Well, they groomed all day long. There is a pretty good base out there. Skate grooming only, but that didn't stop a couple of people classic skiing along on the skate base. We skated all over the place. Oak to Birch to Isle Royale backwards, then forwards, then Superior, back to Oak then over to Linden and back. We were out for about an hour. It felt great, like ski season had never really ended. We did use the rock skis, of course. Good thing, there were places here and there that had grass showing, mostly on Isle Royale. The Ski Tigers were everywhere. Lots of people hitting the trails on the very first day!
Charles and I realized that for the first time, we had rowed, mountain biked and skied, all in the same month! Later at a music rehearsal, after hearing this, Mike exclaimed, "only in the Copper Country!"
We were glad to have been able to ski on "opening day". Especially since we are leaving for the weekend and will not get to ski until next week. We were quite satisfied.
Have a happy Thanksgiving, one and all!
Charles here. I just wanted to add a little bit about today. Last year starting out, it was all I could do to finish one or two loops. So we did the loops, fine. A couple of long grades that used to gas me, no big deal. Bigger hills over on the ravine side? Yeah, that tired me out, but I handled it just fine.
The difference? Of course, the improvements from last year's skiing made a big difference. From eating Paleo, leaning out means less weight to cart around. Finally, a year of Crossfit means improvements in cardio, strength, stamina, flexibility, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. Very happy making.
Here's our menu for Thanksgiving dinner. We're going to cook at my Mom's. If you want the recipes, go to Thanksgiving Recipes and Everyday Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cooking Demo! from Everyday Paleo. Heck, if you haven't subscribed yet, check it out!
- Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
- Prosciutto Wrapped Pears
Of course, the turkey
- Paleo Holiday Yams
- Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole
- Cranberry Sauce
- Everyday Paleo Pumpkin Pie
Here's the data from the skiing:
We're thankful to get to work with great people and to see the improvements in our clients and ourselves.