Sunday, January 22, 2012

Choosing an "S" !

All week I knew I would be doing something today. The only thing I was sure of was that what I would be doing would begin with an "S"!  It wasn't until this morning that I made the decision.  I wanted to ski instead of snowshoe or skate.  I was quick as a whip getting ready and out the door.  I wanted to be one of the first on the trail, as usual.  I arrived at the Pocaterra Hut at 9:15, took care of business then slide into the tracks and I was off.   I wasn't the first but pretty darn near.  
I could not have asked for a better day for my first, real, serious business, ski.  The sun felt warm, the sky was blue, the new snow sparkled and I was in my glory.  The trail signs are quite nice.  I stopped at each one to get the lay of the land and to make sure I was staying on the green easy trails (for now).
Like I mentioned in a previous X-C Ski post, I needed to work on what the signature shot will be for when I reach my cross country ski destination.  This is it and I call it my "ski-stop-shot".   This isn't just a silly pose, it has meaning as you can see in the photo under this one. 
X & O...loving life these days!
My intentions were to complete 10 kms, 5 out then return the way I came.  I was enjoying myself, time was flying and I was too, so instead of turning around at 5 I did it at 7 kms.  I was back to the Hut by 12:30, had my lunch then headed home!
I'm already looking forward to getting out again and incorporating more hill training.  

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy that you're enjoying skiing! These recent posts of yours are making me so homesick. Love your ski-stop-shot. :)

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