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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!

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  • PISTL67
    relaxing tune by maddy brings out the french in me! tried cross country race when younger and i got smoked! definitely can't ski skate now. maybe i'll try if spark off excess baggage! emoticon i do some downhill skiing. my son snowboards but he had to learn on his own cuz i was too chicken to try! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3067 days ago
    Mmmmn thank you for ending this blog with something nice relaxing and soothing. So ready to go and get some rest as that is also something that I don't always get enough of. Take care my friend.
    3069 days ago
  • KATRINA333
    Get some sleep, my dear SP friend! Really important for your energy and health, and thanks for being such an awesome support for me and many others.

    :) Katrina
    3070 days ago
    Refreshing blog. I am going to enjoy checking out those links when I get back from PT. I am a little behind the eight ball. Can only do so many things at once. I may be a bit slow. Yet, I am a music lover myself. Joy to you and have a fab day!

    emoticon Karen Ellen
    3070 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    will try the soothing music before day.......we can dream though right!!! oh the places we will go..............have a wonderful day.........blessings and hugs............lita
    3070 days ago
    Dude. It isn't even February yet. Be careful what you wish for! Especially in Upstate NY... LOL
    3070 days ago
    Good thing that soothing music didn't put you to sleep while you were doing strength training! emoticon
    3070 days ago
  • KELLI9001
    Take some of our snow in Indiana...PLEASE!! I would be happy to send it in order to accomplish your goal!

    Have a super day!
    3070 days ago
    Well, hey, you can have some of our snow, Don!! At least twelve years ago my younger son sent me a set of gaiters for Christmas and my dh was going to buy me some snow shoes. Since by Christmas we had had no snow I said let's wait. To make a long story short I have never yet needed the gaiters or purchased the snow shoes and I totally understand your frustration!

    Great job on getting in your workout late! emoticon
    Cindy in Indiana emoticon
    3070 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/27/2010 6:06:21 AM
  • _VALEO_
    We have less and less snow over here too. I hope you'll have some snow to be able to ski at least one week-end. (I haven't checked yet where you live.)

    Congrats on following your Plan B and on doing your workout in the evening. If you overslept, it means your body needed it, and it is so important to sleep well.
    I didn't know Madeleine Peyroux, very nice song, so soft like a whisper in my ear. I just woke up, I can't head back to bed, although this idea is appealing! ;)
    3070 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/27/2010 2:00:15 AM
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