Winter Outlets: Going, Going, GONE...?
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
A fellow member of SparkPeople (MIKIIO) posted a lovely blog about cross country skiing and a variant called ski skating. She included a couple of demonstrations from YouTube in her blog:
and ski skating:
It reminded me of the exhilaration which appealed to me about cross country skiing and I thought: 'Hey! I wanted to get back out there and take another crack at this!' The winter is half over and our snow is all gone from warm temps and rainstorms. So far there just hasn't been enough snow at the right temperatures...grrr! I am going to have to be more vigilant to make sure an opportunity doesn't slide right by without taking advantage of it!
I had a late workout tonight, as I overslept this morning, even though I went to bed on time...but I've been running the well dry lately, shorting myself of too much sleep. During the workout in my mix on the mp3 player came along an unlikely song. I DO have a few slow ones here and there as I listen to my music at other times besides workouts. Even though I was doing strength training and this music HARDLY suggests that activity, I was entranced by this mellow, jazzy, utterly de-stressing, soothing and relaxing tune by Madeline Peyroux, "Half The Perfect World:"
So if you've got a notion give this a listen and let the music transport you to a serene place such as basking in a tropical sun while lolling about on an air mattress floating on crystal blue water where the warmth is just perfect and one has not a care in the world. Or let it be your lullaby and head to bed as I am so I don't short myself on my sleep again tonight...lol!