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.