Mental Wellness

Cross Country Skiing: The Joy of Snow

Our banks of snow were beginning to look drab and gray. Then, we had another two inches of snow last weekend. Time to cross country ski again!

A neighbor and I go once or twice a week. It is great exercise and the scenery is beautiful. The park where we ski is within walking distance. We lace up our boots and hoof it there carrying our gear. The first day of the season in December, latching the boots onto our skis was a challenge that took us a full 10 minutes and left us laughing. Each time we’re getting faster at putting them on and gliding over the snow. We’re not advanced skiers, but we have a lovely time.

We feel like the first people in the park, maybe even on earth, when we create our tracks in the snow. Walking home we chat about the snow, the birds, and life. Fun, while masked.

What is your favorite Covid-era exercise?

Happy Manic Monday! –Rebecca

Local Madison Park Winter Scene Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

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