January 28, 2011


Due to the long gray winter months here in Idaho, I have found that in order to stay sane you have to get your buns outside and enjoy the fresh air that Mother Nature has provided for us.  Studies have shown that getting outside during the winter improves our mood, increases our sex drive (WHOOT, WHOOT), and in general makes us healthier individuals. 
For years I have watched my husband enjoy the winter months Nordic skiing.  He heads to the local track and skate skis for his daily dose of goodness.  Now, when  it comes to cross country skiing I can say that it honestly just about bores me to tears. However,  I have found my new love -  it's a lot like cross country skiing, but faster.  I LOVE that word!  FAST!  Anything that will make you go fast, and gives you a workout is my kind of new love.  So, lately I have been putting on the skate skis and have been taking short lessons from my awesome husband.  Here is how things have been going so far.

Stand up, glide for one second, fall down!  Stand up, glide for two seconds, fall down! . . . . . . . . REPEAT. . . . . .REPEAT.

Man, this takes serious balance.  I'm not quite ready to show you how I look doing this, because it will end up on the next  episode of funniest home videos.  Well, here are a few good techniques that will help get you started.  Also, if you are interested in learning what equipment you will need for skate skiing go here.  Good luck to you girls.

1 comment:

Dawn said...

REALLY like the benefits of getting outdoors;)
One of the BEST sports ever- this is!!!!

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