"before you can accomplish it you must expect it from yourself"
Thursday, 7 January 2010
Full Moon Madness
or Retail Therapy, you decide....
I hate shopping almost as much as I dislike winter, but since I live in this climate I might as well embrace it.
The past few years I've suffered terribly from SAD (seasonal affective disorder). There was NO way that it was going to beat me up again this year, so I've been popping Vitamins' C and D since September and trying to get out into the winter weather as much as possible. What better way than snow shoeing and cross country skiing!! I've skied before and although I'm slow and had a pretty hard fall a few years ago I had decided to hang up my equipment. (I actually made a pretty nifty outdoor winter decoration with the old ski's)....but since I've been snowshoeing I realised I have a need for speed.
Why walk when you can run? Why not include ski's again? Well, why not???? Last Sunday I went over to the Quebec side to Greg Christies bike and ski shop. What a treat this place is! As soon as I walked in I was greated by Glen who ended up helping me select the perfect cross country ski package. We talked about expectations, skill level (or lack thereof) and where I would be doing most of my skiing. I ended up getting Madshus boots and ski's and of course poles (even though I have a pair). I even talked to Glen about upgrading my bike (ssshhh, don't tell Ruby), so I'll be going over in the next couple of weeks and seeing what he suggests...so far the Opus, Alto looks good. But I really have to do my homework and go to Bushtukah and talk with Erin and Zack...
I've also joined the Kanata Nordic Ski Club which is 5 minutes from my office, so for the past couple of days I've ski'd the trails right after work and I'm gaining my confidence back. I'm hoping to go to the Gatineau's in Quebec on Saturday for a little more of a challenging ski. Look out, clear the trails!!!
On the running front, well, let's just say I'm cross training right now, I am going to run on Sunday with Jen and the Richmond Road Race 5K and 10K race the following week will be more of a fun run. I have to admit, I'm enjoying not having to get ready for a particular race right at the moment.
Good Luck to everyone running in Disney this weekend, bundle up your buns...who knew it would just a few degrees warmer there than what we are experiencing here!!! Have fun you guys....and have fun being GOOFY!!