XC Skiing

It’s been a very long time since I was on the skis … either lack of good snow, illness, or scheduling problems, have made it hard to get out on the trails.

Today we were able to break that trend … after Ginny was done with church, we went out to Busse Wood Forest Preserve.

With both Ginny and I getting to the health club on a regular basis, we’re in pretty good condition … and it was clearly evident with our skiing.   Neither of us got worn out.

It took me a bit of time to get my rhythm back, but once I did … it was pretty good.

The only down side of this outing was the temperature … it was pretty darn cold.   Well, that’s kind of to be expected with winter sports … but my thumb got so cold it was hurting.

All in all, we did about 2 hours of skiing … and covered about 5 miles.   Not bad for our first time out.

One of these days I want to get back out to Yellowstone in the winter … it’s absolutely beautiful there and next to zero crowds.

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2 thoughts on “XC Skiing

  1. Kris

    I did a little cross county back in high school gym class and really enjoyed it. Never really had a chance to do it since then, although we were up in Door County a few weeks ago and saw people snow shoeing, which look fun, too.

    I rollerblade up at Busse Woods during the summer, and can easily see how that would be great for skiing.

    Something I might have to look into before everything melts this winter.

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    1. david

      I did a little cross county back in high school gym class and really enjoyed it.

      It is quite fun … and not very expensive. Plus, it’s the 2nd best aerobic exercise you can do (IIRC, the first is swimming).

      we were up in Door County a few weeks ago and saw people snow shoeing, which look fun, too.

      That’s something else I want to try some time … would probably be great for photo safaris in the winter time.

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