

And don’t forget, I have an anonymous sponsor who is willing to match the donations you make! So a little will go a long way! I’m 51% of the way there, and I have until Halloween to meet my goal.  Even if you can’t help financially (no biggie!) please pass the link along to anyone you can…you never know who is in the position to help!  Here is the link:  https://www.rallyme.com/rallies/253

Exit Curve 10 during our track walk.

Exit Curve 10 during our track walk.

On to bigger news…it’s our very first day on ice tonight!  We were initially supposed to slide last night, but a big rain storm on Sunday/Monday left the track pretty damaged, so the track was actually closed on Monday and Tuesday for repairs.  We had really warm temps yesterday which made for poor ice conditions.  Our track crew has been working incredibly hard to prep the ice but when it gets too warm, it doesn’t matter how well they patch it, the ice won’t hold.  So, in an effort to save our runners (which aren’t cheap!) the coaching staff made the call to cancel our session last night.  As bummed as we all were, we also don’t want to ruin our equipment on the first day.

Saddle work complete...I fit!

Saddle work complete…I fit!

It also gave us one more precious day to get our equipment situated which I was very grateful for.  I’m testing out a new sled this year, but also had to make sure that my personal sled was situated too, and it took a lot of work to get them ready.  Yesterday was super stressful getting the final changes made and I felt like I was working under the gun to get them done.  With sliding cancelled, I was able to get everything finished and ready without feeling like a crazy person!  I feel a bit more relaxed and ready now!

Anyway, I promise I’ll make sure to post tomorrow about our first day! Thanks for following!