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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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