Saturday, January 9, 2010

Lots of Snow, Lots of Skiing/Workouts

The big storm this past week dropped about 6" of snow on our neighborhood. Then the winds lasted for about 24hrs. Apparently, up to 40mph, so lots of drifting. The only way to approach all of this snow is to treat it like a workout. Lots of hand shoveling (as my snow blower is too small and weak). 10 shovel tosses to the left and 10 to the right. Good back and ab/oblique muscle workout.
Today's effort was 45min to go through 3ft drifts for about 150 feet. Then another workout to try and widen the entrance to the driveway. Final cleanup with the blower. Although it was around 5 degrees out this morning, I was working up a good sweat.
The entrance to the driveway has been getting narrower and narrower. I think that the pile on the right is over 6ft tall. Once it settles, the kids have been talking about creating an igloo inside of it.
After lunch, I wasted a good hour on the PC and then a tweet from Guitar Ted describing his XC ski got me off the couch. Skiing sounded much more fun than riding the trainer in the basement. It has been a good 10yrs since I last put on the skinny skis. I forgot how much technique is involved. My knees and angles felt weak and wobbly, but I had a blast. I quite after 45min to save my body for tomorrow.
The late afternoon at Big Creek Park. Lots of ice fishing going on, a few snowmobiles and about 6 XC skiers.

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