I think it might have been Danelle Ballangee who encouraged me to give snowshoe racing a try. Despite spending most of my time face down in the snow disentangling myself from myself that first race, I was hooked! What a freakin’ aerobic workout! I love the grassroots feel and camaraderie. I prefer technical, steep courses: being in the woods, hopping over logs, jumping over streams, snowshoe “skiing” down steeps. Some of my accomplishments include first places at Swift Skedaddle, Turquoise Lake, Overall place finishes at the State Championships and this year I was the Colorado State Champion. On my birthday this year I won the master’s division North American Randonee Championships.