I’ve decided that after 35 years of living in the frozen tundra I’m going to do my best to embrace winter. After years of talking about it I was finally convinced after O’s birthday party last weekend. I wasn’t sure how things would go but as part of her party at the nature preserve the naturalist offered to take the kids snowshoeing to find animal tracks. O loved it, she immediately took off like a pro! This of course led to wanting to go again and Matt buying her snowshoes that night!
Ironically the next day we were offered a pair of skis for her as well, why not?! So now we have a 4 year old with her own snowshoes and skis and neither Matt or I own either, time to fix that! Thank you REI for your big 1 day sale on Wednesday, we are now waiting on our own snowshoes to arrive. I’m excited and hope that this will be extra motivation to get out and enjoy winter. What great cross training for running. I have been so limited with the cold weather and snow covered paths that way too many miles have been logged on the treadmill.
On Tuesday I ran for the first time outside since the start of the year (besides Disney) and it was not great, the uneven ground hurts my hip! Ugh, just got this healed, I can’t risk anything else. Once again we are starting another day with below 0 temperatures and wind chills of -30! Makes me wonder why I live here! Now we start the search for cross country skis, although that may wait until next year since I hope we are nearing the end of this brutal winter! Any advice for a newbie on snowshoes?
What is your favorite outdoor winter activity? I’m hoping with these new options I won’t hate winter quite as much, wish me luck!