Hiking Close To Home

Is mid-January too soon to be looking forward to vacation in late July? We registered months ago for a four-day guided hiking program in Yellowstone National Park, and finally got the phone call finalizing our reservations. While I’m confident we will be able to handle the moderate-rated “brisk aerobic hikes” it doesn’t hurt to practice our skills. This week we ended up hiking close to home, at Roosevelt Island and around Lake Accotink.

The weather for our two hikes couldn’t have been much more different. On Monday it was so cold I regretted not stuffing hand warmers into my mittens. On Saturday we shed our jackets half way through our hike.

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Skiing In Park City

We started the year with a short family vacation doing my favorite winter activity–skiing in Park City! I learned to ski as a spoiled child when we took nearly annual ski vacations to Switzerland. That sort of ruined local East Coast skiing for me, but we took our kids to Whitetail and Wisp a few  times. A few years ago a friend invited us to join her in Park City, and we’ve enjoyed skiing there every winter since.

skiing in Park City
I came thisclose to canceling our trip this year because they’ve had such little snow so far, but my son still wanted to go and I knew the family time would be worth it even if the skiing wasn’t. I’m glad we went, because the skiing was good even though only about 1/4 of the trails were open.

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In A January Fog

This week I experienced frozen fog, thick fog, low-lying fog, and yes, even brain fog! Our weather bounced from the frigid teens to the freakishly balmy 60s and back again, with some wind and rain thrown in for good measure. 

January Fog

Although I was busy at work, I took time to appreciate the views out my window.

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The Best Laid Plans

The first weekly wrap of the year should be filled with reports of awesome workouts inspired by New Year’s Resolutions, goals for 2018, or just the drive to get back to it after the holidays, but that’s now how the first week of 2018 went down for me. You know what they say about the best laid plans ….

Words of wisdom on the slopes!

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The First Ultimate Coffee Date Of 2018

Welcome to the first Ultimate Coffee Date of 2018! Is it too late to wish you a Happy New Year? Is it too soon to ask if you’ve given up on any resolutions? 😉 Share your “coffee date” post in the link up below, and make sure you visit my co-host Deborah at Confessions Of A Mother Runner and comment on other blogs to spread some New Year’s goodwill. 

The Ultimate Coffee Date

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