For the discussion this week we will first read: "Spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature is associated with good health and wellbeing"
How do you think this article relates to ski training? What questions does it bring up for you?
For this week we will be exploring what it means to be part of a pod in this age of COVID.
UW has been put on a 'Pause'. One of the guidlelines for this 'Pause' is:
"UW students are being instructed to have contact with only members of their “pods” during a pause. For a student in UW’s residence halls, a pod consists of all students on that student’s floor. For students living off campus or in UW apartments, a pod consists of those living together in the same dwelling."
What does this mean in the context of a team that enjoys each others company and spends time together? How do we create community?
Let's start our conversation around this great quote that made Maddy think of our team.
For our first week we will start with a short reading by Jessie Diggins, 'What Motivates You?' and then watch a short video talking about how the brain learns best by our very own Coach Rachel.
We'll meet on Monday, September 7, at 7pm MST.
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We are living in an interesting time. Some of us are extremely busy and stressed while others are struggling to find something to do. Many people have reached a place of isolation and uncertainty surrounds all we do.
During this time we reflect upon many things, who we are, what we want, what is our place in the world, how do we keep moving forward against the tide of injustice, environmental degradation, global pandemic.
At University of Wyoming Nordic we think many of these answers can be found in learning, community, and movement. Opening our minds to all possibilities - academic, emotional, and athletic.
As we look towards a ski season that will look very different from ones we have experienced in the past Rachel & Christi have asked themselves how to create a space that honors the time in which we live, the learning that we need, the hope that we crave, and the sport that we love.
We have decided it looks like a learning community that invites anyone who is interested in being part of a community that swirls and coalesces, like snowflakes in a storm, around the environment, learning, social justice, training, technique, nutrition, connection, and love.
We have learned in this time that virtual engagement can mean connections across time and space in a way that we never imaged. We are currently training with people across the World and spanning the future, current, and past for UW Nordic. We also have been training with some new friends.
We want to expand this idea to a space that provides more connection - We want to engage our global community.
We will meet Mondays 7-8pm MST on Zoom. We will post ideas, videos, readings, etc. every week on this blog.
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