I haven't forgotten about writing, but I just have not spent much time at the computer this past weekend.
Friday morning I did C25K W4D4...it was actually easy for me! I felt like I was truly ready to start week 5! Friday night we went out for drinks at the local bar. Lot's of fun!
Saturday I got out around 8am and drove 90 mins to Rapid City, SD. They have a Play it Again Sports there and I was going to look at a used pair of cross country skis. When I got there I checked them out, but then looked at all the other deals they had as well. All of their cross country gear was 50% off!!!!! So, I decided to get NEW skis, bindings, boots and a pair of used poles. I got everything for $135. A steal!!!! I was able to get back to Pine Haven early enough to test them out for a trial run. They were challenging, but not too hard :) I need to find a new pair of insoles though. I believe that will help my flat feet. As it is right now I can't go too far without my feet hurting.
Sunday, we drove over to Sundance, WY. There is a trailhead there, Carson Draw, about 3 miles out in the forest. Not hard to find! Very pretty nestled in the Black Hills. I didn't go too far, but I did run into 4 other people cross country skiing that were from Rapid City. They were very friendly and offered some great words of advice. I tried it and it really did help! I only skied a short bit farther after they were headed back to the trailhead. I didn't want to go too far and there were some intense hills coming up, both down and up! So I turned around and skied back to where they were at and walked down with one of the ladies. It was a little steep for both of us! Overall it was a great trip out and back. Even if it wasn't very long :) Afterwards, we drove back to Pine Haven and stopped off at the bar for drinks and lunch (this turned into a night of beers!) Probably not the healthiest of options, but it was fun and good to be social!
This morning I was supposed to go to work, but due to weather conditions my boss cancelled the day. Now my goal is to get the house all cleaned and maybe do a little Just Dance2. If it wasn't so cold and my skis were here I could have gone skiing here on the local course! I got the details to that yesterday as well. Hopefully as it warms up later this week I can get down there. Today the high is supposed to be 0 and tomorrow I hear even colder. That of course is not even factoring in the wind chill!
Well I guess I did have a lot to say today to catch up! May actually write more later. It really is therapeutic! I love knowing that people read it, but at the same time I love knowing that I can let my thoughts flow. It really has made me more relaxed lately!
Stay warm and dry wherever you are!