In our attempt to “embrace winter,” Kyle and I invested in cross-country skis this year.
In addition to the fact that all the cool kids are doing it, we were looking for motivation to be active outside during these sometimes dreadful winter months.
Unfortunately, Mother Nature hasn’t really been on board with our plans, and the snow situation around these parts hasn’t been cooperating. We’ve managed to ski 3 1/2 times during the last two months. (“what’s with the half?” you ask? That story is for anther time, dear friends.)
Anyway, we were able to get out and ski today, which was delightful on this mild, sunny day. And so, I thought I’d share some important insights that we picked up today on the trail.
in reference to form:
Julie: I feel like I’m just prancercizing.
Kyle: I think that means you’re doing it right.
after a pretty bad wipeout:
Julie: Are you okay?! That sounded like something broke.
Kyle: Just my pride.
as a herd of good-looking, fast-moving skate-skiers flew past:
Julie: I feel like classic skiing is the nerdy, socially-maladjusted step-sister to skate skiing.
Kyle: I think you’re right.
Julie: There’s a leaf stuck to my wax. It’s tripping me up!
Kyle: Just ski through it.
Julie: ski through it?
You’re welcome in advance, future skiers of America.