92: Early ChristmasPosted: December 23, 2010 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in Life, beginnings, celebrations, Earth, Fun!, goals, Healthful Living Plan, holidays, holidaze, home, nature, snow, Spirit, Support Your Local Economy, water, weather, winter | Tags: cross-country skiing, Gift, snow, winter sports 19 Comments
It’s an exiting day here at Breezy Acres. M and I decided to give ourselves an early Christmas present. The photo above is your first clue.
After giving it much thought (and much savings), we took ourselves to a local (independently owned) ski shop and invested in cross-country skis. Yay!!
M had to go back to work immediately after we made our big purchase so neither of us have tried out our new skis just yet. That will be my outdoor time today. As soon as he gets home, we’ll be trying them out in the future-woods as that seems the best trail for us (newbies!). We have gone cross-country skiing a few times in the past, renting the skis and boots at a local park. The great thing about owning skis is now we can go whenever we feel like it. The rentals at the park are available on weekends only. Sometimes the snow falls during the week and is gone by the weekend. We won’t have to worry about that now.
I’ll be back tomorrow to let you know how it went. Hopefully we’ll have lots of fun and no injuries.
I cannot think of any couple more suited to this gift–or any gift more suited to you two. It just seems like the perfect marriage. Have loads of fun!
Thanks, Anhinga. We’re having a great time which may lead to a rest day tomorrow as I think both M and I are feeling the results of all the hard work it takes to cross-country ski. 🙂
That should be fun! I would MUCH rather go cross-country skiing than downhill skiing!! I tried downhill once…. never again!! You’ll have to let us know how it goes! 🙂
Holly: I used to go downhill skiing as a teen but it’s been so long that I don’t have the nerve to try it again now. lol! Cross-country is great because we do get to go down some gentle hills but it’s also work as we usually have to go UP those hills first.
I have never gone cross-country skiing. I’ve heard it was hard though! Interested to know how it goes!
Miss Morgan: Cross-country skiing is both fun and hard work. A great workout! I anticipate having great legs by the time the season ends. lol!
That sounds adventurous and fun! Go skiing!
Your Sports Type
What sports would suit your personality?
It’s both, Kate. 🙂
Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting!
Happy Skiing,…Will try and keep up…um….running beside you! 😉 xx
Pen: You can sit back and relax while I update you on my skiing adventures. 🙂
Ooh, sounds like fun! I’ve always been afraid of trying downhill skiing, but I think cross-country is something I would enjoy. I’ll be interested in hearing how it goes!
Merry Christmas, Karma!
You should give it a try. Renting is the way to start, I think. M and I have gone out several times in the past few years, renting the skis at a local park. We wanted to make sure we liked cross-country skiing before investing in it.
How’d it go?
It went well, J. I just need to work up some confidence in my abilities. 🙂
That is adventurous, cross-country skis! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Very adventurous, Anna. And fun!
I hope you and Preston had a very happy Christmas!
I missed this post, Robin. For some reason, WordPress hadn’t been sending me notices of new posts or comments left on my blog.
Super gifts for Christmas!
That’s ok, Marianne. WordPress can be that way at times.
I hope you had a good Christmas!
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