You have a choice…

make the best of itSeveral years ago I got fed up with not having anything to do in the winter months. I forced myself to find a winter interest and the most inexpensive sport I could think of was snow shoeing. Mind you this was before I got back into running. I bought a $99 pair of pink snow shoes and trekked around the local woods. Snow shoeing is so peaceful especially when you are out in the quiet woods during or after a fresh snow fall. Every winter I hear the grumblings of what people dont like, I wrote about it last year and I feel compelled to write about again.

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One of my first adventures on snow shoes 🙂

 

Eventually I found running and discovered that I really didn’t mind running in the winter all the much. I completed the Winter Chiller race series that was put on by the local running club-Monadnock Milers. It wasnt easy getting out there with negative temps but having a strong finish in the series was a great motivation. I soon found out about the Winter Wild series. Running up ski trails at resorts in NH, MA and VT-sign me up. Last year I checked out snow shoe racing. My acidotic Racing team mates and other friends swore that I would *love* it. Ha. That first race Moose Mountain runaround was a beast. Fresh powder and some groomed trails with a couple hills about two months out from my surgery. I hated it. Really I did. I was bummed. I wanted to like it but I was miserable the whole race. I cursed those who said I would love it.  I decided to give one more race a try, a night race (I love running at night). I signed up for the Kingman Farms race.  I felt like I was fighting with Sam I am…try it, try it  and you will see…I DO NOT LIKE SNOW SHOE RACING. “Say! Here in the dark! Would you, could you, in the dark?”  Needless to say that was the turning point and yes, yes I like green eggs and ham…I mean snow shoe racing, especially in the dark!

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Moose Mountain 2014

Winter Wild Bling

Winter Wild Bling

Beaver Brook First Woman finisher

Beaver Brook 2015
First Woman finisher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10006612_10203419630628476_1496840343_nSo here I sit on another SNOW DAY realizing that it will be another day I have to make up in June, more snow to shovel, more crummy roads to drive on. What stands out in my mind the most is-Yes! I get to go play in the snow!!! That is the choice I am making. Making the most of it. Afterall, it is my choice to live in this amazingly wonderful State!

Time to go play!

 

Where is the trail?

Where is the trail?

 

Its all good, still having fun!

Its all good, still having fun!

Josie loves the snow-Really!

Josie loves the snow-Really!

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