Thursday, January 3, 2008

Rushin' Out to XC Ski

Skipped out of work early today and headed to Honey Creek with the dogs. We did about 12 miles on the B loop. Out on the backside I got my directions confused and got lost for a while. Very hilly over there. Monster climbs and drops that I thought were going to kill me a couple times. Wednesday probably ate her weight in deer pooh - not your average chick!
After I finally got back to the lower parking lot I had about a 1/2 hour of day light to get 3 miles back up to the upper lot. I was toasted with a long climb to go. The skis were slipping on my kick offs because the snow was starting to ice up as the sun dropped. When we finally hit the crest of the hill I stopped and snapped this picture. I dropped back into the trees and headed the last 1/2 mile to my car. Pulled out of the parking lot as darkness hit and I turned my lights on.

I haven't felt this blasted for a while - feels good. Bet I can sneak out there tomorrow too, although I'm not sure I can make it up those hills again. Still, worth a try. Some of the best country in the world - just my opinion. I bet Lily here agrees with me.

Happy last day of skiing!


Lansen

3 comments:

jdoug_jt said...

Haaaaaay, man, thats not being lazy and getting out of shape!!!!!!

Looks fun though....

lansenm said...

It is fun - Infact I'm about to cut out of work and do it again.

Never hire me - I'm a terrible employee, at least when there is snow on the ground.

Heeee Heee Hee

jdoug_jt said...

You crack me up!

I was just looking last years standings for Harland Race Series...

Couple of names I recognized on there....