I escaped the city, ending up on an Alberta train yesterday, handed event tickets and given an excellent hat, which I wore all day.  

It was the last round of women’s biathlon.  It’s how they can lower their heart rate at shooting time that gets me.  Certainly there’s training, but it’s a wild level of concentration.  

And the size of the ski jump just doesn’t translate to TV.  The athletes wake up and think, yup, I’m doing to hurdle down that at 100km/h”. OMG.

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