Monday, February 24, 2014

Winter Blues

I know, I know, I just posted about loving winter. And I do. I love winter. I love snow. I love to snowboard. I love to snowshoe. It's all so fun.

I think winter is great. But, I also struggle at times with the winter blues. I think everyone does, to a point.

The sky is usually gray. It's dark a lot (but, yay! the days are starting to get longer!). Winter activities are necessary for a healthy outlook.

On Saturday, we went to a sledding party at my aunt's house. She dug out a "luge course" and had us do time trials down the hill. It was fabulous! And really fast. We took kid on his first sledding run there. And may have tipped over. But, he enjoyed laying in the snow!

Then, the hubs and I took a ski lesson. That's right. Learning how to cross country ski. Did you watch cross country skiing during the Olympics?! Holy cow. It was incredible.

I was a member of my high school's nordic ski team for two years. I participated in classic skiing, and never really tried skate skiing.

But skate skiing is so much faster! A friend of mine was interested in doing a lesson and wanted a partner in crime.

Sign. Me. Up.

We rented skis and had our private lesson.

And now, my muscles are sore. Muscles I didn't even know I had are in pain. But, really? Skate skiing is complicated. We learned about 4 different "gears." I also learned that I am not an automatic transmission. It takes some work for me to switch from one gear to another. And I get a little confused/my timing gets off.

It is tough.

My parents babysat Kid while we were at the lesson. And I sat in their hot tub afterward.

It. Was. Heavenly.

Now, if only skate skis weren't so ridiculously expensive. I'd buy a pair and ski every day.

Can you believe that I didn't take even one picture of our outdoor activities this weekend?


  1. You are so good at getting out. I'm so spoiled here in Colorado these days. Having a baby doesn't help, but I can't imagine going out in your temps.

    1. Oh, I'm so jealous of Colorado! I would move there in a heartbeat. If we didn't brave the elements, we'd never be outside!