Yesterday was an amazing day.
We packed up our snowboards, threw on some long johns, and spent the day under the warm sun on Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA.
Sitting on the chairlift, floating high above the mountain brings such a sense of peace and calmness that captivates your entire body.
The weather was perfect, however the conditions on the slopes were bit icy due to the lack of snow this year. The man made stuff left for a severely sore tail bone after one good tumble.
You know that egg shaped bump that appears after you hit your head? Well, I think I have one on the left side of my butt/hip from when I hit an icy patch.
Battle wound is what I say. At least I got a nice tan
Following our last run, we wound down in the lounge with some drinks and live music.
Music, wine and a fireplace. My kind of environment.
After a while, our bodies began screaming for a hot shower and a warm clothes. We hopped in the car and headed home to enjoy a comforting dinner in front of the TV, buried under a bundle of thick blankets.
A steaming bowl of veggie egg white soup.
It was the perfect ending to a perfect day. We had a blast, and plan to go again before the winter ends.
Outdoor activities, such as skiing and snowboarding, are amazing workouts that require strength, balance and endurance. Your legs are in a squatting position, while your upper body is constantly contracting to maneuver the board/skis in the direction you need to go.
It is the ultimate total body workout, and the best part is that you don’t even realize what a great workout you are getting because you are having so much fun!
Be a kid again and find an activity that you love to do.
Try jump roping, going on a hike or bike ride, ice skating or rollerblading, or even a friendly game of beach volleyball or soccer. These are great ways to stay active throughout the week, all while having fun.
As for Matt and I, our next venture will be the annual Ice Fishing Tournament on Lake Winnipesaukee in two weeks!
I can’t wait! It is such a good time.
Explore the world around you and see what it has to offer. Challenge yourself, try new things and feel a sense of empowerment after each venture.
Live freely. Look outside the box.