I may still have a semi-busted chest, but there’s nothing wrong with my legs, and they’ve continued to carry me further toward getting back in shape. Since posting last, I got into a habit of skiing two or three nights a week, mostly down at Ft. Snelling State Park, near where I live and work in the city. Even though the peace of those particular woods is often interrupted by a 747 thundering only 400 feet above you, it’s great to have the place nearby so life’s not all pavement. It lets me get in some exercise in a day packed with so much office. I’ve been joined quite a few times lately by Alison, my coworker Jonathan, and our friends, the Goltz’s. Sometimes it’s a solo venture where I need to make sure I don’t whack the sternum with no help to get back to the truck. Always careful, but gotta live. Doctor pointed me toward some chest armor designed for motocross, but works great for guys with healing ribs/sternums.
Winter in Ft. Snelling
And speaking of February, the 4th is our wedding anniversary, and this year it was the big 0-5. J Five years went by pretty fast. A reminder to live well, and appreciate every bit of it. I have an incredible wife and it was great to celebrate and reflect on our years together. Love you babe!
A great night out with a great wife:
On another note, we had our annual spring fake-out that affects the moods of every Northerner this past week. Temps above freezing all week, and we saw the sun! Yeah, that’s a big deal in an area that’s used to only seeing the sun when it’s bitter cold. It was actually too warm to do any worthwhile Nordic skiing, so I chose hiking Interstate State Park last weekend. Warmth and color felt great. There were even people climbing bare rock at the MN strip. It’s back to winter for while, but it’s a sign that it won’t last a whole lot longer.
Near Sentinel Crack in Interstate State Park, looking across from MN:
As you were…