Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cross Country Skiing

I first got into cross country skiing three years ago, when Nick's coworker retired and moved to Arizona. Cheap skis! Yay! It quickly became one of my favorite things in the world and I've sloooooowly gotten better. Mostly in the past I just skiied on my grandmas farm and at local parks. This year I'm branching out more and have found two ABSOLUTE GEMS to ski at:

Firestone Metropark

Chapin Forrest

These offer much more challenging terrain than farm fields and trust me, going uphill is SUCH AN ARM WORKOUT! In fact my arms are so tired from today, I can barly type. ;)

What is so great is that Nick has gotten on board this year with the obsession too. The last couple years he would go with me if I begged, and he would hate it. Not sure why he loves it so much now, but he does and he just ordered himself BRAND NEW SKIIS!! They arrived today; so I'm thinking he's going to want to try them out this weekend! Yay!


Janelle said...

I love XC skiing too - so good for the arms, and such a great way to enjoy the outdoors in winter. I don't know how people live in cold climates if they don't have a way to get out and enjoy it!

p.s. I have an email coming to you on the fluoride thing...sorry...

Jill said...

Whyever didn't he bring them to AZ?! Love the pic of Blaine sleeping on your back!

Cross country skiing is a huge workout overall! I found it to be so hard but fun once you get into a groove. Haven't done it in many many years though!

Kara said...

My husband really wants to get into XC skiing too! Sounds like fun :)

Shannon said...

What fin! A nice break from fighting the nap wars!

Elizabeth said...

How fun! The closest I've seen to cross country skiing lately is a lady faking it on roller blades with ski poles! Pretty funny in our 70 degree Texas winter!