|So sweet! Taz and Jax made us Valentines!|
|Bro, hubby and me|
Each day is a challenge and generally I am scared out of my mind at least once looking down a shoot or hiking up to reach epic heights etc... I love it! The last time we came up I took one of those yard sale, hard hitting, something broke or tore kina falls. And as I lay there thinking that my next race was 5 weeks away...I was freaking out. After all the hard work I have done for triathlon, it could all be for not. Fortunately for me, it was nothing major but it was a wake up call. Time to rethink this.
|The usual post ski fun|
Le't play William Tell and you shoot
the apple off my head with the
So why was I just in Snowmass? Vacation, see the family and the idea was train at altitude. Plan was:
|Hiking up to Gwens High Apline|
|Uncle Braman has "challengs" for Taz and Jax|
waterbaloon toss in the snow in bathing suits.
snow angels in bathing suits and more fun
|first run up with my niece Tasman|
Day 2: Find a pool, do a strength workout and see what is next. Did not of that and went to the Nordic Center.
I have always wanted to try this and I hear it is a great workout. This is how I envisioned John and I after our 30 min lesson (see above). Well it seems this is a lot harder than we imagined. Instead we spent 90 min swearing, cladding along in these tracks around a snow covered baseball field and when we had
At this point if I was not struggling to keep moving I would have punched her in the face. She is humming and spouting off about the beauty of the snow, the lovely earth and all I could think of was how much I wanted to throw my ski's in the next snow bank and go home.
Let's just say we did get a killer workout, not from skiing 20 miles, my garmin auto paused so many times it hardly tracked us. I was sore from polling my sorry ass around that track, falling down on packed snow and snowplowing without edges on the hills. Let's just say when they offered us 10% off our rentals for 2 days I declined.
|Skiing (in control with Scott|
was this close, I would have hit 50) NO I was being safe. Quit while I was feeling good ! Left wanting more AND I did a transition run. That was "fun" at 8300 ft - but I got IT done!
Skiing is a perfect family vacation..breakfast together, day of adventure and group dinners! Eating, drinking and drinking and talking. Trip went too fast. Lots of time to catch up have fun and be together.
|Best part of skiing- Lunch- yes that it a kale salad and|
a Guinness! Life is good