The Birkie was EPIC this year! -10 below at the start and it only warmed up to 5 degrees!!! I have never been COLDER in my life! I figured the best way to handle the race was to just NOT STOP!!!! I skied as hard and fast as I could! It is so amazing to me to see 11,000 people ski through the woods in WI!
Learning to ski has changed my life! It proves to me their is WAY more power in this human body than I ever thought! You can push yourself so much and you don't break!
I told my kids last night how I appreciate them so much for supporting me in this crazy new sport /hobby! It is hard for them when I am gone but I figure moms go away from time to time...some go on girls weekends, some go to Jamaica (with us) some go away to do marathons...this is just what I chose to do for my time. I told them it makes me a better mom...to have just a little time to myself every once in awhile...and that I encourage them to find what they love in this life so that they can feel the same way!
Doug was with me for the first few days in Hayward and it was so much fun! We had a blast driving up there together...even went off the beaten path a few times (I LOVE the Gazetteer) we listened to great music and had fun just laughing and talking. He skied with me on the Birkie trail and he had the biggest smile on his face I have ever seen!
I feel like I am really taking full advantage of the life I have been given!
"I am on the right track baby, I was born this way." Lady Ga Ga