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CX Bounce Back!

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Well yesterday's allergy symptoms oddly let up enough for me to get a super night of sleep and woke up with hardly any symptoms other than an occasional runny nose. Whew! Glad that didn't hang on...I don't *do* sick very well, lol!

Spent a couple hours getting my feet 'neath me again with cx skiing. Still so awkward...! always fighting my crappy balance...course that works my shoulders a lot, they're feeling the after-effects of all that heavy sticking with the poles to keep myself upright. Still managed to tumble a few times, once I had a heckuva time getting upright again...no Snow Angels left by my flopping around...but a respectable attempt at a Jackson Pollack!

I always head to the flattest area I know at the north end of our local parks where they have 4 soccer fields end to end. Looped round four times. Once to quasi-bushwhack a trail left by snow-shoers...by the 3rd/4th loops had at least a LITTLE bit of slide & glide going. Snow was sticky though, being so warm, around 32 degrees. Had to shed my jacket, just a long-sleeved t-shirt was all I needed as I heat up so easily! Hopefully there will be more than the usual opportunity to go and gain greater confidence with cx skiing this winter.

Getting out and grabbing the world sure beats ANY contraband I could choose to put in my mouth! Thinking about pour food choices as limiting my ability to be, as I like to quote, "Alive In The World" sure makes it easier reach for healthier fuel!

Keep 'er Sparkin' everyone!

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    Totally LOVE the concept:
    Being Alive in the World is definitely good fuel!!

    When I see all you do these days, I grin! The way you've transformed yourself, he way you reach out and grab onto exercise adventure is sooo fantastic!! :)

    Way to go, Don!
    2573 days ago
    Yay, glad you're out there.

    XC skiing for me is a bit of a metaphor for life itself: there's a time to glide and a time to push!! Balance!!

    And thanks for your comments on my Day four fatloser blog -- it sure is attracting a bit of heat. (Hey guys, this is Siebold not "me"!!)

    Cannot imagine that a person as caring and supportive as you is not also a great dad: but probably none of us is ever completely satisfied with the job we did (and continue to do) in that context. Bet your son feels differently.
    2576 days ago
    Oh dear! If I put anything on my feet other than shoes or snow shoes it can really be a recipe for disaster. I see some snow angels in my near future because a friend has offered to loan me her X-country skis!
    2576 days ago
    great job of getting exercise and staying healthy. Have fun.
    2576 days ago
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    With the freezing temps that you've been having lately in your part of your world, I would have feared to meet a polar bear while cx skiing!
    What style do you do? Classic or Skating?
    2577 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/9/2014 6:32:22 PM
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    2577 days ago
    Thanks, I needed to read that-Poor choices, prevent one from being "alive in the world"!
    Best to you!
    2577 days ago
    Would love a chance to go cross-country skiing again - it's been years (trip to Switzerland). We don't often get enough snow in this part of the country, and when we do, it doesn't stick long enough. Glad you're getting you "sea legs" back, Don. Enjoy!
    2577 days ago
    I wish I could have seen you flailing around trying to get back up!

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    So glad to hear you are feeling better!
    2578 days ago
    How cool! Have fun!
    2578 days ago
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    Onward and your right , Downward - emoticon Don - X country-
    I was enjoying that myself last week !! emoticon
    2578 days ago
    Glad you got your bounce back. And I'm impressed by the XC ski efforts. I've not mastered that skill... but it must feel good to get out there and DO it! emoticon (What no cross country icon? Guess this one will have to do!)
    2578 days ago
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