Snow Strength and Cross Country Skiing an Open Space Park

A.M.: Snow shoveling is strength training with frozen water, bearing-it up using good lifting form from legs and core, and a back naturally aligned over the center of gravity…with thoughts of shoveling a crystallized, distilled ocean fallen to earth from far away.

P.M.: Snow invited Nordic transport, gliding through an open space park in the late afternoon’s snow clouds, and loving every minute. The snow puts off the fragrance of rain as it evaporates…

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Now Available at Lulu.com: Farm Your Training Day: An American Dream of Sustainable Personal Fitness

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Farm Your Training Day: An American Dream of Sustainable Personal Fitness

Farm Your Training Day: An American Dream of Sustainable Personal Fitness

Discoveries While Running

Running yielded a discovery on Saturday. Took a foothills run in a nearby city in a 67 degree breeze and found a sledding hill. It was all dry grass with green sprigs emerging, wooded at the bottom and each tree fixed with padding as ski lift columns are. Hay stacks lined the shrubberies of yards along the running path, to stop the flying tobogganers and sledders. I remember thinking, ” wouldn’t it be nice if we had just one more sizable snow…”

Sure enough, a storm is blowing in as I write this. Gratitude follows the zero drops of my feet.

Snow is life

snow is life

life

Falling, falling for two days and a night, the life giving white.

The snow pack has been lonesome and when it puts on weight, we’re all grateful. It fell this weekend and I see prospects for this week too. If it fell for three straight weeks I would not mind.

Lots of opportunity for snow shoveling, cross country skiing to get around, skiing and snowshoeing. And the crops grow.